Food, Sweets

Ichigo Daifuku

 Ichigo Daifuku / いちご大福 / Strawberry & Sweet Red Bean Mochi

Ichigo (strawberry) Daifuku is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. The name Daifuku in Japanese literally means “great luck”. Because it contains strawberry, it is usually eaten during the springtime.

Ichigo Daifuku is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a delicious afternoon snack with a hot cup of green tea.



60g glutinous flour

45g granulated sugar

105cc water

120g red bean paste

4 pcs strawberry


1. Divide red bean paste into 4 equal portions. Cover each of the strawberry with a portion of bean paste, try making it as round as possible. Set aside.

2. Put water, glutinous flour and sugar in a pot and stir well, and then cook until get thick.

3. Sift some potato starch/corn starch onto a baking tray and place the mochi on top,

4. Divide the mochi into 4 equal portions.

5. Take a portion of the mochi and gently flatten and expand into 3 inch diameter disc. Place a strawberry with red bean paste in the center of each mochi and bring edges together, pinching to close. Repeat for the rest of the mochi.

6. Mochi are best served immediately at room temperature (avoid putting them in the fridge).


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