Mizu Yokan - Red Bean Kanten (Agar)

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 12


  • 300 gram red bean paste (Japanese: azuki an)
  • 500 ml water
  • 150 ml water (*)
  • 60 gram sugar
  • 10 gram plain agar-agar and jelly powder (I use the one from Swallow Globe)
  • Tools
  • blender
  • strainer
  • mold(s)


  1. Place red bean paste and 500 ml water in a blender and process until smooth. Strain this red bean paste liquid so the yokan will be smooth. Add enough of the (*) water to get a total of 900 ml of red bean paste liquid.
  2. In a pot, boil together red bean paste liquid, sugar, and the agar-agar and jelly powder. Strain into a baking pan or any pretty mold(s) that you have. Let the yokan set at room temperature. Once it sets, chill for 2 hours in a fridge. Serve cold.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.