kanten

  • Cold Sweets

    Basic Jelly

    Gelatin, Kanten and Agar Agar are the most common gelling agents used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Gelatin is made from pork skins, cattle bones or hides. Kanten (Japanese) and Agar Agar (Malay) are made from sea plants. Kanten and Agar Agar are different. The textures of the jellies they make are quite …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Wine Kanten Jelly

    Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but its texture is different. The advantage of using Kanten and Agar as gelling agent is that it can set liquid with the fruit such as fresh Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit or Mango. Those fruits break down the protein found in gelatine and prevent the jelly from setting. This doesn’t …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets Sweets

    Azuki Kanten Jelly ‘Mizu-Yōkan’

    One of my favourite summer desserts is ‘Mizu-Yōkan’, Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Kanten Jelly. Kanten is similar to Agar Agar but the texture of the jelly is different. This dessert can be easily made at home using canned Sweet Azuki Paste. ‘Koshi-an’, the smooth type paste is commonly used for this dessert, but it might …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Creamy Milk Kanten Jelly with Fruit

    Kanten is a gelling agent which is very low in calories and it won’t melt when warm. It is made from seaweeds and similar to Agar Agar. Kanten is very useful if you want to make a jelly using Pineapple and Kiwi Fruit or Mango, as these fruits break down the protein found in gelatine, …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes

    I sometimes crave for Japanese sweets, which I know I can’t purchase from any shops near my home. Therefore I have to make them if I want to eat them. These ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes are easy to make. Set ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) with Kanten, and coat the surfaces with batter. It’s easy enough to …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit Sweets

    Milk Fruit Kanten

    I scarcely remember the time when I was in my third year of primary school, but I clearly remember a boxed lunch that my mother made for me on a school excursion day. My lunch impressed all teachers and their praises made me so happy. The most outstanding food in the lunch box was this …