Posts Tagged ‘mochi’

This is a tasty way to use up any mochi you have leftover from New Years. I stock up on brown rice mochi blocks on the rare occasions it is offered through my food co-op, and I usually have some kind of cheese and sandwich ham in the fridge. Ingredients (1 serving) 1 block of […]


As is often the case, what started out as a clean-out-the-fridge day resulted in one of the tastiest suppers I’ve made in a long time. I had some fresh pork, sliced very very thin. Two packs of eringhi mushrooms. And just a bit of mixed greens and a few leftover carrot sticks. I immediately thought […]


Here’s a wagashi (traditional Japanese confection) recipe that is more in the style of Chinese Dim Sum. I tweaked a recipe I found in Haruko Kanezuka’s book Wa no Oyatsu (Japanese snacks). It is not overly sweet, as so many Western desserts tend to be, but that’s only one of the reasons I like it […]


One of the few food-related traditions that I inherited from my childhood home is “o-zoni,” or Japanese New Years Soup. The “o” is an honorific, so from here on I’ll refer to it as zoni. Zoni is a soup containing mochi rice cakes, and for the first 30 years of my life it never occurred […]