Adding the rare Magome Obuto Sanzun carrots—one of the local vegetables of the Magome area—into the white bean paste, this manju confection is healthy and sophisticated.
The Magome Obuto Sanzun carrot, one of the traditional vegetables of Edo (old Tokyo), is a specialty product of Ota City. This joyo manju confection is made by mixing in the specialty carrot into the white bean paste and wrapping it in a fluffy skin made with yam and rice flour. The flavor and sweetness of the carrots fill your mouth, amusing your taste buds with a refreshing taste. The Magome Obuto Sanzun carrot is shorter than regular carrots, and these manju confections feature the same round shape of the unique carrot. The perfectly sized sweet is a children’s favorite, too.
We made this Japanese confection out of our desire to use local vegetables. The Magome Obuto Sanzun carrot is not produced in large quantities these days. We procure them from contracted local producers of the special carrot.