Another item we found in Kanazawa were sweets made from the eggs of the ukkokei (silkie bantam).
This chicken's feathers are supposed to feel silky which is why they are named such and its eggs are supposedly the top rank in Japan.
The egg yolks are so rich and dense that you can pick them up whole with chopsticks!
We got the slice of castella (sponge cake) 242 yen (about US$2.42) each.
This was rich, not too sweet...mmm!
And the custard pudding...420 yen (about US$4.20) each.
Again, rich and delicious.
I can see why the eggs and chicken are prized in Japan.
JR Kanazawa Omiyage Annex
p.s. this ends my posts on Ishikawa prefecture, back to the kitchen I go! Have a nice weekend!