Lawson’s Wasanbon Syrup Matcha Anmitsu – A conbini sweets report
Get ready for the latest info on popular sweets available at your local conbini (the official Japanese abbreviation for convenience store)! This writer taste-tests and reports back on the new conbini sweets released every Tuesday, letting us know which ones are the most note-worthy.
This article will focus on…
【Wasanbon Syrup Matcha Anmitsu】
Price:330 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:August 9, 2016
Anmitsu is a traditional Japanese dessert many associate with summer.
You may remember my article on Lawson’s Wasanbon Syrup Anmitsu a while back. This time I will report on the Matcha version! Just like the last one, this product uses a special sugar syrup made from the high-quality Japanese sugar known as "wasanbon." Since wasanbon sugar is extremely fine, almost as fine as icing sugar, it is often used in the making of Japanese sweets.
There were Matcha agar-agar jellies on the bottom of the tray. To make these jellies they used the famous Tsujiri Honten’s Uji Matcha(green tea) . I couldn’t wait to taste it, so I had a bite. You definitely taste a wonderful bitterness in the sweetness. Loved it already!
I will list the toppings for you! Japanese pear, peaches, Mochi made of Habutae rice flour from Niigata prefecture, red bean paste made of Yume-murasaki beans from Hokkaido, green tea whipped cream using Matcha powder from Tsujiri Honten, and red peas. Excited yet?
When I got home the whipped cream had kind of melted.
I know…. I’m not good at adding the toppings.
I poured on the Wasanbon Syrup and it was ready to eat!
The Mochi had such a nice texture! Bitter Matcha agar-agar jelly and sweet red bean paste were meant to be together!
You can really taste the Matcha in the whipped cream as well. This one is definitely for all the Matcha lovers! I liked the peach in it, but wasn`t so fond of the Japanese pear. Red peas have a gentle sweetness and a salty taste which makes this sweet well put together over all.
Do you love Matcha? Go try this!
A lover of sweets who makes the rounds every week to taste-test and report back on the latest sweets from all four major conbini.