Making Mochi at New Year

It’s traditional in Japan to make mochi for New Year. I want to share this very short video with you. It’s my family making anko mochi. We use a special kind of rice called mochigome, which translates as mochi-rice. The anko is made from sweet red bean paste. You put it in the center of the mochi and roll it all into a ball.

The anko mochi are delicious. But take care not to eat too many. You might get stomach ache like me 🀣

Thank you for reading. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2022!

-Wakizashi, *enjoying a wee dram of Scotch whiskey from Islay*

14 thoughts on “Making Mochi at New Year

  1. That absolutely has to be the coolest New Years tradition! I love it. Thanks much for sharing. I just love mochi and don’t get them nearly often enough, and not nearly as fresh as these. Probably the freshest are when I can get over to a Shila Bakery, which is a chain of great Korean bakeries. Not sure how different their fresh mochi might be from Japanese mochi, but they’re much better than any of the packaged ones I’ve bought. They’re similar in size to yours, whereas the packaged ones are usually smaller. Our local Wegman’s grocery store also sells frozen ice cream mochi that are pretty good. Very difficult not to eat too many. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!!!

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    • Happy New Year from Japan! It’s 07:40 on Saturday the 1st as I type this. πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried the Korean version of mochi yet. I’m sure they are delicious! We had some amazing sashimi last night for dinner, too. I’m feeling very lucky at the moment. πŸ™I hope you have a great New Year Todd. Thanks for commenting! πŸ‘ΊπŸ‘

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