Japanese confectioner founded 120 years ago Perfect souvenirs: Local specialties and sweets made from Nerima's signature radishes
Things aren't always what they seem to be! That's how I would describe the metamorphosis of Nerima's signature radish into an adorable confectionary. Carefully molded to look like a real radish, this sweet grates the prized root into the chewy white rice dough stuffed with bean jam, and uses the actual leaves to replicate the green stem. It comes with a few takuwan cookies that look like pickled versions of the radish and is playfully packaged in a traditional lunchbox with rounded ends. Another interesting treat made with locally grown radish is their bean-jam-filled monaka wafers. You sandwich the bean jam between the wafer halves, so it tastes, smells and chews like it was freshly made! And, the contrast between the crispy fragrant wafers and the thick jam with whole beans is an epicurean delight.