Kuzuyu Traditional Japanese Cold Cure

Kuzuyu Traditional Japanese Cold Cure

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Alleviate unpleasant cold symptoms with Japan's traditional Japanese cold cure, made with kuzu. Kuzu is a type of plant that grows in Japan, where the root is ground into a fine powder and used in Asian cuisine in a couple of different ways. Kuzuyu is a simple drink made from kuzu powder that is guaranteed to keep you warm in the winter, but also helps to relieve those stuffy noses and sore throats.


• 1 tbsp kuzu powder
• 1 tbsp sugar
• 150ml hot water

How To Prepare

  1. Begin by getting a nice large mug and putting the kettle on.

  2. Using the back of a spoon, break down any large pieces of the kuzu powder to make sure it is as fine as possible.

  3. Add kuzu powder and sugar to the mug.

  4. Fill the cup with hot water and stir the kuzu powder and sugar in until the drink becomes thick and syrup-like.
    Enjoy the light and sweet taste of kuzuyu and feel your cold disappear.

Tips and Information

- Try adding some cinnamon to your kuzuyu drink for a traditional hangover cure.
- Kuzu powder also works great as a thickening agent for things like soups or stir frys to get that authentic Asian texture.