Miyabi Chaya is an old house cafe.
Feels like grandma’s home.
Ohagi is a sweet rice ball. Very traditional sweets for celebration and sacred events.
It’s steamed glutinous rice, the kind of rice you make mochi with. And the rice is coated by sweet Azuki bean paste.
Purple one is a plain Ohagi. Pale Ohagi is coated with dried soybean powder.
Here’s Masami-san, the cafe owner.
She opened this place to provide the kind of Ohagi that her grandma used to make and that she loved so much.
When you bite, you can tell that someone really made it for you with love. Gentleness, humbleness, gratitude, and all the qualities that grandma would have are in these rice balls.
The rich bitter Macha goes so great with the sweets.
The black Ohagi is coated with black sesame seeds, accompanied by Dora Yaki. Anko, sweet Azuki bean paste, sandwiched by little fluffy pancakes.
Macha lime soda is their original recipe. Surprisingly refreshing and so good with Ohagi.
2 Ohagi with drink, JPY650.
Azuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido. The top notch Azuki.
This is from last week.
Shaved ice with sweet Azuki beans and Macha.
A releaf from a hot day.