Karinto

Karinto
Item# WAGA032

Product Description

Karinto

Karinto's roots are controversial between China and Portugal, but it has been available from street merchants since at least the Tenpo- era, roughly 1830 to 1841.

It is sweet and deep-fried, and made primarily of flour, yeast, and sugar. It has a deep brown and pitted appearance, and takes the form of a "bite-sized" pillow or short cylinder. Although traditional karinto is coated with brown sugar, recently other variations appear in the market, such as white sugar, sesame seeds, miso or peanuts.