Tag: Red Bean

Red Bean Ice Cream

Red Bean Ice Cream

The inspiration for making Red Bean Ice Cream recipe actually came from my sister. She made to much red bean paste and asked me if I could make something with it. Hell yeah, I could make some ice cream with it. The result is a…

Dorayaki

Dorayaki

Do you know this food? When I was in elementary school, I liked to watch cartoon series called Doraemon (ドラえもん). They were aired at well-known local TV channel every weekend, so most people in my generation should know this cartoon. The story revolves around a…

Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean

Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean

Matcha seems to be everywhere these days, from baked goods to drinks. The frenzy has spread to all corners of the food and beverage industries. You can even find matcha latte in nearby Starbucks now. The popularity of this finely bright green hue powder comes as no surprise and there is no sign of it disappearing just yet. It has been touted as a trend in beneficial superfoods with health benefits.

There is so much matcha out there, but there are only a very small number of restaurants and cafes that sell good matcha food and beverage here. Today much of the green tea powder on the market is processed in a manner quite different from true matcha. They are called matcha, but it is called matcha. Therefor, quality should be the biggest concern when buying matcha, especially if you intend to experience the health benefits of matcha tea. That’s why I prefer to make my own matcha drink at home to control its quality.

Since I still had leftover Red Bean Paste from my previous recipe, I decided to make Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean. Matcha and red bean are always paired beautifully together especially in Japanese desserts. They are two of my favorite combo. The combination of the bitter matcha and sweetness of red bean paste creates a very complex nice flavor. Continue reading Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean

Red Bean and Sesame Rice Cake

Red Bean and Sesame Rice Cake

Chinese New Year is coming and I already can see the streets decorated with vibrant red color. There is nothing better to start a new year with sweet treats. Although every household have different customs, I believe that desserts are necessary for a complete New…

Red Bean Porridge (Patjuk)

Red Bean Porridge (Patjuk)

The Dongzhi (冬至, Winter Solstice) Festival is coming next week on December 22, 2018. The festival is performed by Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans to celebrate the return of longer daylight hours and ultimately an increase of positive energy flowing in. As part of the festivities,…