Candy: A Visual Document of an Overwhelming Collection/ Compulsion
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Minamoto Kitchoan, New York: Chocolate Mochi
Wow. Mochi is not ordinarily my favorite treat- too chewy in texture and lacking in flavor. However, my Mom recently brought a beautiful box of chocolate mochi from Minamoto Kitchen, a "Wagashi" shop offering fine Japanese sweets intended for pairing with tea, and my mind was blown. This mochi, calledSyocoramochi has a for more delicate and light texture than any I've tasted before, and a chocolate cream burst from the center constitutes a perfect surprise- rich and flavorful. The mochi ball is rolled in a rich dusting of chocolate that adds a subtle bitter note to offset all of the sweet. I loved these. Thanks, Mom!