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No.044 Sesame dumplings [Tsukimi dessert to enjoy with crickets]

Cooking time: 30 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This time, I would like to introduce the sesame dango, a moon-viewing dessert that you can enjoy with crickets!

The 2022 Mid-Autumn Moon is on Saturday, September 10th.
In the lunar calendar, the full moon on August 15th is called 'Chushu no Meigetsu' or 'Juugoya'.

Since the full moon coincided with the harvest of grains and rice, they offered dumplings made from rice flour to resemble the moon, thanking them for the successful harvest of rice, and praying for a good harvest in the following year. is.

This time, I will introduce a recipe that arranges this moon dumpling a little and sprinkles it with sesame sauce.
For the sesame sauce, extract extracted from domestic Futahoshi crickets is added to give it a mitarashi-style finish.

Would you like to taste crickets on the night of the full moon?


  • shiratama flour
  • water
  • * Grilous powder
    1 tablespoon
  • *Gryllus extract
    1 tablespoon
  • *Black ground sesame
    4 tablespoons
  • *Sugar
    2 tablespoons
  • ★Honey
    1 tablespoon
  • water
    1 tablespoon

How to make

  • Put shiratamako in a bowl.
  • Add water and mix until smooth.
  • Boil plenty of water in a pot and boil the shiratamako that has been rolled into bite-sized balls.
    After the shiratama flour has risen to the surface, boil for another minute, then cool in ice water.
  • Put all (★) in a bowl and mix.
  • Arrange the drained rice flour dumplings in a bowl and pour ④.

So crickets!

The grilus extract used this time is a seasoning liquid that condenses the umami of domestic crickets grown on 100% food waste-derived feed.
It has an excellent balance with saltiness, and is perfect for sweet and salty seasonings such as mitarashi and teriyaki.

Crickets are raised by eating a lot of grain-derived residue, and are very compatible with black sesame and other grains.

Adjust the amount of sugar and honey in the sesame sauce and enjoy the sweetness to your liking.

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.