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もち(mochi )????

Postby xenocide7 » Mon 04.24.2006 6:06 pm

hi guys the other day my friend brought some mochi ... well thats how it sounds anyway

it looked like a powdered sugar mini donut with no hole

it was really good, my teacher yoko told me, that the inside (which was mushy) was beans and the outside that reminded me of a gummy bear was stickey rice.

i really liked it , it was like a berry flavored gummy .............. filled donut with no hole (sorry but its hard to explain)

i would really appreshiate it if someone can show me the correct hiragana or kanji and even post a picture of it .

thanks for your help , with this info i am hopeing to order it at my local oriental food store :)
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RE: もち(mochi )????

Postby AJBryant » Mon 04.24.2006 7:21 pm

Google is your friend. Be nice to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochi


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Postby Shibakoen » Mon 04.24.2006 7:55 pm

It's a "rice cake." Not the puffed "rice cake" thing you get in the States, though. It's pounded rice. Good stuff.

I would agree with Papa Tony, though, that a Google search would turn up some good answers, probably more detailed than any one person could give (its association with certain holidays, how to make it, what recipes to use it in, etc). It's just that I don't trust wikipedia. Not that I think it would give bad advice about mochi, I've just seen some sketchy responces on there so I don't trust it much.
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Postby xenocide7 » Mon 04.24.2006 8:08 pm

thx guys maby the reason i dident find it in google is becaust i typed it in in japanese
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Postby coco » Mon 04.24.2006 8:20 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Google is your friend. Be nice to it.

also "about com" ;)
[url=http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesedessertsweet/r/anko.htm]
Sweet mashed beans[/url] is inside?
It is called あんこ or あん (餡).
we have 2 types of あんこ, つぶ あん and こし あん.
こしあんis more Paste type than つぶあん.
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from
http://www.economicexpert.com/a/Japanese:cuisine.htm

Bean jam
Japanese cuisine The English phrase for an a sweet bean paste used in Japanese cuisine. There are different varieties of an koshian which is homogenous and smooth tsubuan which has some (sweet) whole beans still in it.

ジャムだって。:D
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Postby kanadajin » Mon 04.24.2006 9:33 pm

AJBryant
Google is your friend. Be nice to it.


LOL..

Okay how exactly does beans and stickey rice taste like a berry flavored gummy?
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Postby SuzuQ » Mon 04.24.2006 10:34 pm

I love mochi/もち/餅! :D
It's also called Daifuku/だいふく/大福 or Daifuku mochi.

The sweet filling made of beans is, as coco-san said, called Anko.
If you like Anko, try Dorayaki too! It's other traditional japanese sweets which has Anko between very sweet pancake.

Ooooh, talking about food makes me hungry!;)
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Postby TrilinguisT » Mon 04.24.2006 11:03 pm

really? its a round powdered icecream ball thing..its hella good!
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Postby xenocide7 » Mon 04.24.2006 11:05 pm

kanadajin wrote:

Okay how exactly does beans and stickey rice taste like a berry flavored gummy?


Try one and youlll see

heres what mine looked like
the outside looked like this

http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_ki ... -thumb.jpg

and the inside KIND OF looked like this but the "shell " was made of the green stuff and only the beans were inside and yes it had the powdery white stuff on the outside

http://www2.osk.3web.ne.jp/~sasaya/syas ... -mochi.jpg


Thanks for helping me guys ! (or girls considering im in politically correct america ;)
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Postby Machina Maw » Mon 04.24.2006 11:57 pm

Mochi is very sticky and somewhat tricky to eat. Every year after the new year, it is reported in the media how many people die from choking on mochi. :o
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Postby jinksys » Tue 04.25.2006 1:36 am

Did someone actually suggest about.com?
Hello? Internets?
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Postby hiraikotsu » Tue 04.25.2006 2:09 am

actually mochi comes in many different flavors.. the ones we get from taiwan include lemon, pineapple, blueberry, green apple, coffee, etc.. flavored mochi.. the nicest ones are still the originals: red bean or green tea flavored ones. they're about the size of ping pong balls and coated with flour so they don't stick together. The chinese call it muah chi. it's mainly the same sticky substance, but steamed in a huge slab, cut into bits and coated with finely chopped peanuts and sugar.
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Postby AJBryant » Tue 04.25.2006 3:35 am

I'd just like to say that I'm a BIG daifuku junkie.

Damn it all, there was a wagashi shop about halfway between my home station and my apartment in Kameari, and... well.... I made liberal use of it. I wouldn't have believed there were that many different things to do with mochi and anko.

Dang, I just forgot... which one is the one wrapped in a shiso leaf? Mmmm. (How many people eat the leaf, I wonder....)

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Postby coco » Tue 04.25.2006 4:53 am

Sakura mochi recipe is here.
http://www.komeko.net/recipe/recipe_2.html
That is wrapped by Sakura leaf.

This site has an article also sound file that explain how to make Kashiwa-moch spoken in Japanese.
http://www.sukoyakanet.or.jp/recipe-db/recipe?ID=412
we have a habbit to eat kashiwa mochi at 5th May.(子供の日) 
kashiwa mochi is wrapped by 柏(Oak?) leaf. Smells good.

トニーさん。こりゃまた恐れ入りました。大福に目がないとは。
甘辛両党ですね。左党といえば、酒飲みのこと。お猪口を左手で使うから。;)

SuzuQさん。大福大当たりのようですね。素晴らしい。^^
香川の一部では、中に餡の入った餅で、雑煮を作るんですよ。
地域の食材もまた、おもしろいものですね^^
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Postby AJBryant » Tue 04.25.2006 1:01 pm

kashiwa mochi is wrapped by 柏(Oak?) leaf. Smells good.


Dang, THAT'S THE ONE! I loved those, and sakura mochi. MmmmMmmMmMMmmmmMMMM. :)

大福に目がないとは。


ゲッ!! :o :D

甘辛両党ですね。左党といえば、酒飲みのこと。お猪口を左手で使うから


I'm just reminded of the English term "two-fisted drinker" -- someone who has a drink in BOTH hands... ;)

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