Kansai-Style Sakuramochi

Kansai-Style Sakuramochi

A western Japan (Kansai) confectionery wrapped in a fragrant salt-preserved cherry leaf.

Cooking time
40 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Ingredients for 8 sakuramochi.
    ※Sodium 0 g indicates sodium content less than 40 mg.

Ingredients(Servings: 8)

Ingredients(Servings: 8)

100 g (3.5 oz.)

20 g (0.8 oz.)

a very small amount



  1. Quickly rinse the coarse glutinous rice flour, drain then place into a bowl, add in 150 ml (5.1 fl. oz.) of warm water and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve the food coloring in a small amount of water then add to (1) to obtain a light pink color.

    • The color will darken when steamed so be careful not to add too much food coloring.
  3. Spread out a dampened but well wrung-out dish towel in a steaming food steamer, place (2) on top and steam on high for about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, add in the sugar while still hot and use a wooden spoon to combine quickly and lightly without kneading.
  5. Roll 25 g (0.9 oz.) each of the sweet red bean paste into balls. If the bean paste is too soft, heat in a microwave, remove and mix to release excess moisture.
  6. Divide (4) into 8 equal portions and stretch into circular shapes on top of cooking paper.
  7. Place (5) onto (6) and close the rice flour around the bean paste. Make sure the opening is facing down. Wrap each in a salt-preserved cherry (sakura) leaf and then serve onto dishes.



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