Thursday, January 21, 2016


Coworker Connie gave this to me.  Her uncle brought it from Japan. I had to look it up online.  Mitsumame is a traditional summertime dessert made of fruit and kanten (agar-agar).


It came with a pack of Kuromitsu (literally "black honey", dark sugar syrup). It took me awhile to decipher what it said on the pack. It says something like: Be careful not to cut your hand on the corner of the "film".  Open the "film" so as not to scatter. After opening please enjoy right away.

I did what it said, although I did "scatter" a bit.

It was very delicious and refreshing.


Unknown said...

You should've added a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Anonymous said...

oooo, uncle R makes this every summer with fresh watermelon although I don't think he puts the anmitsu, but he adds little mochi balls (shiratama?) it's my favorite!

Anonymous said...

j: they sell this in a can, I think it must be Times or Longs cuz mom buys it often. Also Marukai as green ones in the refrigerated case by the bentos. Bought mom one last week in a plastic container that she mixed together and used the plastic to store-N

jalna said...

That sounds wonnnnnnderful, Phyllis!!!


Ooooooh, N, I'll go look!! Thanks!

Leslie's pics said...

Is it sweet? It looks really sweet...should I be looking for this when I go??

jalna said...

It's sweet like fruit cocktail, Les. I wouldn't bring um back from Japan, mostly because you can find it here, and I don't think it's worth the poundage added to your suitcase.

Nippon Nin said...

My favorite summer treat when I was glowing up! I ate it outside because kuromitsu is sticky.
Ha ha ha, you're very good following the instruction, so cute!

jalna said...

Akemi, I've been checking it out more online. Some of them really look good.