Mikawaya Mochi!

November 7, 2008

So I was at my local Trader Joe’s looking at the ice cream section when I saw MOCHI!? What is Mochi doing at Trader Joe’s? And why is it in the ice cream section? Well I bought a few boxes and was delighted with it! Mochi is a rice cake made of glutinous rice that is pounded into a paste. It’s stretchy and chewy! In Japan mochi is traditionally eaten at New Years but it’s not uncommon to eat it year round as well. Mochi is often used in sweets, so in this case it’s made to make mochi ball ice cream! The ice cream balls are wrapped in mochi, so it gives them a yummy skin!

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