Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Japanese Love: Green Tea Mochi

I have pretty much established in my previous blog entries years back that I just love anything Japanese. I fell in love with the Japanese culture during the Akazukin Chacha days and I’ve been hooked ever since. From Card Captor Sakura to Rurouni Kenshin, Slam Dunk to Grave of the Fireflies, and even The Ring, I just can’t get it out of my system. I then fell in love with its cuisine—tempura, sushi, sashimi, teppan, ramen, okonomiyaki, mochi and a lot more! I still remember the first time I had a bite of real Japanese mochi. It was heaven and there was no turning back. I need more of that. I have to go back… even if it’s just Narita Airport.
Back when planking was the coolest thing to do. (2011)
I’m lucky that I know a handful of people who travel a lot. I then get to satisfy my craving for food that I could not get here in Manila. Last month, I had an intense craving for beef jerky and ended up bugging 6 people to buy me packs of the yummy Bee Cheng Hiang beef jerky.
Earlier this month, I had an intense craving for Japanese mochi. But every time I buy locally, I end up being disappointed as I have not found any that comes close to the one I bought from Narita. So when my boss mentioned that she’ll visit Japan, it gave me hope.

And she bought me this…
Okay, I have a confession. I’m not fond of green tea flavored food. I love green tea as tea and nothing else. I don’t like green tea cake, green tea chocolates, or green tea toothpaste! But this one is L-O-V-E.
The taste was pretty strong but it was so delectable I just can’t stop eating!
The soft mochi with the matcha powder and the loveable filling… I found Japan inside my mouth.
I’m planning to visit Japan in 2016 and I can’t wait to buy a lot of this (among other Japanese snacks).


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