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No.017 Setsubun soup
[A dish that warms you with the taste of the extract]

Cooking time: 30 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
For this recipe, we will introduce the Setsubun dish "Setsubun soup" that is eaten with Ehomaki!

Setsubun soup is also known as "oniyokejiru".
Because of the custom of eating soybeans on Setsubun, it is said that the nutritious soybeans (mame) in the soup are said to ward off misfortune and evil, warm the body from the inside, and prevent colds.

Although it is only seasoned with "grillus extract", it is finished in a soup with a strong umami flavor!

Why don't you try incorporating soup into your regular meals, not just during Setsubun?


  • Gryllus extract
    4 tablespoons
  • pork
  • Daikon radish (Ginkgo cut) (A)
  • Carrot (half-moon cut) (A)
  • Burdock root (chopped) (A)
  • Boiled soybeans
  • Sesame oil
    1 tablespoon
  • green onion (chopped)
    1 teaspoon

How to make

  • Put the sesame oil in a pan and heat it up. When it is warm, add the pork and fry it.
  • When the oil is all over, add 500ml of water (not listed) and Grilus extract and simmer over medium heat.
  • When the ingredients are cooked, add boiled soybeans and let it boil for a while.

So crickets!

The decisive factor in the taste of Setsubun soup is the grilus extract.
It is characterized by a strong oyster-like umami and salty taste, and the extract alone can be used to create a strong dashi flavor.
If you feel it is a little thin, adjust the amount of extract to your liking.

This recipe allows you to wash the root vegetables well and eat the skins to minimize food loss.
At the same time, you can save the trouble of cooking.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.