Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kasujiru

Soup made from sakekasu. 粕汁。

Made by adding sakekasu to dashi. As other ingredients pieces of boiled daikon, boiled carrot, aburage, ito-konnyaku, gobo, aonegi etc. are used. Fish is also often added, for example salmon. The ingredients are not fixed, sometimes pork is added instead of fish.

Sakekasu is very nutritious and warms the body. It contains vitamins, carbohydrates and amino acids. The sakekasu balances the various ingredients and gives the whole a round taste. A dish that is often  enjoyed at winter festivities. But be careful not to eat too much when driving a car for sakekasu may contain alcohol!