“Kogori-mame (bean) (or Mame-kogori)” is a sweet snack, which made of highly storable soybeans and rice and eaten in winter, off-season of agriculture. “Kogori” means a piece of ice or cluster of snow or sugar in the Tsugaru dialect. It is a dessert with a simple sweet taste.


  • 170g roasted soybeans (peeled)
  • 170g glutinous (sticky) rice
  • 170g granulated sugar (middle size)
  • 50g glutinous rice flour
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • A little Sake
  • 300cc boiled water


  1. Roast soybeans and peel the skin.
    Tips: When roasting, keep watching the heat control. When it’s not enough, it leaves a raw smell, or if too much, it will taste bitter.
  2. In a bowl place the soybeans in 300 ccs of hot water and soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash and rinse glutinous rice and cook it with 270ml water.
  4. In a bowl with soften soybeans, add granulated sugar, soy sauce, and sake, and mix them.
  5. When glutinous rice is ready, mix well together with the ingredients in the previous bowl.
    Tips: Mix it to leave the shape of rice.
  6. Also, add glutinous rice flour and mix them well. Place on the plate, cover with a plastic wrap and heat it in the microwave (800W) for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Knead well using a spatula and place in a mold lined with a plastic wrap.
  8. Leave it overnight and cut it into the size you like for serving.

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