Mamasan - -These are delicious - -crunchy! It's a good idea to mix with your hands. I tried mixing with a potato masher, but resorted to my hands. I made them too thick on the first batch, so cooking time was longer. I used a glass dipped in rice flour to squish them the 2nd time and they turned out just perfect with the cooking time being exactly what you listed. On another batch, I mixed wasabi paste in the soy mixture for a little bite. This would be great with dashimoto sprinkled on during the final cooking. Thanks for a great recipe!