Japanese Sweets

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 After hearing about my failed mochi attempt my swim instructor bought me some Japanese goodies – green tea Pocky, green tea Kit Kat, Nestle Aero – green tea flavored, another green tea crisp and strawberry daifuku which is basically mochi with something other than red bean paste inside. ^///^ The consistency of the daifuku was so much smoother than mine! I wasn’t even close. *tear* I’m going to leave mochi making to the professionals from now on.

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

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Epic Mochi Fail

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My swim instructor had mentioned that he had tried making mochi before and it didn’t turn out well. I’ve watched a good number of Japanese cooking videos and thought I might be able to pull it off. However I hate red bean with a passion so I opted for the plain sweet mochi recipe. Lets just say that it’s not as easy to master as it looks… >_>;

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The sugar didn’t fully melt into the dough and was burning even with me lowering the heat and constantly stirring it. I ended up with little blobs that were ridiculously sticky, hard to handle, grainy and just massively sweet. (2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of sweet rice flour.) Trash can…

I’m not planning on attempting this recipe again however if I see any tips or tricks I may be persuaded…

Have you ever made mochi before?

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Japanese Snackies~! Pocky, Ramune and did I mention Pocky???

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Went to China Capital Arts yesterday at Southland Mall and picked up some Japanese sweets! Starting from the top left: Strawberry Pocky, Tropical Pocky (Mango Pineapple Flavored), a premium type Chocolate Pocky, Raspberry Ramune Soda, Choco Baby candies, and Midi Chocolate Pocky. Yum! :3