Japan’s weird food: Karinto Manju

My new favourite obsession is this snack, availible at the utilitarian bakery near the train station in Chikugo.

Karinto is deep fried flour and sugar, and manju is a sweat with bean paste in the middle. Combine them, and you have this wonderful treat.

Crunchy on the outside, sweet on the inside, I was in such a hurry to take a second bite I didn’t even get a good picture. Sorry.

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2 Responses to Japan’s weird food: Karinto Manju

  1. Is this a the specialty of somewhere specific?
    Andrew – The Unframed World recently posted..Monkey Mountain: Wild Domestication

    • Heather says:

      I’m not sure. I asked around at my school, but half the teachers had never heard of it, and the other half didn’t know. Apparently there is a famous bakery in Fukuoka city that makes them too.

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