Tofu Mitarashi Dango Recipe

Tofu Mitarashi Dango

Dango-skewered dumplings are a very popular Wagashi, the traditional Japanese sweets. Mitarashi dango is one of the popular dango which has sweet soy-based sauce. It is vegan and gluten free! Yummy Japanese traditional sweets for everybody!



20 Tofu Shiratama Dango (see recipe)


  • 1/2 tablespoon potato starch
  • 50ml (1.3/4 fl oz) water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons unrefined sugar
  • 1.1/2 tablespoons mirin



1. Thread dumplings onto 6 skewers. Place the skewers under the grill until dumplings turn a slightly brown colour. Alternatively, use a domestic blowtorch to get the colour.

2. Mix potato starch and water. Set aside.

3. Place 50ml (1. 3/4 fl oz) water, soy sauce, sugar and mirin in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.

4. Add the potato starch water (mix again just before adding, even though you mixed it earlier) into the boiling sauce and mix well. Cook until thickened.

5. Pour the sauce over the skewered dumplings.

Gluten-free option: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.


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