kanten

  • Cold Sweets

    Mango Agar Jelly

    Since I made Fruit Salad Jelly (Vegetarian), I have been making all sort of Agar (OR Kanten) Jellies, often with fresh Fruit. And this Mango Jelly is my favourite so far. You can set this Mango Agar Jelly in serving glasses OR jelly moulds. Today I used 16cm round cake tin. You can use a …

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    No-Calorie Kanten Water Jelly

    There is a food called ‘Tokoroten’ in Japan. It’s a firm jelly made from sea plants, very similar to Kanten that is a popular gelling agent. The Japanese have been eating ‘Tokoroten’ over a thousand years and it is still popular. Some people eat it as a sweet snack with Muscovado Syrup, but I like …

  • Cold Sweets

    Low-Calorie Kanten Jelly

    ’Kanten’ is a Japanese gelling agent that is used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Similar to Agar Agar, ‘Kanten’ is made from sea plants and it contains almost no calories as it is 80% dietary fibre. You can make very low-calorie jelly by mixing ‘Kanten’ with Vegetable & Fruit Juice such as V8 …

  • Vegetables

    Kanten Jelly Salad

    Kanten is a Japanese gelling agent that is used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Kanten is made from sea plants. It contains almost no calories as it is 80% dietary fibre. Firm jelly made with Water and Kanten has no calories at all and it is a very helpful food when you try …

  • Cold Sweets Fruit

    Fruit Salad Jelly (Vegetarian)

    This Fruit Salad Jelly is usually made with Kanten and it is very popular in Japan. My mother used to set it in cups for individual serves. Today I used my old Tupperware Jelly Mould that I bought decades ago and I am still using. It was a good investment. Kanten is hard to find …

  • Cold Sweets

    Basic Jelly

    Gelatine, Kanten and Agar Agar are the most common gelling agents used for setting liquid to make gelatinous dessert. Gelatine 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 almost same, but some Agar products contain a substance made …

  • 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 …

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    Azuki Kanten Jelly ‘Mizu-Yōkan’

    One of my favourite summer desserts is ‘Mizu-Yōkan’, 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. If you used store-bought canned Sweet Azuki Paste, it would be easier. ‘Koshi-an’, the smooth type paste is commonly used …

  • 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 …

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    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 …