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Japanese Dango also known as mitarashi sweet rice ball snack

Round dumplings are generally called dango, and kushi dango means skewered sweet dumplings.  These kushi dango coated with sweet soy .   sauce based sauce are called mitarashi. Dango are made with mochiko(rice flour).  Dangos are usually served with green tea.

A very simple recipe and a tasty japanese snack.

Directions for Dangos
1 cup glutinous rice flour
3/4 to 1/2 cup boiling water

1 tsp. sugar

Soak the Bamboo skewers in water before adding the dumplings. Tip: as the dumpling is grilling the skewers will not burn.
Add rice flour in a bowl than add warm water.
Knead the mixture well.
Make small round dumplings balls. Place dumplings balls in a steamer and steam them on
high heat for about 10 min.
Cool dumplings balls and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings on each stick).
Mitarashi sweet sauce for Dangos
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2  1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1  1/2 tbsp. potato starch  mix with 1  1/2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Mirin  Japanese rice vinegar (optional)

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