2012/03/23

Sakuramochi

Again, this is another Sakura story.

Sakura is pleasing to the eye, and one’s heart and the palate.

The seasonal wagashi (Japanese sweets), called “Sakuramochi”, are seen in this season.
It consists of a sweet pink mochi (rice cake) and red bean paste, covered with a leaf of sakura (cherry blossom). The style and shape of sakuramochi differs from the region to region.


Japanese traditional sweets are considered to be good with Matcha, but it doesn’t have to be with it. To be honest, I like to have sakuramochi with Wakocha (Japanese black tea) especially made of Yabukita variety, which is the most popular variety to make Japanese green tea.

We have to wait another a week or two to enjoy real Sakura flower, but I have been already in spring mood.