2013/05/23

Warabimochi with Hojicha aroma

One of my favorite Japanese sweets is warabimochi, traditional ordinary sweets made from bracken starch. It is like a jelly, but has smoother and a firmer texture, often served with kinako (soybean powder). Usually, the sweets is prepared to be taken away.
 
Luckily, I had one fresh from “the pan” at a wagashi shop called isshin the other day. Yummy! Their warabimochi has a more silky texture than the one I usually have. Can you see a cute heart-shaped brown stuff in the picture?. That’s kinako mixed with hojicha powder, which gives the appetizing aroma of roasted tea!  It pleased both my palate and eyes.
 
warabimochi  by T