Warabimochi is a Japanese sweet made from starch, water and sugar. Its name originated from using starch flour from the roots of bracken. During the Heian period, there was a legend that Emperor Daigo bestowed his favorite warabimochi the rank of Dayu, hence warabimochi is also called Oka dayu.
Can you eat raw mochi?
Once smooth and stretchy, you can eat the mochi immediately. Mochi can be made into small bite-sized pieces and eaten in many ways. Freshly-made mochi will become hard over time, so to preserve it, the mochi is wrapped in Japanese paper and then freeze-dried to keep for up to a year.
What is traditionally in mochi?
Mochi (Japanese: 餅, もち) is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.
What Flavour is pink mochi?
Usually served at Cherry Blossom festivals, sakura mochi is pink, just like cherry blossoms, and filled with anko, or red bean paste. Wrapped in a pickled sakura leaf, the handheld delight is a sweet-salty-bitter combination.