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ISO FRESH Mochi Ice Cream...

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Westfalen Nov 21, 2007 08:19 AM

Hi all,

I'm sure many of you have see Mochi's and Mochi Ice Cream treats around in some supermarkets in Toronto (like the T&T). However, I am wondering if any shops/restaurants in Toronto made their own mochi ice cream FRESH?

THANKS!!

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  1. lilith RE: Westfalen Nov 21, 2007 03:07 PM

    Are you referring to Yukimi Daifuku, ice cream wrapped in gyuhi?
    (http://www.lotte.co.jp/products/catal...
    )Mochi and ice cream wouldn't go together well, because mochi is eaten hot. If you chill mochi, it will harden and become inedible.

    If you mean Yukimi Daifuku, I don't think you will find a restaurant that serves it.
    It's junk food and I think restaurants would not consider them a valid dessert (like you won't get Freezies as a dessert) , and secondly wagashi, or Japanese sweets, are usually offered separately as a teatime snack and does not make part of a meal, or, should I say, most Japanese style meals do not have the concept of serving desserts to begin with (with a few exceptions of course, e.g. kaiseki).
    In Japan, if you want to buy/eat wagashi (non-supermarket quality) you would go to a wagashi store (Japanese version of a Western patisserie) or a kanmi-dokoro ("sweets shop" that serves tea and wagashi).

    If you want fresh stuff made, you can always make your own. Not hard at all:)

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      Yum2MyTum RE: lilith Nov 23, 2007 12:45 PM

      I feel like Westfalen was referring to Taiwanese Mochi desserts... I'm not sure if there is a difference between Japanese and Taiwanese Mochi but I know I've had frozen mochi + ice cream desserts that were far from inedible.

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      mobirose RE: Westfalen Nov 23, 2007 01:37 PM

      My friend was raving about something like this that she's been eating in California. Now I'll have to keep my eye out at T&T! Unfortunately I haven't been to any restaurants that serve them.

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