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Matsunami Rice Candy
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Matsunami, Noto Town
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Agriculture、Forestry and Fisheries
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This simple candy has been made for about 500 years in Matsunami, Noto Town. Its only ingredients are rice and barley. Steamed rice is mixed with ground barley, and fermented for one night. Then, it is put in hemp bags to extract the liquid. The liquid is boiled down for five hours. Before the War, this candy was made at home. There used to be several candy shops selling Matsunami rice candy, but now it is only made at Yokoi Shoten, where the soft, jelly-like “Jiroame” and the chilled and hardened “Kataame” candies are sold. The candy is popular among tourists as well as local residents. Recently, it has come to be used as a condiment and as a replacement for sugar in cooking.
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