You have to try certain recipes yourself in order to appreciate the talent of these people in yatai (street stands).
They do that like you cook your potatoes, that seems so easy. In fact, not so much… Also, among many recipes some seem complicated with useless ingredients. In fact, maybe not so useless.
I’ve eaten them. They were good. That’s why I blog about them in spite of the ugly shape. Hey, I’ll do better next time.
That’s what a pro kintsuba looks like :
photo from Nakataya kintsuba (online shop)
It’s a juicy block of sweet azuki beans inside a transparent case of thin crepe. Kudos to the makers !
That was the model. I wondered why so many people didn’t retain the idea of full beans for their home-made version.
Now I know ! As I made that :
These are my nicest ones. LOL.
I’ve used that plastic package as a mold. That was not the brightest idea.
As they were not very regular.
I’ll look for another recipe of batter.
Then cooking them…ahem.
I’ve produced real monsters. But I’ve also got 2 that just fell into pieces.
Well, come again some time, I’ll try to improve the recipe and technique.