How to make boiled black soybeans


Many Japanese eat “Osechi cuisine” as a happy New Year’s dish.
One of the dishes, “boiled black soybeans”, plays a very important role. Black beans are said to drive away evil spirits. I will show you how to make a congratulatory dish “boiled black soybeans”, which is a sweet boiled black soybeans.

Related article :“Osechi”, a dish that Japanese people eat during the New Year


200 g Black beans
200 g Sugar
1 tsp. Soy sauce
1200 cc Water


Step 1

Lightly wash the black beans, drain them, put them in a large saucepan, and add water.
Leave at room temperature for 9-12 hours.
(Until the beans are plump.)

Step 2


Add sugar and stir.

Step 3

Stew over medium heat. Take it when the lye comes out.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low, cover with an inner lid, and double-cover.
(If the outer lid is completely closed, it will boil over, so open it a little.)
Boil on very low heat for 3-4 hours.

Step 5

When the beans are tender, turn off the heat and add the soy sauce. Tilt the pot so that it spreads throughout.

That’s it.

Black beans will wrinkle when exposed to the air, so keep them out of the juice.

It is delicious even on the day it is made, but if you leave it in the refrigerator for more than a day, the broth will become familiar and delicious.

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This blog was created with the concept of having many people enjoy Japanese cuisine overseas. Here are some simple Japanese recipes. In addition to that, I would like to tell everyone that Japanese ingredients are available overseas. And I want to spread the fun of Japanese culture to the world.


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