JUMBO MOCHI is the traditional snack in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
It is sticky but sweet and delicious!
This is the one of representative cuisines in Kagoshima.
CHARASTERISTICS of JUMBO MOCHI
Stick 2 bamboo sticks into elliptic rice cake made of rice.
Then, put source made from sugar and soy-source.
Usually you cannot eat JUMBO MOCHI in train station, air port or department stores.
Most famous store is located in Senganen Park at the north of Kagoshima City. There you can taste the cake while viewing beautiful Japanese gardens of Edo Period.
Many other stores near the Senganen Park also sell the rice cakes. There were similar stores in Taniyama areas in Kagoshima City.
This is a traditional dessert in Kagoshima.
This dessert is called Jumbo Mochi.
It is sticky but sweet!
If you eat it with a cup of green tea, it is very delicious!
Long time a go, Samurai had 2 swords at their waist.
2 chopsticks symbolizes swords of worriers in Kagoshima.
When Samurai went outside for hunting animals, they used to eat this rice cake as a snack.