Sunday, October 12, 2008

Food love

Ajumma's coworker recently from a trip to Asia. He thoughtfully brought mochi from Japan as a gift to the office. We gathered around the ricecakes filled with black sesame seeds, red bean and lotus paste. Someone said with honesty, "It's different. It's a taste we're not really accustomed to," while I fought the urge not to tip the whole tray into my mouth.

Inspired by the beauty of mochi, here are some my other favorite colorful Asian foods:

Korean Mu, how I miss holding you at the grocery store

Purple sticky rice

Vietnamese bakeries make Banh Da Lon in many shapes and colors

Dragon fruit is bee-yoot-tiful

And looks cool as jelly!

(Hamster enjoying mochi by knittingskwelgurl)