• Japan,  Matcha,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Mochi Matcha Kinako (roasted soy flour)

    emointhekitchen Mochi is a Japanese sticky rice cake used in both savoury and sweet dishes. It usually makes mochi from sweet rice (also called Mochi rice) cooked and pounded until it becomes a paste that is very sticky and smooth. Kinako mochi is traditionally made on New Year’s Day as an emblem of luck. It was the first time, and I was scared, but I did well I look distorted, but the taste is excellent. It looked delicious, Emma and I ate it (laughs) You will need: 80g sticky rice 50g rice water 150-160 ml 100g commercially available red bean paste 1/2 tablespoon matcha 1 tablespoon Kinako (roasted soy flour)…

  • Matcha,  The Tea Corner

    Japanese tea ceremony matcha

    emointhekitchen The tea ceremony has been part of Japanese culture for as long as matcha. Today it is run as a hobby, but once the ceremony was part of Japanese etiquette. Tea is prepared according to precisely defined rules. Both the host and the guest must take precisely defined steps and movements. Even tea utensils have their prescribed place and order. A unique artistic performance The rules of the tea ceremony are demanding even for the Japanese themselves. If we were to compare the tea ceremony to something in our culture, it would be playing the violin – it takes a long time before we can properly appreciate this art.…