Japanese Sweet of Giant Pockey with Matcha and Osaka’s Flavor’s Pretz

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Japanese “Giant Pokey” and “Pretz” Sweet.  Limited to Kinki (Kansai) District

“Giant Pockey with Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) Flavor”

Plenty of Uji powdered green tea from the long-established store is mixed with the cream. Uji is one of Japan’s most famous areas for the production of powdered green tea. You can enjoy the deep taste and fragrance of the powdered Green tea. “Giant Pokey” is a big pretzel-like stick which is approximately 21 cm long.

img_kinki_ujiReference shop.glico.co.jp/gift-food/omiyage.html
“Giant Pretz with Naniwa popular Takoyaki (octopus ball taste)”

img_kinki_takoyakiReference shop.glico.co.jp/gift-food/omiyage.html

It is the Pretz with the flavor of Takoyaki which is one of the most popular snacks in Osaka.
“Naniwa” is the name of the district in Osaka which has a lot of Takoyaki shops.
Octopus is kneaded into the dough; green dried seaweed and pickled red ginger are dusted on the surface of Pretz.
Then sauce flavor is added as the final touch.

“Osaka Baby Karinto (sweet and deep-fried traditional sweet food)”

img_kinki_karintouReference shop.glico.co.jp/gift-food/omiyage.html
It is a tiny Pretz coated with Mitarashi-flavored sweet molasses seasoned with soy sauce.The 2.2 cm Pretz is the shortest in history of Pretz, so you can easily snack on the Pretz anytime. On the package, you can see “Tsutenkaku” shaped by Pretz.

Tsutenkaku is the symbol of Osaka.

ph_alac_024      Reference  tsutenkaku.co.jp

Notez    Byodo-in Temple is one of the famous sightseeing spot of Uji. You can see tea stalls stand side by side on Uji bridge street and Byodo-in street. Please drop in it !

Byodoin_Phoenix_Hall_Uji_2009     Reference  ja.wikipedia.org/wiki

Wrapped up by Yushi

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