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Where to buy frozen mochi in NYC?

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lcmiles Feb 16, 2010 07:35 AM

I just moved back to the US from Hong Kong a few months ago and am still in search of some of my favorite pantry staples. One that I have not yet been able to find is just blocks of frozen mochi (not the sweet, dessert mochi, just plain mochi to use in soups, grill, etc.) I am willing to go anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens to get it! I have tried a few Asian groceries in Chinatown but haven't found this particular item anywhere yet.

Thanks!

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    Pookipichu Feb 16, 2010 07:58 AM

    Hong Kong Supermarket in Flushing, near there is also very good Cantonese food at Imperial Palace that might make the transition a little easier.

    I've seen plain mochi at Sunrise Mart as well but I haven't shopped there in a while.

    1. thew Feb 16, 2010 08:20 AM

      you can find the chinese equivalents to mochi in supermarkets in chinatown as wella s the supermarket in koreatown

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        StheJ Feb 16, 2010 08:40 AM

        Try the Korean grocery stores on 32nd street between 5th avenue and Broadway.

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          MikeG Feb 16, 2010 07:16 PM

          Try Katagiri and/or the Sunrise Marts. (For some reason the links didn't come through. You can google them for phone numbers, but Katagiri is on E. 59th between 2nd and 3rd Aves., one of the Sunrise Marts is in Soho, the other in the (near) East Village.)

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            pbjluver Feb 16, 2010 07:40 PM

            I could swear I have seen frozen mochi at Whole Foods...in the ice cream section

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