Rice cake

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jan 2 18:02:40 UTC 2012

As I mentioned, the word is defined in the 1806 book as a sweet biscuit.

The Wikipedia article (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A0%85%E3%83%91%E3%83%B3) uses the orthography å …ãƒ‘ãƒ³ (literally hard bread) and says that an alternative name is haado takku (hard tack), making it seem like there are two different foods.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jan 2, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Dan Nussbaum wrote:

> the troops receive a particularly good allowance, comprising a soft rice ca=
> ke (motchi), a white cake, a red cake, and katapans.
> What are "katapans?"

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