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Tofu Shiratama (mochi) (豆腐入り白玉 Tofu iri shiratama)

For the second recipe in a row, we are sharing another dessert recipe.   And this time, it is truly Japanese and truly easy to prepare.  Shiratama powder is often used in Japanese sweets, so this recipe would be a good starting point in learning many other Japanese desserts.  You can get in in any Japanese grocery.  If you want a visual guide, click here.  This particular recipe makes  Shiratama mochi softer and healthier. Enjoy it with soybean powder and brown syrup as suggested or with red beans!  It is happiness in a bowl!

Ingredients (serves 2-4)

  • 100g Shiratama powder (白玉粉)
  • 150g Soft Tofu or Kinugoshi Tofu (ソフト豆腐 or 絹ごし豆腐)
  • 50 ml water


  • 30g Brown sugar (黒糖)
  • 20ml hot water
  • Soybean powder (きな粉)

How to Cook:

1. Mix Shiratama powder, tofu and 50 ml water in a bowl.

2. Mix brown sugar and 20 ml hot water in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.

3. Make bite size balls of the Shiratama and Tofu mix and boil in hot water for 5 min.

4. Place the balls in a bowl and pour the brown syrup over it.  Sprinkle soybean powder, then have a great time!


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4 Comments on “Tofu Shiratama (mochi) (豆腐入り白玉 Tofu iri shiratama)

  1. "It is happiness in a bowl"

    What a fantatsic description! Looking forward to making this one at home.Shame I don't have the ingredients on hand this evening;-) Thanks for sharing.

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