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What is Chinsuko?

A traditional confectionery inherited from the Ryukyu era

Chinsuko is one of Okinawa's most famous confectioneries and popular souvenirs. Its beginning can be traced back to the 15th century, during the era of the Ryukyu Dynasty.

Back then, the Chinsuko was a Chinese-style steamed sponge cake. The present baked cookie style was established during the Meiji era which began in the late 1800s.

The Chinsuko was an extravagant treat that only the aristocrats had the luxury of enjoying. It is said that its name originates from such a past, which is said to mean "expensive confectionery" or "rare and precious confectionery."

Today, Chinsuko is most well-known as a popular souvenir, but it is still a traditional confectionery.

Chinsuko by Chinpindo is made with less lard and is prepared for our customers to conveniently enjoy the light cookie-like texture and delicious taste.