A Bowl of Sunshine

Ohisama no Wan


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Appears in

An American Taste of Japan

An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

  • About

This smooth, creamy pumpkin-and-yam soup laced with fresh ginger is named for its bright color and the body-warming glow it produces when consumed. The first time I tasted something similar to this was at the Andoh home in Shikoku, the smallest of Japan” four main islands, before I became an Andoh. My mother-in-law was anxious to make a soup to my western tastes and served a delicious cream-of-yam soup one morning for breakfast! She made it again many years later when Rena (my daughter and