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  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    ‘Kenbikiyaki’

    In Japan, there is a traditional food called ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling made with dough wrapped around a stuffing and cooked on a pan. ‘Kenbikiyaki’ is similar to ‘Oyaki’, but it is wrapped in Myōga Leaf and the filling is always Sweet Azuki Paste. It is a traditional food in Okayama region …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Warabi Mochi

    ‘Warabi Mochi’ is made with ‘Warabi’ (Bracken) starch flour and it is similar to ‘Kuzu Mochi’ which is made with ‘Kuzu’ starch flour. Those rare starch flours are not available for many of us, even in Japan. People make these sweets using some substitutes such as Potato Starch, that is widely available. Today I added …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Vegetables

    Azuki & Sweet Potato Sour Cream Salad

    Because I have been cooking Ukrainian dishes lately, I always have Sour Cream and Dill in my fridge. I just mixed leftover Azuki Beans and steamed Sweet Potato with Sour Cream. I also added Dill. This dish is something I would never have thought of making if I hadn’t cooked Ukrainian dishes. New something often …

  • Cold Sweets

    Japanese Style Sundae

    There many variations of Japanese Style Sundae, but the key elements are Ice Cream, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste), Matcha and Dango Dumplings. Today I used Vanilla Ice Cream, but Matcha Ice Cream would be nice. I have come across Sundaes with no Dango Dumplings, and I found it very disappointing. I encourage you to make …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    Sweet Azuki & Butter Toastie

    ‘An Pan’ is a Japanese bread roll filled with Sweet Azuki Paste. I believe it is one of Japanese soul foods. I often crave it, but it is not easy to find ‘An Pan’ where I live, and it takes a few hours to make it. This super easy Toastie is a great substitute. This …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Panna Cotta

    I tried to make Azuki flavoured Panna Cotta. I mixed Panna Cotta mixture with Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste). It was supposed to be a creamy burgundy coloured jelly, but the mixture set in such a pretty gradation of colour because Azuki Paste is heavy, especially the unbroken beans are heavy. Unfortunately it is hard to …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Walnut Mochi

    This treat of sweet Mochi mixed with Roasted Walnut is popular in Japan. It is often coated with ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans). I love it very much, but I love ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) version, too. So, I made both today. This is not a traditional recipe, but it is certainly a quick …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Azuki Stuffed Tapioca Mochi

    This Japanese sweet is traditionally made with ‘Kuzuko’ (Kuzu Starch), which creates its unique soft & rubbery texture. However, real ‘Kuzuko’ is extremely difficult to find and it is expensive. Many ‘Kuzuko’ products are actually a blend of other starch. I have tried to recreate the texture of ‘Kuzuko’ using substitutes, and I concluded that …

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