Let’s overcome the hot summer by eating ANMITSU!! : Mihashi
Japanese summer is hot and humid. When you go out from your house, you sweat profusely.
But if you eat anmitsu, the heat of summer will vanish immediately!
Anmitsu is one of the most popular Japanese sweets in summer. It means bean jam, agar, and pieces of fruit served in syrup. You can eat it everywhere in Japanese cafes but I will introduce an especially delicious place in Tokyo this time.
Mihashi is a long-established sweet store which was founded in 1948. The main store is in Ueno, but there are another 6 stores in and around Tokyo. Although there are many sweet stores in Tokyo, this one is famous for having a strong obsession for the ingredients. They always use Bean jam (adzuki beans) from Tokachi in Hokkaido. The brown sugar is from the south island 200km to the left of Okinawa.
The lightly coloured syrup between black syrup and white syrup. Agar is made from agar-agar blended in Miyake island, Hachijyou island, and Koudzu island.
Creamed anmitsu is 530 yen. Agar, syrup, red peas, bean jam, and oranges are topped with thick soft cream. It tastes very smooth. The Agar is chewy and fresh.
If you go there in the daytime of a weekend, maybe you have to have line up to eat it, but eating anmitsu in the hot summer must be very delicious!
(Translated by Humi)