The Creamy Flavour will Hook You! — A Simple Recipe Using Sake Lees: Spicy Avocado Pasta!

In this article we bring you a simple recipe to make a healthy pasta dish using sake lees.

First of all, what are sake lees?

Sake lees or cake, are the leftover solids from a pressing of sake. In sake production there is zero waste. Every bi-product of the process, including the lees, is either sold on or recycled in some way or another. In the case of lees, they have many uses: one of the most popular being as a cooking ingredient. Lees can be purchased either directly from the brewery or at specialist sake shops.

A creamy recipe that anyone can make in the time it takes to boil a saucepan of pasta and without a single knob of butter or slice of cheese in sight.

Ingredients(Serves 2)

Avocado 1
Onion 1/4
Milk(You can use soya milk) 200cc
Sake Lees(paste) 1 large Tbsp
White Miso 1 large spoonful
Grated Garlic 1 Clove
Sesame Oil 2 Large Tbsps
Bonito Stock Granules 1 Tsp
Curry Powder 1/4 Tsp
Green Spring Onion Shoots according to preference
Shredded Seaweed according to preference


1. Take about a spoonful of the pasta cooking water and mix with the miso and lees.

2. Fry the garlic in the oil on a medium heat until pungent.

3. Cut the avocado into cubes and slice the onion. Add to the garlic and continue to cook on a medium heat.


Add the ingredients one by one to stop them losing their shape: Once the onion turns translucent, add the avocado.

4. Add more of the pasta cooking water and emulsify.


5. Add the milk and stock and bring to the boil.

6. Add the cooked pasta and mix into the sauce on a high heat. Add a sprinkling of the curry powder.

Add the pasta about one minute before the stipulated cooking time on the packet for an al dente finish.

7. Serve up and top with the grated green onion and seaweed.

This dish is simply delish! whether you are a fan of sake and the lees or not.

Bonus Content

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At KURAND SAKE MARKET, we don’t just allow you to bring your own food, we encourage it!

Why not try this recipe at home!