This shop is at a 2-minute walk from Yabacho subway station, Suzume Odori Sohonten is a long standing Japanese sweets shop established in 1856. It has been loved by locals for more than 150 years since its opening. One of the most popular sweets here is “Uiro”, Nagoya specialty made with rice flour, sugar and water. Their Uiro is steamed in a bamboo steamer one by one, the traditional way that has not been changed since its opening. Many people buy them for souvenirs. There is also a café space in the store where they serve some sweets like anmitsu and zenzai, or some snacks such as some soup with mochi, zoni, and ochazuke.
The Traditional Recipe and Taste Still Kept Today
They have been keeping the traditional recipe and taste from the days they started their business. They use only high quality ingredients without any additives. All the sweets are carefully handmade one by one. Enjoy superb Japanese sweets with rich flavor of high quality ingredients.
Generously Portioned Japanese Sweets
The most recommended is “Warabi Cream Anmitsu” (800 yen), using the special warabi-mochi made from warabi flour stirred for a long time with sugar and water. This generously portioned dessert also has kanten (agar jelly), anko (red beam jam), ice cream and colorful fruits along with warabi-mochi.
Popular Menu Available Only in Summer
The summer only dessert, shaved ice is another popularity. Especially, “Oshima Kintoki Milk Cream Warabi Koori” (800 yen) tastes great with homemade black syrup made with 100% made in Okinawa brown sugar. It is generously topped with sweetened red kidney beans, ice cream and warabi-mochi. You can’t get tired of eating it.