Sunday, February 11, 2024


 I was invited by my Japanese friend to tea and mochis at a local Japanese pastry shop run by a Japanese friend of hers.

I was first introduced to mochi by my US grandchildren, who love them....and now so do I.

On the photo you see that we shared two mochis:  a lemon-cream cheese one and a pistachio one.  Absolutely scrumptious. I had a case of the guilties because I am supposed to watch my sugar intake, but apparently their sweetness comes from pounded sweet rice flour.  See THIS:

And even better news.....I found this as well:  Mochi is a versatile and healthy sack. It is one of the few carbohydrate sources that is packed with protein and IS FREE FROM CHOLESTEROL.


 Edit: pastis is a licorice-flavored alcoholic drinksimilar to Greek ouzo. My favorite drink as it is for many people in this area. No more ...