Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Taruto Sponge Cake Roll

A confectionary native to Ehime prefecture. Brought to Matsuyama in the 1600s by its feudal lord after a visit to Nagasaki. Originally a jam filled sponge cake roll, the lord replaced the jam with red bean paste. The packaging features pictures of Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen. A souvenir treat of your visit to the hot spring area.

Link in English

2 comments:

Udon_lover said...

Local people relatively prefer this brand, Rokuji-ya. The popular one is Ichiroku brand. :-)

Tony Mariani said...

I have to try this sometime.