Mochi Mochi

It seems this week I am a little bit obsessed with anything from East Asia. I had a little spree in Manchester’s China Town and came back with some Grape Mochi. I’ve eyed up Mochi before because they look SOOOO CUTEEEEE! But never tried them. I had my first taste last week when I went to that Japanese Restaurant I mentioned >here<. The one I tried was Matcha Green Tea and tasted amazing so I just had to buy some from somewhere to take home! Mochi are gluttonous rice cakes which come in kind of ball shapes and have a filling inside, sometimes gooey and sometimes a bit jelly like.
 I am loving anything grape flavour lately so spotted these ones in one of the chinese supermarkets in china town. The bright coloured box looked adorable. And I appreciated the fact that brand name was Yuki & Love; how cute is that?!
 I actually expected them to be big. I know I should of read the box properly and seen it said 12, but I was assuming there was 6. Because I’m a bit ignorant like that, ha.
 As you can see the cuteness continues with the individual packaging.
 Now the actually FEEL of the mochi is SO WEIRD. You can’t really explain it. It’s like really really soft but…. (this sounds daft) CUTE feeling…..So odd!
I was expecting the inside to be a bit more runny but it was like a solid jelly. The taste was really subtle. I’m not sure how healthy they are for you either. The bright colours and kind of stodgyness of them indicates to me that they are slightly fattening but I can’t read Taiwanese so can’t tell you from the box! If they are a bit healthier than the average snack though – I’m definitely in! I’ll have to research a little bit more I think. And please excuse my ignorance with that one!
Have you tried Mochi? What dya reckon?


  1. January 29, 2012 / 10:13 am

    I didn't know what a mochi was until 2day, but now all I want is to try one.. they look so cute and tasty looking.. from now on I'm on a mochi quest 😉


    • January 29, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      Head to your nearest chinese supermarket! They have so many varieties I didnt realise what they were before though!

  2. January 29, 2012 / 1:27 am

    They look great, the filling reminds me of that bubble gum you used to be able to get…bubaloo?


    • January 29, 2012 / 4:39 pm

      Hahaha oh yeah!! I remember those!!

  3. January 29, 2012 / 12:20 am

    these look strangely good and i really want to try the bubble tea in your last post! x

    • January 29, 2012 / 4:37 pm

      If you search for bubble tea on ebay there are kits you can buy! x

  4. January 28, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Sometimes some of the sweets look so odd, but I bet this was nice!

    • January 28, 2012 / 11:22 pm

      It was a really subtle flavour! I was quite surprised.

  5. January 28, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Ah these sadly are one things I hate, really don't like the taste of Mochi's yet they are one of my boy's favorite all time foods. I think it's the bean paste that puts me off their taste.

    • January 28, 2012 / 2:00 pm

      I can see how people might find them a bit gross. The texture is really weird!

  6. January 28, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Ahh they looks so cute, the packaging is adorable. I love trying weird and wonderful foods!

    Holli x

    • January 28, 2012 / 1:09 pm

      Me too! I bet it could be either a really successful or really poor diet just living off new and weird delights.

  7. January 28, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Never had anything like that, but sounds intriguing!:) I was just thinkin whether to make a post on Chinese snacks I got from my friend haha read my mind you do!:) I like these foodie posts, keep them comin:) xx

    • January 28, 2012 / 12:07 pm

      Oooh do it! Share the food love! haha. Yeah I like to post about food, I think it keeps my blog more open to blokes as well as girls (not generalising or anything there ha!) I have another weird drink I'm going to post about tomorrow! x