Azuki: Japan’s Dessert Bean

Red bean paste is a popular sweet in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean confectioneries. It is made from the azuki bean, a red bean that is boiled, mashed, and mixed with a sweetening agent like sugar or honey. In Japan, this bean is second only to the soybean in popularity; they will frequently enjoy it as a filling for sweet pastries, in ice cream, or in a jelly confection.

At our Japanese restaurant in Seattle, you can enjoy azuki in the form of our fruit roll with red bean paste. This unique dessert roll is a great chaser for any sushi meal. Try it tonight at I Love Sushi today!