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18 Must See Red Bean Paste Dishes

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18 Must See Red Bean Paste Dishes

Recently, I made, and posted, Sweet Adzuki Bean Paste for Icy Cold Sweet Popsicles.

My leftover red bean paste inspired an intense search for more unique dessert ideas. For sure, there is Mochi in the near future, but there is so much more to do with this delightful Asian staple.

For my simple Red Bean Paste, click here!

Here are some of my FAVORITE finds, along with links to recipes. If you make any of these, please tell us about it!

1. Anmitsu

This dish uses agar agar (learn more here), and a homemade mochi (alternatively, you can buy prepared mochi and bake it, click here), along with fresh fruit, black sugar syrup, and green tea ice cream. Wow! Plus, she includes a video.

Recipe from Just One CookBook


2. Mizu Yokan

Red Bean Kanten

More agar, with only three ingredients. Simple and lovely.

Recipe from Daily Cooking Quest


3. Red Bean Paste Popsicles

Keeping it simple and sweet. In fact, this one requires only 2 ingredients!

Recipe from Food Highs

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4. Red Bean Ice Cream

More sweet chills for summer.

Recipe from Urban Cookery


5. Coconut Mochi Cake with Sweet Red Bean Filling

…because what goes better with ice cream than cake?

Recipe from Hungry Rabbit


6. Chinese Red Bean and Salted Egg Yolk

This is just intriguing.

Recipe from Smoky Wok


7. Strawberry Daifuku

Perfect bites.

Recipe from Just One Cookbook


8. Gyeongdan

Korean Rice Cake

… and more perfect bites.

Recipe from Maangchi



9. Baked Red Bean Buns

Buttery sweet baked goods.

Recipe from House of Fannie

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10. Pumpkin Brioche Red Bean Buns

Picture? 1000 words? Just need the picture.

Recipe from Hawberry


11. Dorayaki

Japanese Red Bean Pancake

Breakfast. 🙂

Recipe from Just One Cookbook


12. Red Bean Paste Pancakes

…more gorgeous pancakes

Recipe from Rasa Malaysia


13. Chapssalddeok (Korean style mochi)

Red bean paste sesame balls

Video with the link. Love it!

Recipe from Maangchi


14. Kanto Style Sakuramochi

Simply elegant.

Recipe from Travelling Foodies


15. Matcha Macarons

Both yummy and nutritious!

Recipe from Bakeitis


16. Zenzai | Oshiruko

Sweet Red Bean Soup

Simple and unique.

Recipe from Just One Cookbook


17. DanPatBbang

Sweet Red Bean Bbang

This is a very popular Korean dish. You can see the technique and method via video using the link below. ‘Wish I had these right now!

Recipe from Aeri’s Kitchen


18. Iced Red Bean with Coconut Milk

To swallow it all down…

Recipe from Saucy Spatula




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  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One CookbookJuly 22,14

    Thank you so much for including my recipes for Anmitsu, Strawberry Daifuku, and Dorayaki. I love red bean paste and now after reading your post I need go get some red bean sweets! 🙂 This was a fan post to read. Thanks so much again!

    • Chef Gina
      Chef GinaJuly 22,14

      I LOVE your recipes! …and am thrilled to have found your site through this posting. Thank you for your beautiful work.

  2. Anita | Daily Cooking Quest
    Anita | Daily Cooking QuestJuly 22,14

    Gina, thank you so much for including my mizu yokan recipe 🙂 The recipes in this article are truly a great collection for red bean lovers. ♥

    • Chef Gina
      Chef GinaJuly 22,14

      Thank you. I am so happy that you approve. 🙂 Your dishes are beautiful! I can’t wait to explore them further.

  3. Kayiu
    KayiuJuly 22,14

    Hey Gina,

    Thanks for including my Iced Red Bean drink!


    • Chef Gina
      Chef GinaJuly 22,14

      It is a brilliant idea and looks so indulgent. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. RSG
    RSGSeptember 16,14

    I want to try all of these : )

    • Chef Gina
      Chef GinaSeptember 16,14

      Me too! Please tell me what you try and share your results. 🙂

  5. Nate @ House of Annie
    Nate @ House of AnnieSeptember 5,15

    Thanks for including our red bean buns in your delicious list!

    • Chef Gina
      Chef GinaOctober 1,15

      Thank you for posting them! Everytime I see this, my mouth waters.

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