Mochi is a sweet rice cake, sometimes with red beans inside, sometimes flavored. It is a Japanese dessert, and seen as good luck for the New Year. I know this isn’t a recipe, and obviously not sushi, but I thought I would introduce you to some Japanese food that you can have with sushi. I have loved mochi ever since I was child, because it’s soft, a little gooey, but not too sweet! Yummmmmm! (I know you wanna try some!)
I usually buy mochi at either Marukai or Mitsuwa. If you don’t live near either of them, you can probably buy some at any Japanese supermarket or bakery (actually most Asian supermarkets carry them, but they probably won’t be called mochi – I have seen them at Chinese supermarkets and Vietnamese bakeries before.)
If anyone has a recipe for mochi (or manju), I would love to try making some! I already have some mochiko (rice flour) all ready to go, I just need a recipe! (It’s practically impossible to find a real mochi or manju recipe online!)
Also, thanks so much to Lifehacker for featuring us on the front page last Thursday, and to everyone else who mentioned us on their blogs! You all make me so happy! Stay tuned for a lot more sushi…!!!
P.S. If anyone has any ideas for wild sushi combinations that you want me to make (or an article you want me to write), leave me a comment and I’ll let you know when I make and post your sushi ideas!! The crazier the sushi recipe, the better!
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