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)
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.
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
- First, remove the lid and pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.
- Then without waiting, give it all a good stir for about 1 minute. That’s it!
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.
|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|
|Salt equivalents||0.2 g|