Jan. 21, 2021 UPDATE
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Discover Japanese Fu – glutinous puffs from traditional to modern styles
Fu is made with wheat gluten; it has a simple taste and a distinctive texture. It must be tried first to understand its traditional taste. FuFuFu and…, located right across from the flagship store which was established in 1689, is modernly decorated where you will find fu products like crouton-type fu, chocolate fu, and fu snacks. The packagings on all of the products are very elegant making them perfect for gifts.
Soup de OFU / ¥460
Fu is often eaten in miso soup and enjoyed in other traditional Japanese cuisines. Try these “Soup de OFU” products that can be used like croutons in soups or crushed on salads. There is a variety of flavors available: Basil, pumpkin, black pepper, red pepper, and cheese. It’s a twist of traditional Japanese Fu with western flavors.
Snacks Made with Fu / ¥850 per box of Kozue or Minori
Even Japanese people will be surprised to try these snacks made out of fu. The sticks of chocolate covered crispy fu are moderately sweet and easy to eat. The chocolate covered fu, “kozue,” comes in three flavors: black tea, green tea, and cocoa. The round crispy snacks are named “minori,” and have savory tastes like sansho peppers, shichimi 7-blend spice, black pepper, and ginger.
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Try Variety of Fu in Soups
Try the samples available for you to try with soup. You could ask the staff for assistance if needed. The fu becomes soft within few seconds after dropping it in to some soup. You could use it on any type of soup whether in a broth or creamy soup, it will taste great! Have fun figuring out which flavor fu will go well with what type of soup.
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Great Packaging for Gifts
At FuFuFu and…, the products are beyond traditional, unique, and fun. Check out the packages of these products. Nice Japan-esque design on the packages makes them great Japanese souvenirs. The boxes will allow for safe transport as it will not break the shapes of crispy snacks.
How to buy
All products are available to taste before purchasing.
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Because they are dry products, it’s easy to transport and take it back as souvenirs.