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  1. Erin@TheFoodMentalist

    I LOVE MOCHI!!!! especially with red bean filling! YUMMMMMM
    Did you know that every year quite a few elderly Japanese people pass away because they choke on Mochi? So sad given its such a delight! My friend told me this after he lived in Japan for many years and I was telling him how much I lurve Mochi. Also ( and I know this sounds super weird) the best way to rid yourself of a choking mochi is to use a vacuum cleaner!?!? yep weird but true! Many Japanese are saved because of the humble vacuum cleaner. Ah Mochi! gotta love them 🙂

    1. Louise

      Intriguing about the vacuum cleaner aspect. I thought that HAD to be an urban myth- but no!- it seems to be real. And was apparently featured in Tampopo- which I always meant to see but never got around to it.

  2. Cindy

    Yum yum yuuuuuuuum. I <3 mochi. Especially with sesame.

  3. Joyti

    I like mochi too, but I don’t have enough of him in my life. I’ve got to figure out how to make a homemade version, hmmmm…
    And black sesame mochi sounds delicious – like mochi is all dressed up in a tux. Yum.

  4. Margaret

    I’ve heard of mochi, but I had to go and look them up on Wikipedia.
    There is a brand new Japanese grocery store near my friend’s house and I’ve already asked him to get me some matcha. I think I’d better add mochi to the list.
    Matcha and mochi – that sounds funny when you say the words together. Good names for pet guinea pigs! 😉

  5. Agnes

    Oh I think I’ve tried that brand of mochi (in a different flavour). Unfortunately I still had the memory of wonderful Japanese mochi when I ate it, so I didn’t like it. I have such a longing for proper good mochi – wah!

    1. whisperinggums

      There are a couple of brands — the boxes look similar. One is soft and lovely, the other not so. We thought this brand was close enough to the original to be enjoyable, the other one less so! Also this one is the BEST flavour (I reckon) though there’s a very interesting Brown Sugar one too.

  6. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Oh, yum yum yum! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Mochi are sooooooooooooooo delicious! Especially the ones with roasted sesame! And I love the bean filling! 😀

  7. Peggy

    I haven’t had mochi in so long! You’ve definitely inspired a drip to the Asian market in my near future!

  8. Erica

    I’ve never heard of these! I’m soooo intrigued. I want to try!

  9. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    I’ve never tried these. I never know which Asian treats to try and which to stay away from.

  10. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I love mochi! But prefer the real thing, so always check the package that they’re made in Japan 😉 It easy to make yourself too!

  11. Hannah

    Ah, I love mochi, but I prefer the non-rice varieties (which may not count really, but who cares?) Kuzu mochi is my absolute favorite… but it’s gotta have heaps of kuro mizu and kinako on top! Gotta remember to try making my own, since it’s near impossible to find.

  12. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I had a really bad mochi experience a few years ago, but I would be willing to try again 🙂 Those actually look pretty good!

  13. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I have never even HEARD of this! Must try asap!

  14. Louise

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever had moshi. I’ve had some squishy Japanese sweet things (and loved them) with paste inside but they looked a bit different, but I thought they were called something like fuku- ah I found it- daifuku. Funny I should remember the fuku bit. I’m intrigued by these, but haven’t been overly enamoured of sesame things in the past. This week I’m nibbling daintily on some Greek biscuits that I bought in Sydney last weekend. They have one that is something like a greek honey jumble. OMG they’re amazing! With the magic of google- they are melomakarona. Wish I’d bought more than 4 of them (I will next time!) and not given one to DH who didn’t like it (gasp), and can’t believe am going to give the very last one to my friend today. I did buy some Greek sesame biscuits too- but they are my least favourite of the 4 types that I bought.

  15. sophia

    You should totally make your own mochi. It’s pretty easy! 🙂

  16. Susan

    I have never tried this brand of mochi. I will get me a packet next time I am in the asian store. I love all their different packaged desserts!

  17. Vaala ◪

    But what IS it/he? Yes, I know, black sesame vegan mochi…but ?????????????? It looks like…no, I’m not even going to mention anything this time because you will MOCK ME 🙁

    Teen romance novels…that’s what you should read!! Actually, I was meaning to ask you what kind of stuff you’re into. Don’t want to load you up with fantasy, say, if you’d rather tear up the pages than read about, um, fantasy (I was going to say dragons but it sounded really lame and it has been a while since I read a book with dragons in it…I should rectify that).

  18. Ashley @ the fit academic

    i’ve never tried mochi before! Would i sound extremely ignorant if i ask what’s in the middle? I guess i could just google it, too : )

  19. JohannaGGG

    I’ve never had mochi but as a lover of sesame I would be game to give this a go – though I don’t know why you don’t want to spend hours making this and seconds devouring it 🙂

  20. L-Engineer

    I don’t think these Mochi are not actually made in Japan. Maybe China or Taiwan? But perhaps that’s a good thing at the moment. They won’t glow in the dark, you see!! And there’s another brand with a packet which looks much the same, and is nowhere near as nice IMHO.

    1. whisperinggums

      L-Engineer …. I think you have a wayward NOT in there. Cheers, L-Engineer’s Wife.

  21. whisperinggums

    You are a hoot Hannah …

  22. Alisa Fleming

    Okay, now you’ve got something in Australia that I really want and can’t get here!!!

  23. Bryan

    Lolol you are sooo funny. And you absolutely can bring the desserts you love into life!

  24. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    hehehe you’re soooo cwazy! I love how you’re so eloquent in suspensefully describing every detail 😀 I love mochi and all asian pastries and cakes/ricecakes~mannn I think you’d love a lot of the pastries I eat around these here parts–like the Korean breads with black bean inside and pb crust outside.

  25. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    Yes, if I were you, I would have done the same thing too. It is a lot more convenient to buy it, and these days, the manufactured ones taste almost as good as the home made ones.

  26. Libby

    Oooh, have you had the ice cream version, Hannah?

    They are MAD!

  27. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Ooh baby!!!

    I’m sick in bed (boo) but have a housemate who is lovely and wants to bring me things to make me feel better (yay) but I’m not sure if our local Asian supermarket has these and I don’t want to send her on a wild goose chase (gah).

    So….? Bedtime I guess. Especially now that Aladdin has finished on TV. Aladdin! On TV when I’m sick in bed! Where were you to watch it with me? Away from my germs, that’s where. Good call.

  28. Miri Leigh

    Wow this mochi looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Anna Johnston

    Go you wild thing…., I can clearly see this is a match made in heaven girl 🙂 Mochi is the business isn’t it 🙂