Lifestyle magazine with azuki and Japanese sweets

Cook and writer about beauty and food.Naoko Okada
Cook and writer about beauty and food. She is very good at coming up with the ideas not only the flavor but also culinary performance. She also likes challenging and arranging the recipes, which are different from ordinary recipes in cooking books. When she come across the great Wagashi store, she can’t help spreading the informations and trying to make the same one.
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Wagashi shop “Suzumeya” in Ikebukuro

Wagashi shop “Suzumeya” in Ikebukuro

Suzumeya This wagashi store is located on the tranquil back street in Ikebukuro district. The closest station is Ikebukuro and it takes 7 ~8 min on foot. This s...
How should azuki(red beans) be stored?

How should azuki(red beans) be stored?

Azuki is  susceptible to humidity and can stand aridity  susceptible to the heat and can stand cold  susceptible to insects and mice  In this regard, azuki(red ...
Azuki calms you down

Azuki calms you down

The book in Edo period; Honchou-Shokkan says that Azuki has fallowing effects. ・Calms you down ・Increase urination ・Reduce pain and inflammation ・Detox ・Increas...
Anmitsu

Anmitsu

It is made of small translucent cubes of agar jelly and served in a bowl with sweet azuki(red beans paste), boiled green peas and mitsu( sweet black syrup). Wit...
Boil azuki(red beans) with pressure cooker

Boil azuki(red beans) with pressure cooker

Azuki is small bean and therefore it’s easy for the heat to go through it. However, with pressure cooker, which put high pressure on beans could possibly rip be...
Hold on to the beauty forever ??

Hold on to the beauty forever ??

Even thought red beans are small, they have enormous power to keep you beautiful. There are several ways to stay healthy and keep your beauty, such as not expos...
Kintsuba

Kintsuba

This is one of the wagashi(Japanese traditional sweet) They are made from anko(red beans taste) which was dipped into the very light batter and cooked. It has t...
How to make Stock Azuki with thermos flask

How to make Stock Azuki with thermos flask

Basically when you boil Azuki(red beans) you have to stay put with pot to keep eyes on it. However, thermos flask saves you the time. You also don’t have to wor...
Sugar for anko(sweet read beans paste)

Sugar for anko(sweet read beans paste)

  Homemade anko(sweet read beans paste) depends on the sugar you use. I would like to  write about different types of sugar and each compatibilities. Tradi...
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