Amanattō

Amanattō
Peanut amanattō
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Japan
Created by Hosoda Yasubei
Main ingredients Adzuki or other beans, sugar, sugar syrup
Cookbook: Amanattō  Media: Amanattō

Amanattō (甘納豆) is a Japanese traditional confectionery made of adzuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.[1] It was developed by Hosoda Yasubei during the Bunkyū years (1861–1863) in the Edo period. He opened a wagashi store in Tokyo, which he named for his childhood name: Eitaro. This store continues to operate. [2]

Amanattō was originally called amananattō (甘名納糖); the name was abbreviated to amanattō after World War II. The resemblance of the name to the fermented bean dish nattō is coincidental.

In Hokkaidō, amanattō is used in cooking sekihan. For this reason, unlike other areas, the sekihan of Hokkaidō is a little sweet.

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References

  1. Shurtleff, William with Akiko Aoyagi (2013). History of Tofu and Tofu Products (965 CE to 2013). Soyinfo Center. ISBN 1928914551.
  2. "Eitaro Confectionary".
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