They are easy to make without baking soda!It takes time, but once you know how delicious it can be, you'll go for it.
An experienced housewife friend made this once and when I ate it, I was really moved by this delicious dish of chestnuts simmered in their inner skins.I don't use baking soda because it makes it boil over and forms scum. That being said, it looked easy so I gave it a shot! It was my first time but it was a total success.
Let's make these patiently.If you peel the inner skins, it's okay if they fall apart a little!The flavor soaks through and it ends up delicious.
Enjoy Japanese food around the world.