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Eating Koshu Ichiryo Monaka at Say Gets, a Japanese Sweets Shop in Yamanashi

Writer : Chigusa

In Yamanashi Prefecture, there are 7 branches of a well-known sweets shop called "Say Gets".
At Say Gets, the sweets are not mass-produced. Instead, everything is made by hand with specially selected ingredients.
I'd like to tell you about what I ate there, a sweet called "Koshu Ichiryo Monaka".

Product name in Japanese: 甲州一両最中

Say Gets' Fuji-Yoshida Shop
Say Gets' Fuji-Yoshida Shop

Say Gets is also famous for its rolled cake, which won the Monde Selection Gold Medal for 3 consecutive years!

The packaging is top-class.
The packaging is top-class.

The black box in which these Monaka (Japanese-style cakes) are packaged is luxurious. Many people give this gift as a souvenir to those they hold dear.

9-piece box ¥1640 (tax excluded)
9-piece box ¥1640 (tax excluded)

The cakes are made with carefully chosen ingredients, produced in Japan.
Soybeans from Hokkaido are used to make the coarse anko sweet bean paste.
No additives are used.

Make and Eat Your Own Monaka!

It comes with instructions on how to eat it.
It comes with instructions on how to eat it.

It looks like you have to put your own anko paste inside the wafers to eat this Monaka.
The name of this treat, "Ichiryo", refers to a gold coin that was used long ago in Japan. It also forms the image of the Monaka wafer's design.

Open the package
Open the package

The wafer shell and anko paste are packaged separately.
Since this wafer shell is filled with anko paste right before eating, it retains its crispness. What a great idea!

Put anko paste in one wafer.
Put anko paste in one wafer.

By the way, this Monaka wafer shell is made of mochigome sticky rice.

The lid is placed on top.
The lid is placed on top.

I'm done! I feel a sense of attachment to what I made (lol)!

It's full of anko red bean paste.
It's full of anko red bean paste.

It's so delicious! The crispy texture of this Monaka shell, unlike any I've tried before, is a new experience for me. The anko red bean paste is also just the right sweetness.
I think it would be really tasty served with your favorite ice cream or fresh cream!

I recommend making and eating it with your friends!

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