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:
Vietnamese bakeries make Banh Da Lon in many shapes and colors
And looks cool as jelly!
(Hamster enjoying mochi by knittingskwelgurl)