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How to Make Your Own Arare at Home.

When it comes to popular snacks in Japan, Arare is one of the most famous and popular.

It is mostly used as a snack or paired with tea or coffee as a drink. Making Arare is an art that involves complicated steps and requires techniques to achieve the right taste and crispiness.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of making Arare and provide you with the necessary ingredients so that you can easily make Arare at home.


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Arare Making Instructions at Home
  • Step 1: Baking the Arare

  1. Mix glutinous rice flour and water in a bowl until they form a smooth dough.

  2. Steam the glutinous rice flour until cooked and let it cool. Then put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.

  3. Cut the dough into the desired shape, such as bars that are 1.5 centimeters thick, and arrange them on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake the dough at 180-200 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes or until it turns light brown and crispy.

  • Step 2: Preparing the Flavorful Sauce

  1. Mix sugar, vegetable oil, and soy sauce until well combined.

  2. Put the sauce in a bowl or cup and use a spoon to coat the arare with the sauce evenly.

  3. Let the arare cool until the sauce dries and sticks to the surface of the arare.

Note: The baking temperature and time may vary depending on the brand and size of the oven. You can also add various seasonings to the arare, such as seaweed, sesame seeds, or spices, to create different flavors.

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