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Mochi, a Japanese Classic!

Updated: May 24, 2021

A while back, a friend of mine offered me this kind of odd looking white ball and told

me to taste. At first glance, it did not look very appetizing but I can’t lie I was kind of

intrigued by the way it looked. I wondered what would this almost robbery looking ball taste like. As I took a bite, the soft texture impressed and confused me at the same time, yet I wanted more.

In Japan they call this odd sweet treat “mochi”. This treat is one of Japan’s favorite

ways to enjoy rice in all of it’s starchy glory. It’s glutinous cake is filled with anko at

the center giving it an interesting taste.I t is served as a sweet snack and it is

traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve. Although there are many ways it can be

prepared, the way it was introduced to me seems to be my favorite. I am not sure why I am so intrigued by it, all I know, is after each bite I just want more. Who would have ever thought this rubbery looking almost gooey textured rice ball be quite addicting. Once you try it you will know exactly what I mean!



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