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Uirō | Japanese Steamed Cake

Uirō | Japanese Steamed Cake

Uirō is a traditional Japanese steamed cake also called as uirō-mochi. It is mainly made by rice flour and sugar, and also it can be made by flour or bracken powder. Its texture is chewy and subtly sweet. Nagoya and Kyoto is one of the famous places which uses rice flour uirō, and Yamaguchi is famous for its bracken powder uirō.

Each place sells many kinds of flavors such as red beans, matcha, sakura, brown sugar. Sometimes they put the ingredients like red beans and chestnuts into the uirō. Of course, there are seasonal uirōs and a unique type of event uirō is also sold at the timing of Valentine, Christmas, and other Japanese events. It doesn’t have a long expiration date so you have to check the date. These days you can buy them at many places even on the bullet trains.

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