Fizzy Manju (bun)


Easy to make farmer’s snack

Fizzy Manju (bun)

Wheat plays a central role in the food culture in Saitama prefecture. Half of their foods are made out of wheat. They used to say “Eat Manju (bun) for breakfast, eat Udon (noodle) for lunch”. Therefore, you can see this Manju used to be their typical food. Fizzy Manju was made in farming villages for long time and were eaten in many occasions of their farming life.

Recipi of cuisin

  • Wheat flour500g
  • Sugar180g
  • Milk200cc
  • Baking soda10g
  • Baking powder7.5g
  • Egg1
  • An (sweeten Azuki bean)800g
  • Flour when dealing dough100g
Sift flour and beat an egg.
Mix sugar, milk, baking soda and baking powder. Mix in egg.
Mix 2 into flour and knead together on the bench, adding flour if necessary.
Roll An into 40g balls
*You can substitute An with figs, Okara, eggplants or walnuts.
*You can add a safflower or Mizuna in dough to add colors
Divide the dough into 50g pieces. Make a ball and flatten it, and wrap an An ball inside.
Place them with plenty of space between (because Manju will expand) inside of the hot steamer, and steam them 12-15 minutes. Do not steam them too longer because they may explode.

Information provided by : Saitama traditional local food recipe


Local cuisine