Six Yummy Snacks from Aichi

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Today we have a list of six yummy snacks from Aichi that you’ll love to taste and share with your friends back at home. If you’re travelling in Aichi, remember to take one of these super delicious snacks. You won’t regret it! The first one is the Kaeru Manju (Aoyagi Sōhonke). Kaeru means frog but it also means “come back.” Although both words share the same phonetics, they’re written in different ways. This manju is also a way to tell someone to come back (to Aichi!) This super cute Kaeru Manju will be the perfect souvenir. It’s sold at the Aoyagi Sohonke. They also have koshi-an (bean paste) with different flavors. If you want to send a double message to someone and eat a super cute manju, go for the Kaeru Manju!

Kaeru Manju has green tea flavor and a set of 6 pieces sells for 648 yen with tax. Don’t miss it!

Where to find it:
Nagoya city, Naka ward, Ōsu 2-18-50



Let’s take a look at the other yummy snacks!

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Kishimen Pie (Aoyagi Sōhonke) is another delicious snack. Kishimen is best known in Nagoya for their kishimen noodle dish. This pie is inspired by Nagoya’s dish. This pie has different layers arranged one on top of the other. It’s crispy and sweet despite the fish flakes. Its manufacturer is Aoyagi Sohonke. A box with 10 pieces sells for 486 yen including tax.

Where to find it:
Nagoya city, Naka ward, Ōsu 2-18-50



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Aoyagi Uirō (Aoyagi Sōhonke) is another great option to bring back home as a souvenir. Uiro is a traditional sweet made of rice flour and sugar mixed together. It has five different flavors: white (sugar), black (brown sugar), green (green tea), agai (red beens) and cherry (cherry blossoms). These are great matches for a cup of tea. The maker is Aoyagi Sohonke, and a box of 8 pieces sells for 821 yen including tax.

Where to find it:
Nagoya city, Naka ward, Ōsu 2-18-50



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Oni Manju (Namikoshiken) is another great option. Oni means demon. So, “evil manju” must be great, right? It’s made with chunks of sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are delicacies that feel like sin, hence, maybe the name comes from here. You can choose three different flavors: white oni manju (sugar), brown oni manju (brown sugar), and sweet potato oni manju. It’s sold by Namikoshiken. A box with 5 manjus (with all the flavors) costs 756 yen including tax.

Where to find it:
Nagoya city, Moriyama ward, Yatsurugi 1-311



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Kenjō Uirō (Mochibun main shop) is another great choice. This is a traditional souvenir representing the historical main shop of Mochibun that opened back in 1659. It has different flavors: white sugar, brown sugar, green tea and chestnut. (The chestnut one might be the best flavor). The maker is Mochibun Main Store and a sampler with all the four types costs 2,376 yen including tax.

Find it here:
Nagoya city, Minami ward, Yutaka 2-36-24



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And, finally, Ebi Sembei Yukari (Bankaku Sōhonpo. Ebi sembei Yukari are super delicious shrimp crackers. It seems that to create just one cracker you need seven shrimps! These crackers are super crunchy and delicious. You can find them in different special stores, and also in Aichi’s Chubu International Airport. A can with 12 pieces sells for 1,080 yen including tax.

Where to find the main store (Bankaku Sohonpo):
Aichi, Tōkai-shi, Yokosukamachi, Sannowari 61



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