Senchasou Kitchens

  • Matcha Zenzai Recipe

    If you like Asian desserts, you should try these yummy Matcha Zenzai. It is a delicious Japanese red bean paste with soft matcha mochi served in azuki bean soup.

    ■ To prepare round mochi (Shiratama)

    Glutinous rice flour 50g
    Matcha 5g
    Water to add to mochis 50ml

    ■ To prepare sweet Azuki (you can also buy cooked Azuki)

    Azuki beans 100g
    Water for boiling Azuki An adequate amount
    Sugar 3 tablespoons
    Salt 1/4 small teaspoon of salt
    Matcha Zenzai Recipe

To prepare round mochi (Shiratama)

  • 1. Repair flour

    Put glutinous rice flour in a bowl. Mix matcha into it.

  • 2. Make round mochi

    Add water slowly until the dough becomes as soft as earlobes. Make small oval-shaped dumplings.

  • 3. Boil round mochi (Shiratama)

    Boil water in a pan and add the dumplings. Boil the dumplings until they float. Remove the dumplings and cool in cold water.

To prepare sweet Azuki (you can also buy cooked Azuki):

  1. Soak azuki beans in a pot with water (8 times amount of Azuki) for 4 hours.
  2. Boil it for 1 hour on low heat.
  3. Add sugar and continue boiling until beans become soft enough.
  4. Add salt and continue boiling a few minuts more.
  5. Turn off heat and leave at room temperature.

Recommended Menu

  • Matcha zenzai and houjicha

    It is a thick sweet soup consists of boiled azuki beans and loved by Japanese people, especially in winter time. We made Zenzai based on sweet azuki beans sweet soup and Matcha mochi. Drink is Houjicha will be matched.