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Mochi, Rice Cakes (1kg)

Japan
Mochi, Rice Cakes (1kg)
Mochi, Rice Cakes (1kg)

Mochi, Rice Cakes (1kg)

Japan
I'm sure that these rice cakes are made on modern manufacturing equipment, but here is how it used to be done: A big quantity of Japanese Rice is cooked and put it into a giant mortar surrounded by a circle of men equipped with enormous wooden mallets. To the beat of traditional drums, the rice is pounded, in sequence, into a smooth paste. The paste is spread out on matts to dry. Before it becomes too hard, it is cut (kiri) into pieces, in this case rectangular: kirimochi.

Mochi may be cooked in a very hot oven or grilled, in which case they brown and puff up, or cooked in a pan, or even in a soup, in which case they don't. Either way, they become soft and gooey inside. Delicious either with savoury (soy, sesame, seaweed...) or sweet (sugar, chestnuts cooked in syrup...) garnishes.
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Part Number:SO1210020SA
$14.00

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