NAGASAKI MOCHIMOCHI GOMATOFU

HOUMOTO SESAME TOFU CO.,LTD. (Nagasaki)

During the period of Japan’s national isolation from 1639 to 1854, international trade was severely limited. Restrictions placed on the entry of foreigners to Japan and Japanese people were forbidden to leave the country without permission. At the time, although sugar was valuable, it was relatively easy to obtain in Nagasaki as it served as one of the few trading ports during this time. Offering dishes cooked using sugar was a unique way to welcome guests in this region. Most of Nagasaki’s local cuisine still has a sweet taste, including gomadofu (sesame tofu), which has a brown color as it is made by roasting sesame seeds. However, due to the sweet taste, it is not generally accepted as a side dish in other parts of Japan. MOCHI MOCHI SESAME TOFU was produced to change people’s minds and to give sesame tofu a brand-new life as a dessert. Serve it with the attached kinako powder (sweet roasted soybean flour) and kuromitsu syrup, both of which match the flavor of the sesame tofu perfectly. In addition, processed through an unchanged method since the founding of the business, the sesame tofu does not contain any preservatives or coloring agents and can be stored at a room temperature for one year.

Winner’s Voice

長崎の伝統的製法である胡麻を自家焙煎する事から始める胡麻とうふメーカーは現在では希少です。業務用練り胡麻に着色料を使用したものと違い、厳選した胡麻を、色と香りにこだわって焙煎し、その焙煎の度合いで淡白な味、濃厚な味と違いが出て来るのが弊社の胡麻とうふの最大の特徴です。そのスローフードでもある長崎の胡麻とうふを老若男女問わず受け入れられるお菓子として開発したこの「長崎もちもちごまとうふ」はご自宅用は勿論のこと、手土産品としてもお買い求めいただけるようパッケージデザインにも工夫をしています。常温で1年間保存が可能ということも、販売店様のお取り扱いがしやすく、現在国内は勿論、海外にもロンドンをはじめ、数店舗輸出しています。胡麻とうふは、白い豆腐と違い和菓子と同じ製法。その胡麻とうふの味を生かした、このわらび餅風の味はまさに日本ならではの感性ではないかと思います。

HOUMOTO SESAME TOFU CO.,LTD.

Location
Nagasaki

Details

2018 2nd session Award for Products
Genre:Food/Drink
Net weight
100 g
Variation
Set of 3 pieces: Sesame, black sesame and peanut
Price
JPY300 per item
set of 3 JPY1,000
*All excluding tax

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