Kudzu powder, called géfěn (葛粉) in Chinese, kuzuko (葛粉; くずこ) in Japanese, chik-garu (칡가루) or galbun (갈분; 葛粉) in Korean, and bột sắn dây in Vietnamese is a starch powder made from the root of the kudzu plant. It is used in traditional East Asian cuisine mainly for thickening sauces and making various types of desserts.

Kuzukiri and kuromitsu in Kyoto

Examples of dishes that use kuzuko:[1]

Examples of wagashi (Japanese desserts) with kuzuko:

Examples of Tong sui (Chinese desserts usually in soup form)

See also


  1. ^ Shitomi, Kazuyoshi; Kumakura, Isao. "The Japanese Table -- Dried Tofu, Noodles and Starch -- Kudzu Starch: Kuzuko". Kikkoman. Archived from the original on 2010-10-09.