Authentic Sake Manjuu (Steamed Buns With Sake Lees Dough)

Authentic Sake Manjuu (Steamed Buns With Sake Lees Dough)

Why not try making delicious sake-manjuu steamed buns using sakekasu (sake lees) in the dough? The buns are 207 kcal per serving.

Ingredients: 9 buns, 207kcal per bun

White flour
200 g
Baking powder
2 teaspoons
Sakekasu (sake lees)
100 g
150 g
40 g
An or anko (sweet azuki bean paste)
225 g (25 g per bun)


1. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Start boiling water in the steamer.
2. Add water and sugar to the sake lees.
3. Combine the Step 1 and Step 2 mixtures, and knead until it forms a soft and resilient dough that's about the texture of your earlobes.
4. Divide the dough into 50 g portions (If the dough is sticky, flour your hands while you roll the dough into balls).
5. Flatten the dough to about the size of your palm. The key is to make the edges thinner than the middle. Place a portion of the anko in the middle and wrap the dough around.
6. Steam the buns for 12 minutes over high heat, and they're done.
7. For homemade an (anko), see Recipe ID: 1431978 "Pressure-Cooked Anko (Red Bean Paste) In a Flash"

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband loves sake manjuu, and I wanted to make them.