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Uiro is the famous local specialty product in Nagoya

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1.What is Uiro?

2.History of Uiro

3.Other varieties of Uiro

4.Summary

Uiro is Japanese traditional sweets.

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Nagoya, one of the biggest city in Japan is famous for Uiro.

I will introduce you about Uiro this time.

1.What is Uiro?

Uiro is a traditionalJapanese steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar.

It is chewy, similar to mochi, and subtly sweet.

Flavors include azuki bean paste, green tea (matcha), yuzu, strawberry and chestnut.

It can be purchased in traditional Japanese confectionery shops throughout Japan.

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2.History of Uiro

Its origin is not quite clear, but there are a few theories.

One of them is that Uiro was originally the name of a throat medicine.

Since the medicine left a bitter aftertaste, a custom of eating sweets after using it emerged.

UIRO is originally the name of Chinese medicine developed by the Chin family from China. Later, they made sweets for offering guests, and they became very popular.

The name of the sweets is also UIRO, so now UIRO medicine as well as sweets are sold at the shop.

References to Uiro as a confection first appear in the Wa-Kan Sansai Zue, Ryōan Terajima’s massive Edo-period dictionary published in 1712.

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3.Other varieties of Uiro

there are other regional versions, notably in Yamaguchi and Odawara.

Uiro from Yamaguchi prefecture uses fiddlehead blackened flour instead of rice flour, which adds superior texture to the Uiro.

Uiro in Odawara includes Chestnuts, mashed red bean paste and are sold as a medicine even today.

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4.Summary

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Uiro is a traditionalJapanese steamed cake made of rice flour and sugar.

Uiro was originally the name of a medicine in the Muromachi period.

there are other regional versions, notably in Yamaguchi and Odawara.

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