I'm often asked, "what do you cook?" or "what do you eat?" My Japanese friends are curious about what a foreigner might eat, and my NZ/Australian friends know I'm a bit of a foodie and wonder what I'm cooking up in Japan.
So here it is: a strange mix of Japanese and Kiwi cuisine seasoned with a little of my own creativity...
Monday, May 2, 2011
MOCHI DANGO in SPRING COLORS
In spring you can buy three-color mochi dango. Apparently they are a traditional food for O-Hanami (cherry blossom viewing parties.) The white ones are plain, and the green ones are colored with a herb named mugwort in English. It doesn't have any flavor that I can detect. It would be nice to think the pink ones were flavored with cherry blossom petals, but I couldn't taste it if they were. But they are good - soft and chewy and not too sweet. And they look pretty in spring colors. I love mochi.