What makes a momiji Manju a Manju?

Momiji Manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape. They’re made by wrapping azuki bean jam in a castella-like dough—made using wheat, eggs, sugar and honey—and baking the combination in a maple-leaf-shaped mold.

Where can you find Manju in the world?

As is the case with many Japanese foods, in some parts of Japan, one can find manjū unique to that region, such as the maple leaf-shaped momiji manjū in Hiroshima and Miyajima. The regional variety of the Saitama prefecture is called Jumangoku manjū. ^ Schilling, Christine (2007).

Who are the Gursikhs of the Manji system?

The Manji or Manji System along with the Piri System, were innovative systems established by the third Guru, Guru Amar Das, Ji at Goindwal to spread Sikhi across Punjab and India under a logical and well planned method of administration. Twenty two devoted Gursikhs, all noble, devout men and women (called sangatia or masands)…

What kind of beans are used to make Manju?

There are many varieties of manjū, but most have an outside made from flour, rice powder, kudzu and buckwheat and a filling of anko ( red bean paste ), usually made from boiled adzuki beans and sugar. Manjū is sometimes made with other fillings like chestnut jam.