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brown sugar mochi

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Anyone know where to find brown sugar mochi in the San Jose area? I didn't see it at Mitsuwa. Better yet, anyone willing to share a recipe for it? It is my new favorite thing since my mother-in-law brought it back from Taiwan last week.

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Mitsuwa
675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

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  1. Did you try Shuei-Do Manju Shop on Jackson Street in San Jose?

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    Shuei-Do Manju Shop
    217 Jackson St, San Jose, CA

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    1. re: mhuang

      No, but thanks for the advice! I'll check there. I'm in Mtn View/Palo Alto, so not as familiar with San Jose.

      1. re: story

        Shuei-Do doesn't have it.

        Since Mitsuwa and Shuei Do are "Japanese", I think you will have to find a Taiwanese bakery/grocery store.

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        Mitsuwa
        675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

        1. re: Alan408

          My mother-in-law bought them in Taiwan at a Japanese market and said this was a Japanese confection. She may also just assume that it's Japanese and not really know if there are Taiwan roots. Any knowledge of Taiwanese markets in Palo Alto or San Jose? 99 Ranch isn't purely Taiwanese and I know they don't have it.

    2. Also tried Nijiya in Mtn View and San Jose with no luck.