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The waffle of rustic and unchanging taste for over 80 years Being invited over as always

Published : November 5, 2016
Production area : Sabae
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Hi, I’m Yumika. Let me talk about something tasty today.
I frequently have opportunities to visit local shops and makers for interviewing or making crafts. There, I would be invited to have a cup of tea. A cake or snack what I was served with tea at each time were such as local confectionery of well known manufacturer, old-fashioned penny candy, and home made pickles. All of them were so delicious to be honest. Let me introduce the ordinary in the local that would be hard for us to find on an ordinary trip.

The waffle from Kameya Mannendo, the established confectionery in Sabae City,Fukui Prefecture.

The waffle, in a wrapper with adorable retro font. The moist custard cream is wrapped in fluffy dough. It’s not too sweet and tastes nicely rustic. It’s been made by the same recipe for 80 years.

Treated at Shitsurindo in Sabae City

On the other day, I visited the lacquer ware maker Shitsurindo for an interview. When we had a chat after the interview, the sudden announcement “It’s tea time!” was made from the phone speaker. That was to summon to get together. They have tea time twice a day at 10:30am and 3:30pm. We could luckily join them. The waffle was that Mr. Uchida has been cherished since he was a child. I really envy him…
Here’s a story about a custom in Fukui what Mr. Uchida told me incidentally.
The chilled “Mizuyokan” or soft azuki-bean jelly is a “Kigo” or season word for summer. But here in Fukui, it’s the feature of winter, he said. Come November, every confectionery puts up Mizuyokan and people would realize that winter has come. Mizuyokan in Fukui is less sugar and thus it doesn’t have good keeping. That’s the reason it’s been made in winter and until now the custom remains. He said their Mizuyokan is completely different from the others. We have to visit again around the time it’s snowing.

Kameya Mannendokaho
Address: 1-2-13 Honcho, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture
Phone: 0778-51-0230

Writer:Yumika Nishikido
Photographer:Naomi Hayashi

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