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Matcha Kuzukiri Style (Konyaku in Matcha Soya Latte)

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February 21, 2016

Matcha Kuzukiri Style (Konyaku in Matcha Soya Latte) 0 0 5 0

Provided by Tsuyoshi @Otabe Kafe

Matcha is a premium green tea powder which is made in Japan, used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. Matcha is really popular these days, and ‘Matcha Sweets’ have become the new craze in Japan! The good thing about Matcha is that, not only is it delicious, but it has lots of health benefits too: it relaxes the mind, and contains nutrients, antioxidants and fibre. When Matcha’s bitter taste is combined with sweetness, you get an amazing flavour and taste!

This recipe is inspired by Japanese traditional sweets, ‘Kuzukiri’ and ‘Kuro-Mitsu’. ‘Kuzukiri’ looks very similar to DRIED KONYAKU – SHIRATAKI NOODLES but is traditionally made from a starch called ‘Kuzu’, which contains a lot more calories, so we are going to substitute this with the healthier and lower calorie option of Dried Konyaku instead. ‘Kuzukiri’ is typically served in sweet black syrup made from black sugar. ‘Kuro’ means black and ‘Mitsu’ means syrup in Japanese.

Tsuyoshi @Otabe Kafe

Note: Now Matcha Kuzukiri Starter Set is available. Please check our shop.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 5 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 2 Servings


1/2 packet of ‘DRIED KONYAKU’

3g of Matcha powder

100ml of unsweetened Soya milk (can be replaced by almond milk, coconut milk etc)

40g of Azuki beans (cooked, canned)

20g of light brown Muscovado sugar (can be replaced by Agave, Maple syrup etc)

A pinch of Toasted Sesame Seeds


1Prepare the ‘DRIED KONYAKU’ as instructed on the packet

2Make Matcha paste. Put Matcha powder and 25ml of hot water in a small bowl and mix well (Adjust the thickness by adding hot water until you have a smooth paste)

Matcha Kuzukiri - 1

3Add soya milk to the saucepan and bring to the boil and turn off the heat

4Add Matcha paste and sugar to the pan and whisk well

5Add prepared Konyaku to the pan and stir well

6Serve into 2 bowls then top with azuki beans and sesame seeds

7Can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!

Matcha Kuzukiri - 2

Tips 1.
To enrich the flavour, wait a while after Method 5 to allow the flavours to infuse.

Tips 2.
If you can make frothed milk at home, you can put this on top.