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Things to cover my mochi with?

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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?

  1. mrsmegawatt 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.

    1. JungMann Nov 1, 2012 07:12 AM

      Toasted rice flour
      Sanding sugar
      Toasted coconut milk

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        emily Nov 1, 2012 12:50 PM

        What is toasted coconut milk?

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          JungMann 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.
          http://blog.junbelen.com/2011/03/08/h...

      2. chowser 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 Nov 1, 2012 10:22 AM

          Nutella and peanut butter =D!

          1. re: AngelSanctuary
            chowser 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. lilybloomer Oct 31, 2012 10:19 PM

          sriracha sauce and shittake mushrooms

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            ipsedixit Nov 1, 2012 07:47 AM

            ?

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            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 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 Nov 1, 2012 10:23 AM

                Oooh nice tip about the microwave!

            2. ipsedixit Oct 31, 2012 09:05 PM

              Nori flakes

              Crushed candied peanuts

              Crushed wasabi peas

              1. todao Oct 31, 2012 06:10 PM

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

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