On the left, observe that irresistible staple of Japanese festival snackdom, mitarashi dango: a skewer of gooey rice balls slathered in salty-sweet goodness. On the right, Mister Donut’s homage, the mitarashi donut: a ring of fried dough, dripping with that very same salty-sweet sauce. Sadly, they don’t come skewered three to a stick.
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3 thoughts on “Mitarashi Donut”
I want some of that salty-sweet sauce on SOMETHING, it sounds excellent.
It’s weirdly addictive. And this donut was kind of interesting too. Mister Donut is known for a special kind of chewy donut called the Pon-de. Seems like they used the Pon-de recipe, and made it even less sweet than usual so it wouldn’t be too sugary with the sauce.
yum! and beautiful pottery