Monday, July 1, 2013


Dango is a Japanese desert made with rice flour. It has various types such as An, Mitarashi, Kinako, Nori and Goma. I will share recipe for mitarashi dango with soy sauce.


For the dango

  • 1 1/3 cup of rice flour
  • 3/4 cup of hot water

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 dessertspoons corn or wheat starch


Put rice flour in a large bowl and add water slowly while kneading it. You can use a spatula at first if it is too hot to touch. Knead it until you get one piece of dough. 

Take small pieces from the dough and make small balls out of them. 

Boil water in a streamer and then cook dumplings in it about 10 minutes. 

Take them from the streamer and put them on skewers. I did not have skewer so I have used toothpick instead. 

If you like them crispy you can grill them on a frying pan about 10 minutes. 

To prepare the sauce put all the ingredients into a sauce pan and cook on medium heat. Constantly stir until it boils, after that lower the heat and cook them about ten minutes. Spread sauce over dumplings while serving. You can serve dumplings with different kinds of sauces such as chocolate, honey, strawberry...


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