Had no idea what mochi would taste like —
Tom brought home some from Wegman’s where they are available at the sushi counter. The package said mochi, but I think these are daifuku, which means stuffed mochi.
Up close, they appeared to have been piped out into little balls. The rice must be ground into a flour because mochi are ultra smooth.
Inside the first one, the pink one, was a cherry-flavored paste. I presume it was bean paste. Tom and and I both said — hmm, not bad!
Still the mochi texture is hard to like. Tom thinks it is like jello. But I say that’s too firm. Squishy and stretchy come to mind. Mochi don’t cut easily.
The second one, as I predicted, was green tea. And quite good.
The third one was chocolate with maybe some coffee.
And the last one was delicious citrus one — maybe tangerine or orange.
I guess I should check with Wegman’s to see if I guessed the flavors correctly.
And I am sure they are better if purchased in Japan and at a real dessert shop rather than at a grocery story here in the US.
They were fun to try.