Mitarashi dango is a type of round mochi skewered onto sticks in groups of 3–5 and covered with a sweet soy sauce glaze. This dango is very popular and sold in supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. Tofu is used in this recipe and makes the texture of dango soft. Ingredients (4 sticks) Shiratamako: 100 g Tofu: 150 g Water: 100 mL Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Sugar: 40 g Starch: 10 g Instructions Put shiratamako and tofu in a bowl and knead. Prepare boiling water in a large pot. Make bite-sized balls with your hands and boil them. When the balls float, keep boiling for another 2 minutes. Scoop and […]
Anpan was invented in 1874 by Yasubei Kimra, the owner of the Kimuraya bakery, and his son. This anpan was presented to Emperor Meiji by Tesshu Yamaoka and acquired fame as the royal warrant. Anpan was prevalent nationwide around 1897 and was sold more than 100,00 items a day in Kimuraya. Ingredients (8 pieces) Bread flour: 250 g Dried yeast: 2 g Beaten egg: 1/2 Water: 60 cc Milk: 75 g Sugar: 25 g Salt: 4 g Butter: 25 g Anko: approximately 160 g Instruction In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, bread flour, and salt. Turn onto a table; knead until smooth and elastic. Add some […]
Do you know that we can make warabimochi easily? Less than 10 minutes to cook! Easy to follow! Tofu makes warabimochi even healthier. I’m sure this recipe will help your relaxing tea time. Ingredients (2 servings) Kinugoshi Tofu: 1/2 tub Potato starch: 4 tablespoons Milk (or Soy milk): 1 tablespoon Kinako (roasted soybean flour): 2 ~ 3 tablespoons Sugar: 2 tablespoons Kuromitsu (Japanese brown sugar syrup, optional): a liberal amount Instructions Put tofu and starch in a bowl and mix them together. Cover with a plastic film and microwave them for about 2 minutes (600 W). Put kinako and sugar in a small bowl and mix them together. Mix them […]
Dorayaki is Doraemon’s favourite food. I did not expect that we can make Dorayaki on our own. Good oyatsu (snacks in Japanese) with a glass of milk, or a cup of green tea! Ingredients Eggs: 3 Sugar: 150 g Honey: 1 tablespoon Mirin: 1 tablespoon (otherwise 1 tablespoon of cooking sake and 1 teaspoon of sugar) Baking soda: 1 teaspoon Water (A): 50 cc All-purpose flour: 180 g Water (B): 50 cc Anko: Adjust for your taste (to learn how to prepare anko, check this page.) Instructions In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs and add some sugar. Then add mirin and honey. Whisk well until the mixture becomes fluffy. […]
Anko is beans paste. My husband loves to spread it on a toast. Discover your own use. Ingredients Red beans (azuki): 2 cups Left: red beans, right: black pepper Sugar: 1.5 cup Salt: 1/2 teaspoon Water: adjust to suit your needs Instruction Wash red beans. Put them and enough water to cover in a pot. I used a pressure cooker today to save cooking time. Heat the pot until it boils, uncovered. Skim the foam from the surface. Add water up to twice the height of beans. Cover the pot with a lid and heat it until it boils. Cook them for 15 minutes with a pressure. In case you […]
Melonpan, which many Japanese people (including Dorami-chan, Doraemon’s sister) love, is bread covered with cookie dough. Don’t get confused: melonpan was named after melons, but we cannot find any melons in the recipe. “Melon-looking-bread” - that’s the Melonpan! Ingredients [Bread dough] 250 g of bread flour 2 g of dried yeast 1/2 of beaten egg 60 cc of water 75 g of milk 25 g of sugar 4 g of salt 25 g of butter [cookie dough] 200 g of all-purpose flour 60 g of sugar 1/2 of beaten egg 100 g of butter 1 tbsp of grated yuzu peel (otherwise lemon peel) Instruction [Prepation of bread dough] In a […]
If you are matcha lovers, go to Starbucks and order Matcha Latte. Otherwise, try this super easy recipe right now! Ingredients (for 1 serving) 1 cup of milk 2 teaspoons of matcha 1 tablespoon of hot water 1 tablespoon of honey Instruction Prepare hot milk. Dissolve matcha in hot water. Pour the hot milk into the matcha water, and add honey.
Daigaku Imo is one of the most popular Japanese snacks. It was originally sold near Tokyo University. I remember my mom cooked it for me. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes (cut into random shapes) 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 60 g of sugar 4 tablespoons of Sake (or white wine) 2 tablespoons of black sesame Instruction Wash sweet potatoes well, and cut into random shapes. Put them in water for 10 minutes. Then drain the water. Put the oil in a large frying pan, then place the potatoes. Then, heat at medium high heat for about 3 minutes. Turn to medium-low heat, and deep fry until golden brown. Put soy […]