Monday, December 08, 2008

nijo wakasaya and a virtual hug

Shar saw this Kyoto sweet on this blog, and when we went to Kyoto awhile back, we checked out Nijo Wakasaya.

Furo-sen is a powdered sweet. When hot water is added, puffed mochi birds and mochi bits appear.

They have 3 flavors, matcha (green tea), adzuki (sweet bean) & kudzu.

Kudzu was the thickest and sweetest, there aren't any mochi bits or birds that pop out from this one, but it is still a great treat. My favorite would have to be the adzuki as it reminded me of shiruko.

These are perfect for a chilly night when you want something sweet and something warm.

I would also like to send these warm treats to my blog friend, Barbara. She is going through chemo treatments now and her friends, Bron and Ilva have organized sending virtual hugs to her. Thinking of you and praying for you, Barbara!

Nijo Wakasaya
333-2 Nishi daikoku-cho
Ogawa-hairu, Nijo dori
Nagakyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.231.0616
Open M-S 8:00-18:00, Su & Holidays 8:00-17:00


shar said...

Caring sweet hugs to your friend Barbara...

Debinhawaii said...

These look really interesting==love the little birds. My love and hugs to Barbara too.

grace said...

i want a green tea one! thanks for the post - ooh, so many things to try.

hugs to Barbara from san francisco...

K and S said...

Thanks for the hugs for Barbara you guys!

Take care.

Anonymous said...

This is my first comment although I have kept visiting here for over a half year.
I like your website very much!
It's always so yummy;)
I'm looking forward to your next updating.
Sophie from Fukuoka

K and S said...

Thanks Sophie, hope to see you around here more often :)

Take care.

Phoebe said...

That will cheer your friend up~ they are cute.

Lori said...

This looks like a fun kind of dessert, never saw it before!

K and S said...

Thanks Phoebe & Lori :)

Take care.