Mizu Yokan Burger, An Original Fukui Specialty

Mizu Yokan Burger, An Original Fukui Specialty

Michi-no-Eki [Nishiyama Park], Habutae Mochi Topping Also Available

At Michi-no-Eki Nishiyama Park (located within Fukui Prefecture’s Sabae City), the “Mizu Yokan Burger”, a winter specialty of Fukui using mizu yokan (a Japanese red bean jelly), has gone on sale for a limited time. Presented with a generous amount of whipped cream, the burger has a splendid appearance, while offering a mild sweetness. The extraordinary combination of ingredients continues to gain popularity.

The Michi-no-Eki developed the burger to give visitors from outside the prefecture another way to learn about Fukui’s specialties. The toasted buns are spread with butter, and has mizu yokan, kinako (roasted soybean flour), and whipped cream sandwiched in between. The round-shaped mizu yokan used are provided by a confectionery shop within Sabae City, specially ordered to be used to fit burger buns; it has a lighter sweetness from using less brown sugar, to pair well with whipped cream. The kinako provides an extra accent to complete the Mizu Yokan Burger.

There is also a “Mizu Yokan Habutae Mochi Burger”, which has four to five bite-size pieces of habutae mochi (sweet Japanese rice cakes with a soft and silky texture) in between the mizu yokan and buns, adding a springy texture.

Manager Tsuromu Ito expressed, “Definitely come and try this snack-inspired burger!” The Mizu Yokan Burger is available for ¥300, with the Mizu Yokan Habutae Mochi Burger at ¥400 (tax included). These items are planned to be on sale until the end of February.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1249994

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections & 1 Death

Fukui Prefecture, 2 New COVID-19 Infections & 1 Death

February 6th Report

On February 6th, Fukui Prefecture reported 2 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the cumulative total to 521 cases, as well as 1 COVID-19 related death of a woman in her 80s.
Brief details of the two new cases are as follow:

[1] Fukui City male student (10s)
On February 3rd, a biological sample was taken at a private testing centre. On the 4th, test results called for a retest to be taken at a medical institution. On the 5th, another biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He is currently asymptomatic, and had been in Tokyo from January 30th until February 3rd.

[2] Fukui City male company employee (30s)
On January 27th, as a close contact, the man had a biological sample taken, which had tested negative for COVID-19. On February 4th, he experienced fatigue and had a runny nose. On the 5th, another biological sample was taken, which tested positive for COVID-19 through a PCR test. He has no history of travel outside the prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/210206.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1256126