Detchi Yokan

A yokan (bean jelly) with a refined taste wrapped in a bamboo sheath, a delicacy born in the bamboo area of Omihachiman

The anko paste of azuki beans and sugar is kneaded in flour and wrapped and then steamed in a high-quality bamboo sheath to create a yokan of a light and refined flavor. The name of the yokan originated from the olden days when detchi-san often bought the sweet from their meager wages. Detchi-san referred to children who entered apprenticeships at merchant houses in Osaka and the Kanto area during the Edo Era.

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