Isn't it pretty?
Two weeks ago I had never tasted one of these. I saw them in the freezer of the grocery store and I was intrigued so we grabbed a box. It's just ice cream wrapped in rice paste so I didn't expect too much.
But then I bit into it...
The texture! It's so unexpected...
It's like a soft marshmallowy magic that dissolves in your mouth...
I found this awesome video of how the paste is made, this guy is dubbed as the fastest Mochi maker and it's pretty fun to watch:
Mmm so gooey.... can you tell I like to play with my food?
So far I've tasted strawberry, mango, and my favourite yet, mint chocolate chip:
If you have a chance to try some you really should! I would love to taste it fresh so I'm trying to scope out if there are any local Japanese places that serve it.