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Jul 1, 2015

From Shizuoka to Singapore

As a treasure trove of world-class produce, it would be challenging not to bring home a luggage filled with Shizuoka’s amazing treats!

Fuji No Sui, Green Tea Bags

Specialising in gyokuro (the highest grade of green tea) and sencha, Homme Asakichi Shoten, founded in 1868, has amassed a bevy of awards for their meticulously blended teas.

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Kuroyakko

Shimizuya created traditional sweet that has its origins in the Edo period over 400 years ago. Developed from that, Kuroyakko is essentially made up of red bean paste covered in yokan (below) with kombu, and goes perfectly with a cup of hot green tea.

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Mikkabi Mikan Drop

We see candy tins nearly everywhere in Japan, but what makes this special is that the sweets are flavoured with mikan, one of the sweetest species of seedless tangerine oranges found in Mikkabi, Shizuoka.

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Green Tea Yokan

Yokan is a popular Japanese sweet made using red azuki beans. Miura Seika’s green tea yokan is packaged in adorable miniature loose tea cylinders. These are kneaded with Kawane-cha, a type of sencha produced in a town called Kawane in Shizuoka that gives the sweetened jellied paste a unique hint of bitterness.

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Green tea yokan with a chestnut
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Bari Katsuo-Kun

SEALUCK’s packet of sweet bonito flakes with peanuts is the recipient of the gold award at the Shizuoka Prefecture Selection of New Products. This Shizuoka specialty snack is a hit among the young and old. Choose from three flavours: ginger soy sauce, chilli soy sauce, and wasabi mayonnaise.

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bari-katsuo-kun
3336-4, Sakaguchi, Makinohara-city, Shizuoka, 421-0411

Fuji No Sui/Kuroyakko/Mikkabi Mikan Drop/Bari Katsuo-Kun/Green Tea Yokan

Mt.Fuji Shizuoka Airport
3336-4, Sakaguchi,
Makinohara-city, Shizuoka,
421-0411
Tel: 0548-29-2003
Or major souvenir shops

Satsumaimo Milk from Unagiimo

One of the specialty products from Unagiimo, these pockets of sweet gold are quite simply a must-try for one and all. Don’t worry; most of the wonderful sweetness you taste from this dessert is natural – because unagi contains certain minerals, the resulting sweet potatoes harvested at Unagiimo are not only sweeter but also more nutritious!

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435-0034 浜松市南区安松町66-9

Satsumaimo milk
Unagiimo Enshu Imoyoshi

66-9, Yasumatsucho, Minami-ku
Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka, 435-0034
Tel:053-464-5234