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Oshiruko | Red bean soup with mochi

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This time, I will show you how to make Oshiruko (Red bean soup with mochi). This is one of the traditional soup sweets in Japan. I am sure some of you have never imagined there is a soup sweets recipe in Japanese cuisine! You can taste this hidden sweets at Japanese sweets shops or cafes. In this recipe, I will use two kinds of mochi; the block type premade mochi and the handmade mochi made of glutinous rice powder. I also put other mochi recipes on “Recipe by YJC” or YouTube channel. Please try it out and tell me which mochi you like. Enjoy!

Ingredients (2 servings):

1 block  Mochi *premade
30g  Shiratamako *glutinous rice powder
30g  Water
200g  Red bean paste
200ml  Water

Pinch of Salt


1. Grill the premade mochi until it becomes brown color.
2. Knead the Shiratamako and water in a mixing bowl until the dough is as soft as an earlobe.
*The more you knead it, the softer the dumplings become.
3. Shape the dough into a ball. Divide it into 4 pieces.
4. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add all the dumplings to boiling water.
Once the dumplings start floating on top of water, continue boiling them for another 3 minutes.
5. Place dumplings in iced water and let them cool.
6. Put red bean paste and water in another pot. Slowly stir and heat them with low heat until red bean paste becomes smooth.
7. Place mochi in a bow and pour the red bean paste soup over the mochi.

Memo :
1. Are you looking for Japanese kitchenwares and cooking tools? Please visit our online store!
2. Would you like to cook many more recipes? Download Free recipe app from here! “Recipe by YJC

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