I need to get back into the swing of things! I’ll try to get some posts up and running tonight. I am however going to make mochi tonight too! I’ve made mochi before but it has always been the basics. Butter Mochi…Coconut Custard Mochi, Chi Chi Dango, etc. If I am ever in a mochi shop, I am always drawn to flavors that aren’t found elsewhere. Well this is the perfect time to share the mochi I tried last week! I scored a parking spot at Made in Hawaii Foods and bought their variety pack – it was marked off 25%. LOL, I am Chinese after all. This set included their Fresh Strawberry Mochi with azuki, chocolate truffle and Lilikoi (!!!) Cheesecake Mochi. Let’s take a look…
From left to right, Chocolate Truffle, Lilikoi Cheesecake and Fresh Strawberry Mochi.
Here is the chocolate truffle mochi. I am not a fan of chocolate truffle…so I did not enjoy this. But if you do like chocolate truffle, you will like this. My co-worker and I ranked this flavor last.
My favorite of the day! This was a very good mochi and what really helped was that the strawberry was sweet. I think having a good strawberry in your mochi makes a big difference. I’ve tried the fresh strawberry mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen and I actually prefer this one from Made in Hawaii. Yikes, don’t get too mad at me!
If you have a chance, give Made in Hawaii Foods a visit. The mochi is on the pricier side but I think mochi is a delicacy so it’s worth the money, especially if it’s well made. I’m excited to make my mochi tonight, I hope it turns out well! I will share pictures whether good or bad. 🙂