Awhile back I received these namafu manju from a lady in my French class.
Namafu is wheat starch. The outside of these sweets are made with the wheat starch, it sort of tasted like tofu (soy bean curd).
They are wrapped in fresh bamboo leaves called sasa.
When you unwrap them they are quite wet, even a little slippery.
The insides are filled with different creams like chocolate, cinnamon, etc.
She gave us 5 different flavors and this particular one was sakura (cherry blossom)...delicious! (Thank you!)
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