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Things to cover my mochi with?

AngelSanctuary Oct 31, 2012 11:33 AM

It's more of a chinese version of mochi called 糯米糍 (lor mai chi) and traditionally it's covered in coconut flakes but I was thinking of more unique things to cover it with. I was originally going to use toasted sesame seeds but found it to be too overpowering so I was hoping to look for some ideas?

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  1. todao RE: AngelSanctuary Oct 31, 2012 06:10 PM

    A mixture of cheddar cheese and honey or goat cheese and honey.

    1. ipsedixit RE: AngelSanctuary Oct 31, 2012 09:05 PM

      Nori flakes

      Crushed candied peanuts

      Crushed wasabi peas

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        AngelSanctuary RE: AngelSanctuary Oct 31, 2012 10:11 PM

        Can't seem to edit my post but I have a follow up question: how do I store them and how long will they be good for?

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          ipsedixit RE: AngelSanctuary Nov 1, 2012 07:48 AM

          Put them on a cardboard or paper plate, cove in saran wrap, then put the entire thing in a tupperware container. In the fridge, they will last at least 3-4 days without drying up, or become hard.

          If, after 3-4 days, they do become dry or brittle, wrap the mochi, individually, in a slightly damp paper towel, and microwave at low heat for about 20-30 seconds to loosen them up.

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            AngelSanctuary RE: ipsedixit Nov 1, 2012 10:23 AM

            Oooh nice tip about the microwave!

        2. lilybloomer RE: AngelSanctuary Oct 31, 2012 10:19 PM

          sriracha sauce and shittake mushrooms

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            ipsedixit RE: lilybloomer Nov 1, 2012 07:47 AM


          2. chowser RE: AngelSanctuary Nov 1, 2012 05:39 AM

            What did you fill it with?

            Cover in an airtight container but don't let them touch. You can put them in cupcake liners. We've had them last a few days but never more than that, only because they're eaten.

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              AngelSanctuary RE: chowser Nov 1, 2012 10:22 AM

              Nutella and peanut butter =D!

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                chowser RE: AngelSanctuary Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM

                Ooh, yum. Then maybe candied salted nuts, finely chopped, or even just finely chopped peanuts w/ sugar (it's a Taiwanese thing).
                Cayenne and cocoa
                Shaved chocolate
                Chopped Cocoa krispies or frosted flakes

            2. JungMann RE: AngelSanctuary Nov 1, 2012 07:12 AM

              Toasted rice flour
              Sanding sugar
              Toasted coconut milk

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                emily RE: JungMann Nov 1, 2012 12:50 PM

                What is toasted coconut milk?

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                  JungMann RE: emily Nov 1, 2012 02:47 PM

                  It is the caramelized milk solids leftover from boiling coconut milk until it separates into coconut oil and the residual solids.

              2. mrsmegawatt RE: AngelSanctuary Nov 1, 2012 03:59 PM

                I am not familiar with the Chinese version because we grew up on Japanese mochi. I don't know if it differs much but Japanese mochi can get very hard quickly. My grandmother used to throw it in sukiyaki. I put mine in Donburi and sometimes, I grill it on a piece of foil with home made teriyaki sauce. I find that it tends to take on the flavor of whatever you're cooking it in. And of course, I pop it into the microwave till it's all soft and then roll it in a mixture of Kinako and sugar. Kinako is soy bean flour.

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