For a little addition of azuki lovers! Introducing "boiled red beans" sold by Imuraya of Azuki Bar.
A product in which Hokkaido azuki beans are boiled down together with the broth and the nutrition of the azuki beans is completely contained. 45g (1.59oz) was included in the pouch pack, and the purchase price at the supermarket was 108 yen (tax included).
There is no sweetness as it is. You can fully enjoy the firm and chewy texture and the azuki bean flavor that complements the slightly salty taste. Basically, I think that azuki beans will appear in front of us as Japanese sweets, so there are surprisingly few opportunities to eat them without sweetness.
In addition to adding to salads, miso soup, rice, etc., my personal recommendation is "Azuki beans" for oshiruko. The difference from the sweet and soft "usual azuki beans" that are originally included is fun, and the sweetness is moderately salty and the taste is unstoppable.
Not limited to shiruko, when you feel "too sweet" with anko-based sweets, I think it will be useful as an item that relaxes the sweetness and adds a texture accent without changing the direction of the taste!