Directly translated as “sesame egg”, Goma tamago looks really like an egg. Yes, there is the white chocolate-coated outer layer resembles the ‘egg shell’; a thin layer of sponge cake to be the egg white; and the inner with black sesame paste in place of egg yolk.
Beyond this classic goma tamago, there are other egg-shaped products like goma tamago pudding, caramel tamago, and sweet potato tamago.
These delicious eggs deserve a place in your shopping list, which can bring receivers surprise and enjoyment.
Best gifts for: Children, family, friends, co-workers
Portable level: Manageable
Average price: JPY500 (US$4.43) per box of 5 pieces
Where to buy: Tokyo Tamago branches at Ginza, Daimaru Tokyo, Odaiba Aqua City, Tokyo Skytree, Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, and Shinagawa Station.