Instant Cup Oshiruko Soup with Mochi from Imuraya

One of the Oshogatsu (お正月: Japanese new year) traditions is eating Mochi (餅: plain white rice cake), and at this time of the year, you can see various Mochi products in stores. 

Instant cup Oshiruko (おしるこ: red bean soup) is one of them, which I think is unique to Japan and is unavailable in other countries.

Imuraya Oshiruko (井村屋 おしるこ)

Imuraya Oshiruko

Speaking of cup Oshiruko, many people probably picture this one from Imuraya (井村屋). I bought it at a Welcia drugstore, but the maker also sells it on their online store at 129 yen.


Imuraya Instant Oshiruko Soup Contents

Oshiruko is a simple soup dish, and so is the composition of the instant product. The cup comes with two small pieces of Mochi, and its cooking is as easy as Nissin Cup Noodles.


All you have to do is

  1. First, remove the lid and pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.
  2. Then without waiting, give it all a good stir for about 1 minute. That’s it!


Imuraya Oshiruko Red Bean Soup with Two Mochi Rice Cakes

The taste is sweet and comforting, and with the cup, I feel the advent of the new year.

If it is too sweet, you can make it with unsweetened hot black coffee instead of water, and that’d also be great, as I did last year.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Imuraya Instant Oshiruko Soup Ingredients

Granulated sugar, Dried Anko (sweet red bean paste), Dried Mochi (Starch, Milk sugar, Rice flour, Powdered starch syrup, Powdered sake rice wine), Johakuto sugar, Starch, Azuki red bean, Brown sugar, Salt, Rice flour, Trehalose

Nutritional Values

Imuraya Instant Oshiruko Soup Cooking Directions Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Values per Serving (40 Grams)
Calories 154 kcal
Protein 2.5 g
Fat 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 35.6 g
Salt equivalents 0.2 g


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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