Mochi deserves a separate entry. While Uruchi Mai (Japanese style short grain rice) is an everyday staple in Japan, Mochi Gome (glutinous rice) is a luxury food eaten only on special occasions. It is believe that eating Mochi brings a long life and wealth.
A stroll down Little Tokyo on a beautiful day...
Nestled in the Japanese American district of downtown L.A lies a family owned bakery fixtures that has been satisfying many sweet tooth for over 100 years. This is where Mochi Ice Cream was born.
$1 each for Mochi Ice Cream, $1.25 each for Mochilato.
Mochi Ice Cream - Vanilla , Strawberry, Mango, Chocolate, Green Tea and Coffee.
The shop also offers Mochilato - Mochi + Gelato. Some unique flavors includes: Pistachio, Chocho Hazelnut, Creme Brulee, Guava and Coconut.
Our pick : Mango, Green Tea and Chocolate. This sweet, fruity ice cream wrapped in soft fluffy dough and dusted with a white powdery coating instantly put a smile on our faces. My brother and I agree that Mango Mochi was our favorite.
This delicious dessert is sweet and chewy on the outside, cold and creamy on the inside.
Aside from cold dessert, the bakery offers confections like Sauma (a simple rice-paste treat),Chofu (Mochi wrapped in a thin pancake) and a wide variety of Mochi surrounded by chestnuts and whole red beans.
Verdict : TOTALLY SMITTEN