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Introducing a Popular Souvenir from Hakata: "Mentai Tube" 5-Piece Set

Hakata Station's Ming Department Store, the largest souvenir shop in Kyushu, recently held a runoff contest to choose the best souvenir of 2018. Mention "Hakata" and its famous mentaiko (salted spicy pollack roe) will come to mind for many in Japan. The first-place winner in this contest was this "Mentai Tube" 5-piece set!

GAUFRES AU GOUTER” from Kobe Fugetsudo

Have you heard of the sweet from Kobe Fugetsudo “gaufre”?
They’re a sweet made by sandwiching cream between two thin wafers made of western ingredients flour, sugar, milk, and butter that are then prepared like Japanese senbei wafers.
They are available in classic flavors like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, but the new line “GAUFRES AU GOUTER” come in the 3 flavors of black tea, matcha, and coffee.