Shoro Manju is one of the signatory sweets of Karatsu. Shoro is the name of a mushroom that grows in Niji-no-Matsubara every spring and autumn. It's cute, round shape was the inspiration for the shape of the Shoro Manju, which is cooked on a hot plate similar to that used for takoyaki balls. Each one is cooked carefully by hand until it forms a ball. With a diameter of 2.5 cm, these petite cakes are slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball. Inside the flavorsome castilla cake exterior is a refined-tasting sweet bean paste. With a refreshing sweetness, Shoro Manju is even suitable for those people without a sweet tooth. Sometimes Shoro Manju is cooked in the store, so if you catch a whiff of their freshly-cooked aroma, do take a peek. Shoro Manju also make great souvenirs.
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