Seasonal limited flavour

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   Sumi Saikawa

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When I returned to Japan, my sister in law bought and brought a rare and seasonal limited sweets from Kyoto for me. It was “Natsukan-tou” from Oimatsu, a long-established Japanese confectionery specialty store in Kyoto. It is made with juice of natsumikan (known as Watson pomelo or Chinese citron) and agar, and set in a skin of the fruit.  This is a seasonal limited sweet that can be made only when natsumikan is available. This sweet is heavy in hand, and is very filling

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Cut into four and enjoy by spoonful. The sweetness and bitterness of natsumikan is well blended and the soft texture of agar makes it delicious. According to my sister in law, it is made with grapefruit after the season of natsumikan. I enjoyed this “seasonal limited flavour”, a luxurious sweet only available in the season. Enjoy!

 

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