When it comes to traditional Japanese desserts, Mochi is always the answer. This traditional dessert is famous for “rice cake,” enjoyed by locals in Japan for centuries. Mochi, or Japanese rice cake, is made by steaming granular glutinous rice processed as a dessert. It has long been famous as an indispensable event food for the New Year. Japanese can eat rice cake in various forms. In addition to the differences in shape and size, the ingredients used to pound glutinous rice and seasonings used to dip it are also used in traditional Japanese food such as “Zōni or rice cake soup” and Western desserts.
Did you ever try or have mochi? Did you know that there are many dishes from Mochi in Japan, not just as dessert but as a main dish?