I Tried Making Corn Potage Soup with Umaibo Puffcorn

When I went out the other day, I stopped by a grocery store and bought an assortment of nine different flavors of Umaibo (うまい棒).

an assortment of 9 different flavors of Umaibo

If you are a Dagashi (cheap, unique, and relatively small Japanese snacks and candies) lover, you should know these corn puffs, as Umaibo is a very famous Dagashi snack.

Umai-Bo, literally meaning Delicious-Stick in Japanese, is a cylindrical-shaped puffed corn snack with a pleasantly crispy texture, sometimes called the King of Dagashi.

Despite its deliciousness, Umaibo only costs 10 yen (about 0.1 USD) per stick, and besides, it comes in a variety of flavors, many of which have a unique taste.

Because of this, some Japanese people like to use Umaibo in cooking. They are creating recipes using it and sharing them on the internet.

And today, I tried one of those recipes that became a topic of conversation online before.

Corn Potage Soup Recipe Using Umaibo

Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor

Although I made corn potage soup, the recipe using Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor and milk is simple, and the cooking was absurdly easy like below.


Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor

The first step

First, crush the stick of Umaibo into small pieces without taking it out of the packaging.

The second step

Then, put the pieces in a small bowl as preparation for the next step.

The third step

Pour milk into the bowl. The making is already near completion!

The fourth step

In this step, microwave it at 500 Watts for about one minute. Almost finished!

The final step

Lastly, take the bowl out of the oven and enjoy it!

The soup tasted like a real corn potage. But the taste was weak, so I added some salt as a finishing touch.


finish eating the soup

The resulting corn potage soup was well seasoned, and I could eat it deliciously until the last drop.

But to be honest, it lacked the richness of flavor.

Despite that, this dish pretty satisfied me because I only paid dozens of yen for the ingredients.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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