||Did you know that the fortune cookie found at Chinese restaurants is actually invented by a Japanese?
hi! monkey on the true origin of fortune cookies:
you know that everyone enjoys a nice crispy fortune cookie at the end of a chinese meal, but, did you know that fortune cookies are actually japanese in origin?
like myself, mr. hagiwara knew the importance of having a nice tasty cookie (or two) with a hot cup of tea.
he thought that "tsujiura sembei" (a rice cookie that has long been enjoyed in japan and is often associated with new years festivities and pilgrimages to local shinto shrines) would be just such a treat. he took the basic recipe, made it a little sweeter and had this new little confection made in the kitchens of the gardens.