January 18, 2017
Fortune cookies, an American invention, were most likely inspired by tsujiura senbei, a Japanese cookie originally from Kyoto. Compared to fortune cookies, there're slightly larger and darker in color. Like fortune cookies, tsujiura senbei contain fortunes, but can sometimes contain small toys or other trinkets.
Seattle's Tsue Chong Company has been making their Rose Brand Fortune Cookies, just blocks away from the Seattle store, for decades, and have also supplied us with freshly made noodles and dumpling wrappers for almost just as long. If you've ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant in the area, there's a good chance that you've eaten a Tsue Chong fortune cookie. They're easily identified by the rose symbol to the left of every fortune. Rose Brand Fortune cookies come in a variety of flavors like Vanilla, Strawberry, Mocha, Ginger, and Chocolate.