Sweetened Black Soybeans 黒豆 おせち料理
Recipe type: Appetizers, Vegetables
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 2 – 3

Today Japanese Cooking Recipe is called Sweetened Black Soybeans or 黒豆/おせち料理 in Japanese. We usually have this during New Year Day as we make New Year’s Lunch Box to celebrate the upcoming year. I will try to give more details on this in a couple days. Let’s see what we need to make our Sweetened Black Soybeans Recipe.
  • ½ cup Black Soybeans
  • 100g sugar
  • water
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce

  1. Rinse the black soybeans in cold water, and soak in 1½ cup water over night.
  2. Place the black beans and the water in which they were soaked in a pot, and bring to the boil over a medium heat while skimming off foam. Cover with a drop-lid and simmer over a slightly stronger low heat for 40-50 min, make sure that the simmering liquid always cover the soybeans, and add the water every time the liquid is reduced.
  3. When the soybeans are tender, remove from the heat, in another pot, mix the sugar and 1cup water, and boil briefly to make syrup. Let the drained soybeans rest in the syrup over night to allow them to come to room temperature.
  4. Transfer everything to a pot, and place over a low heat, add the soy sauce, and simmer for about 15min before turning off the heat.

There you have it. Hope you enjoy this, until next time let’s cook together. 次回は一緒に作りましょう~^^/~~ PS: If you enjoy my Daily recipe subscribe to my RSS Feed and I also have available my first e-Book, which FREE to you for coming by and reading my Japanese CookingRecipes. Thank you..