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brown sugar mochi

story Apr 19, 2011 04:34 PM

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.

675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

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    mhuang RE: story Apr 20, 2011 10:00 AM

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

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

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      story RE: mhuang Apr 20, 2011 11:22 AM

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

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        Alan408 RE: story Apr 21, 2011 09:57 AM

        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.

        675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA

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          story RE: Alan408 Apr 21, 2011 10:06 AM

          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.

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      story RE: story Apr 21, 2011 01:43 PM

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

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