Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:33 AM
How should I serve it? I was thinking of kinako (rice powder?) if I can find it. Barley malt. Red beans. Fresh fruit.
Besides that I was considering condensed milk. Is all condensed milk the same?
I once had eight (seven? nine?) treasure rice at a Chinese restaurant, seemingly filled with all sorts of fruits, beans and jellies. I've had ice kacang (Malaysian dessert) which had a slightly different assortment of little sweet mystery objects mixed with ice and condensed milk. I think Koreans have a similar dessert. I had a dessert-slash-beverage at a Vietnamese restaurant which had all sorts of unfamiliar things floating in it.
Intuitively, these items seem related to my mochi but I'm way out of my area of expertise here. I could be catastrophically mistaken.
Anyway, what do you think that I should put on top of my mochi? Uniquely Hawaiian ideas are appreciated as are ideas from Japan and beyond.
Posted 20 July 2007 - 01:39 PM
I've never had them served with anything except a cup of green tea. (The ordinary kind--not tea ceremony tea.)
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