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MOCHI

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:30 am
by aquateen000
have you tried this stuff?

its like ice cream inside this ball of something i dont really know. but it tastes great!

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:39 pm
by Sweet_Baboo
mochi is a traditional Japanese food.

a dense, shortgrained type of rice (mochi rice) is cooked and pounded/kneaded to make a sticky, doughey blob. the pounding is done in a wooden or stone pounding bowl, with big wooden mallets. This is often a community event where people take turns pounding the mochi and kneading it.

mochi is associated with winter, especially with New Years. (the activity of making the mochi brings together the community to strengten friendships to bring in the new year) It is traditionally consumed in bean soup or baked with a soy sauce glaze.

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:33 pm
by aquateen000
thanks for clearing stuff up for me, it tastes great! especially green tea flavor! :)

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:19 pm
by Kazu
Aquateen, I think you're referring to mochi ice cream. The only thing mochi on it is the outer coating, which is as Miwa described above. The ice cream is a fairly recent trend, and yeah, the green tea mochi ice cream is great!

You should try traditional mochi as well. Good stuff. :D

Posted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:26 am
by Ganter
mochi's great~ here's a funny story. I had a pack of mochi, dusted in fine flour to prevent it from sticking as usual. It was the kind with sweet red beans inside. I gave one to my friend from kansas, and she said because of the texture, shape, and density, it made her feel like she was eating a hamster. I don't think I can eat mochi again without thinking of her saying that! >_<

Posted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 2:06 am
by Kean
Your friend knows what it's like to eat hamster?? :shock:

Posted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 2:42 am
by Ganter
hopefully not! I could see what she meant though. When you hold these mochi, they kind of feel like holding a small rodent: soft and squishy on the outside with a dense center... mmm mochi...

Posted: Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:06 am
by shojogirl
I always thought of them as denuded sea urchins. Sooooo goood.