“Hitotsunabe” is a confectionery proudced by Rokkatei, which has its main office in Obihiro, Hokkaido.
The name “hitotsunabe” literally means “pot”. It was named after the words of Benzo Yoda, a pioneer of Hokkaido – ”When we start cultivation, we used to share a pot of food with pigs.”
The word “hitotsunabe” symbolizes the severe environment during the settlement period in the region.
The small pot shaped confectionery is a monaka (bean paste wafers). There are three kinds of fillings (ogura bean paste, smooth bean paste and white bean paste), with pieces of mochi inside each one.
The shape of this product is self-explanatory, where the monaka waffle has a savory flavor with crispiness of an ice cream cone.
The sweetness of the pastes is just about right, making it really yummy. My personal favorite is the white one.
Small pieces of mochi in the filling have a delightful chewy texture, giving it a little zing.
This omiyage reminds us of the pioneer period in Hokkaido, with the vigorous hardships of the pioneers who made the rich farmland.
Information about Omiyage
|Ingredients||Sugar, Red Bean, Daifuku Red Bean, White Bean, Monaka Waffle, Trehalose, Starch Syrup, Gyuhi Powder, Glutinous Rice Flour, Starch, Agar. Sugar, Red Bean, Daifuku Red Bean, White Bean, Monaka Waffle, Trehalose, Starch Syrup, Gyuhi Powder, Glutinous Rice Flour, Starch, Agar|
|Expiry Date||About 2 weeks|
|Storage Method||Keep in a cool dry place|
|Place or Origin||Hokkaido Prefecture|
|Where you can get it||New Chitose Airport、Marui Imai Sapporo Main Store|