Cheese Manju Dumpling

Cheese Manju Dumpling

Cheese manju dumplings originate from Miyazaki and recently have catapulted to fame throughout the country as a tasty treat.  They are firmly established as the “regional speciality sweet of Miyazaki” and are especially becoming increasingly popular among women.

It is composed of a Western-style outer dough wrapped around cheese instead of anko bean paste.  The reason for this sweet's popularity with its this “mismatching” combination of ingredients is that vegetable cheese is used rather than animal cheese. It is said that its refreshing vegetable taste and healthiness have paved the way for its success.