Monday, May 10, 2010

Tokaragashi IV

Tokara, $10/3

The May "
touryanse" assortment of Kyoto-style wagashi from Seattle's Tokara sweetshop: 

"Azalea" (above) is white kinton tinted with green tea, filled with chunky bean paste. 

"Iris" steamed cake of rice and yam with a smooth red bean paste center; the design is applied with a tiny branding iron.

"Violet's Whisper"  is thickened bean paste wrapped around a ball of smooth red bean paste.   


PollyBee said...

Beautiful pastry pictures.

Anonymous said...

Bloedel Reserve, the beautiful public garden on Bainbridge Island, is holding a tea tasting with sweets from Tokaragashi in June. Check out our website,