We’ve been meaning to write about these delicacies for a long time. We discovered them over the Christmas holidays and absolutely love them.
So what is mochi cream? Well, as many of you already know, mochi is a Japanese dessert with a rice flour outer layer and usually filled with red bean. While we love the outer layer, none of us are fans of red bean.
Well, mochi cream solves all of our problems. There are about 20-30 different dessert flavors filled with pudding, cream, chocolate, or jellies.
After extensive research (this means that we tried nearly all of the flavors), we narrowed our favorite flavors to two: caramel pudding and raspberry millefeuille. Anya likes the caramel marginally better and Karsen likes the raspberry more.
Unfortunately, these lovely desserts are not available where we live. In fact, we’ve only had them in Los Angeles. Luckily for us, popo and kung kung (from LA) came to visit us in March. They brought us 2 dozen – 1 dozen of each of our favorite flavors.
Here are pictures of the caramel pudding. We’ve taken pictures of the cross-section after biting into them also. IT IS MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!!! The caramel pudding tastes a bit like flan with the lovely texture of mochi rice flour.
The raspberry millefeuille had a very crunchy texture and that is why papa and Karsen like that best. A millefeuille, or Napoleon,is a french puff pastry that is usually crunchy. It means a thousand sheets, but it usually consists of alternating 2 layers with cream or jam.
The two flavors are very different but we like them both. The caramel pudding was smoother and has a melt in your mouth quality. The raspberry millefeuille is like a party in your mouth.
Overall we give these two desserts (5 happy faces out of 5):
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Give it a try – here’s the website (it’s all in Japanese)