My new favorite snack. Mochi! Not the mochi covered ice cream that many of us know and love. It is purely slice and bake pounded sweet rice yumminess. I found it in the case next to the tofu at Whole Foods. They come out of the oven puffed and crisped on the outside and chewy on the inside, and yes a little funny looking.
My mom is visiting, for a snack we popped some in the oven and afterward I poured a little melted butter on top and as always a little sea salt. I said “it tastes like bread, right?” she looked at me with a very serious face, then said “better”.
I am hooked and so happy. I held back and didn’t buy every flavor in the store. Oh my they have chocolate slice and bake mochi at Fairway Market! I decided I have to finish the cinnamon raisin first before I have the chocolate, so I must to get to work on eating some mochi!