Recently, Tamakikat posted about Hara Donuts.
These donuts started from a shop in Kobe that makes tofu (soy bean curd). After looking at the address for the tofu shop, I figured out that it is located near my host family's home.
On the website, I saw that they have a shop in Osaka, so I went to check them out after French class yesterday. (I didn't know it at the time, but it was "Fat Tuesday".)
I really wanted to try their ko-cha (earl grey) donut, but they didn't have this flavor on this day, so I chose 4 different ones for Satoshi and I to try.
Hara Donut--the original, made from tonyu(soy milk) and okara(soy lees).
Tamba Kuromame Kinako--Tamba is an area in Kyoto that is famous for their black beans. This donut is sprinkled with roasted kuromame (black bean) and kinako (soy bean powder), this one had a nice nuttiness flavor to it.
Satsumaimo--sweet potato, there were crunchy bits of sweet potato in the donut.
Ponkan--this donut was frosted with a citrus icing. (by the way, ponkan is a type of citrus.)
Open from 11:00-21:00 or until their donuts sell out
I liked them all since they were not heavy like cake donuts. They reminded me of those soy milk donuts in Kyoto's Nishiki market. I want to try their rolled cake at their sister store, Hara Roll, but that will have to wait for another time.