This is a very common way to eat mochi. It is also called kinako (soy powder) mochi. This may be an unusual taste for the Western palate, but I’m confident its muted sweetness and unique texture will win you over.
Yield: 5 mochi
Time: 5 minutes
- 5 mochi
- 2 tbsp kinako
- 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Submerge mochi in a bowl of water and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (or until mochi gets soft)
- Mix kinako, sugar, and salt in a bowl
- Dredge mochi in mixture, one by one, covering thoroughly
- Serve and enjoy!