Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mochi Sweets

We've never been major fans of mochi, but the delicate rice cakes at this new kiosk in Pavilion's Tokyo Street bowled us over. Could this be KL's best mochi?

Try all 12 flavors, for glutinous goodness' sake: sakura, black chocolate, cream chocolate, yam, red bean, caramel macchiato, chestnut cream, green tea, peach cream, mango yogurt, strawberry & blueberry cream. Ingredients are flown in from Japan.

Eaten chilled for a refreshing dessert that features lovely flavors laced with a subtle sweetness. The skin is like a petal-soft coat, swaddling a gooey paste that could be a compromise between caramel & ice cream. Impatience prevented us from letting these thaw a little longer.

Will mochi be this year's macarons? Probably not, but the ones here are certainly worth the calories. An elegantly packaged gift set comprising the complete dozen costs RM44.50.

Mochi Sweets,
Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. Hmm, seem to be a fair price that worthy to try. Only had Shu Shin Bou's mochi before.

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  2. tempting mmmmmm...........

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  3. Been wanting to try this...this confirms d try :D

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  4. Fui: ahh, I've never tried that brand before, but I really believe the ones here might be as good as it gets in KL =)
    June: oh yeah, I can feel mochi mania overpowering me already :D
    Ulric: yep, I was surprised by much I enjoyed the mochi here. Maybe you could try sampling one or two of the most interesting flavors first, and then come back for more if you like 'em! Especially since your office is nearby, heheh

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  5. I will attack d sakura, black choco, chesnut cream, mango yogurt flavours first...but it's very puzzling tat black sesame is missing...hehe

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  6. Ulric: hey, u're right ... I didn't notice the absence of black sesame. Your choices are excellent (though maybe I'd replace mango with peach cream). I'd love to see a wasabi mochi someday :D

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  7. Yeah...we need black sesame n wasabi or maybe lavender n yuzu :)

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  8. Ulric: all the flavors for Japanese ice creams at coco.tei, etc! Ooo, and sea salt flavor too. Maybe even some savory flavors, like salted egg yolk mochi =)

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  9. Ooo...salted egg yolk with melted butter...d ultimate flavour 4 mochi...*drools* :D

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  10. Hmmm, I just realized it mention don't frozen again once it thawed, but taking it back to home take me more than 20minutes >.<

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  11. Man, i love mochi! I prefer the korean ones though. :) Cos they have jujubes!

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  12. I love mochi! This is pretty pricey though.

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  13. ulric: very tempting! but where to find leh. we can only dream (for now)! :D
    fui: ya, but i think the mochi will last longer if you buy them in the big sealed box. ours were still very cold after nearly one hour =)

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  14. michelle: wah, i've never had those before! hopefully they'll be available in KL eventually :D
    baby sumo: oooh, i guess they charge higher prices to indicate that these are premium mochi. but ya, these seem as expensive as macarons =)

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  15. For glutinous goodness' sake? Are these alliterative mochis, mayhaps? :P

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  16. lfb: singing their praises sounds so much more melodious in alliteration. they're magnificent mochis! mouthwatering mochis! miraculous mochis, even! :D

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  17. wah this is really a luxurious treat!

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  18. eiling: yeps, not as sweet as macarons but probably more filling! :D

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  19. lfb: now what could that &^% stand for, i wonder :D

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  20. Off-topic.
    This site is ripping off your excellent articles D:

    http://food.bonology.com/2011/07/mochi-sweets.html

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  21. gripfx: thanks! unfortunately they seem to be doing the same to a lot of other bloggers...

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  22. mochi sweets be available in sunway and the gardens soon ! stay tuned

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  23. ashley: yay, more places! :D

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