ISO mochi ice cream other than Mikawaya
It seems nearly impossible to find any other mochi than mikawaya at supermarket or restaurants. I love mochi and I LOVE ice cream so naturally love mochi ice cream but is it possible that you can't put the 2 together without compromise? I'd hate to think that these maybe its not possible to have great mochi and great ice cream together.
With mikawaya's mochi ice cream, I think the ice cream is kinda artifical tasting and just not very good ice cream. And the mochi just isn't as tender and well textured as non-ice cream mochi.
Is this a lost cause?
I know that they sell mochi in the freezer at J&Y on 8th avenue between 55th and 56th streets. Maybe they have the kind you are looking for.
They have very good mochi ice cream at the Sunrise Mart on Stuyvesant Street, a great Asian market in general..
I've had some really nasty mochi but I've also had a great one. I got them at Central Market in Dallas. They are called "Bubbies" and are soooo yummy. I've had mango and chocolate/coconut. Mango is my favorite. The ice cream is very rich and creamy and the pastry is soft. Other mochi I've had have a grainy texture and the pastry is dry and chewy. Look for the Bubbies!
I like the one by lotte. They come in packs of two and can be found next to the other brands of mochi icecream at Jasmart and Sunrise mart. The ice-cream is a lot creamier. It's quite a bit more expensive however, but I like to splurge on it rather than eating inferior icecream.
Do not buy the mini-sized ones.. the proportion of mochi to icecream isn't quite right, resulting in overchewiness.
I have gotten mochi ice cream at Trader Joes. They come in green tea, strawberry, chocolate and mango. I like the green tea ones, have not tried the others.