Toraya is a Japanese sweets shop in Fukuyama City. It sells sweets at the main store in Akebono-cho and at the Sansute Fukuyama store near JR Fukuyama Station. Its signature product is a dorayaki named “Ganso Torayaki,” which features a speckled sponge cake dough that looks like a tiger’s fur. The shop also sells cream puffs that look like takoyaki (octopus dumplings), cheese cakes that look like croquettes, and many other interesting sweets that make use of 400 years of traditional confectionary techniques.
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Toraya Honpo also sells “Sokokuri Sweets,” an interesting sweet that looks like a dish that is anything but sweet. There are a total of eight different types of “look-alike sweets,” including a rare cheese cake that looks like croquette and a chocolate cake that looks like okonomiyaki. All of them are made using the traditional Japanese confectionary-making techniques cultivated at Toraya Honpo. The shop also sells a variety of less sweet Japanese sweets such as hassaku manju, which contains whole hassaku grapes from Hiroshima Prefecture.