Source: © SocialWire Co., Ltd. These Cute Dog and Cat Shaped Japanese Black Bean Puddings Are Purrfect 2020-02-10 Mon 2020-02-10 Mon Japan is home to many unique crafts. Take the cuisine for example, artfully prepared with fresh, local ingredients to become some of the world’s best dishes. Then there’s the craft of cute character design, in which Japan reigns supreme, especially when it comes to little animal mascots. When these two ancient arts are brought together, however, magical things happen, like the Ponpon Purin Puddin Cake, or these Shiba Inu wagashi. Now a food manufacturer in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, is launching two delicious puddings made with sweet black beans and served in ultra kawaii cat and dog-shaped containers. Check them out below while you wait to get your paws on them! The Pudding Producers © SocialWire Co., Ltd. Nagomi Koubou, a food manufacturer in Tamba-Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture, is launching the black bean puddings this February 2020. The puddings use black beans grown on Nagomi Koubou’s own farm in the Sasayama basin. The black beans are recognized as some of the best in Japan because of Sasayama’s extreme temperature variation which is said to aid black bean growth. With such fine and fresh ingredients, it should make for some promising puddings! The Proof in the Pudding Nagomi Koubou will sell two puddings, a dog-themed black soy milk pudding: Kuro-chan, and a cat-themed black bean custard pudding: Mame chan! The pots are decorated with charming character designs and come in a cardboard wrapping that has protruding ears for an outstanding kawaii effect. © SocialWire Co., Ltd. Kuro-Chan: Black Bean Soy Milk Pudding Adorable Kuro-chan is a black Shiba dog, with a button nose that looks like a black bean. The Kuro-chan pot contains black soy milk flavored pudding, of course made from Tamba soybeans. Inside the pudding, you will also find whole boiled black beans which add extra texture. The pudding’s dark color is created using shades of bamboo charcoal and it has subtly sweet, sophisticated flavor. Mame-Chan: Black Bean Custard Pudding Cat lover will definitely prefer Mame-chan, a tabby cat character with creamy white color and cute whiskers! Mame-chan pots contain a milk-based custard pudding which is rich and creamy, with extra textures from the boiled black soybeans inside. © SocialWire Co., Ltd. Pick up Your Puddings Desert lovers, you can savor the delicious locally-produced flavors of the Tamba Sasayama black bean from February 4th, and the left-over cute character pots can be enjoyed forever! Details below: Nagomi Koubou Store Location: 503 Kawakita, Sasayama-shi, Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture Business days: Tuesday to Saturday Business hours: 11: 00-17: 00 Online Store: Tamba Sasayama Black Bean Pudding Official Website Product overview Release date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Kuro-chan & Mame-chan set (each 3 pieces, total 6 pieces) 3,000 yen excluding tax Kuro-chan set (6 pieces) 3,000 yen excluding tax Mame-chan set (6 pieces) 3,000 yen excluding tax By - Toby M. Tags: Nagomi Koubou / Pudding / soybeans grape Japan Food These Cute Dog and Cat Shaped Japanese Black Bean Puddings Are Purrfect Related Article Burger King Japan brings on the beans with soybean-derived “Plant-Based Whopper” Natto Doesn’t Deserve Its Bad Rep Among Foreigners Japanese anti-plague demon Amabie now has its own pudding Japanese Cafe Serves Up Refreshing Deep Sea Blue Jelly Pudding How To Make A Creme Brulee In 41 Seconds Mug Cup Pudding Made With Microwave: Easy Recipe To Impress Your Guests!