Kuzuko (葛粉) or Got Fan is a starch powder made from the root of the kudzu plant. It is traditionally used in Japanese cuisine and Chinese cuisine mainly for thickening sauces and making various types of desserts.
- ankake (liquid stock thickened with kuzuko)
- goma-dofu (kuzuko pudding with sesame paste)
Examples of wagashi (Japanese desserts) with kuzuko:
- kuzu-kiri (clear cake of boiled kuzuko cut into noodle-like strips and eaten with kuromitsu)
- kuzu-zakura (aka kuzu-dama, a cake of bean paste covered with kuzuko)
- Mizu manjū (red bean paste is coated with translucent kuzuko paste that is then allowed to set into a jelly-like consistency)
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Examples of Tong sui (Chinese desserts usually in soup form)
- Got Fan soup
- Shitomi, Kazuyoshi; Kumakura, Isao. "The Japanese Table -- Dried Tofu, Noodles and Starch -- Kudzu Starch: Kuzuko". Kikkoman.