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Mar 23, 2014 07:21 PM

Where can I order these strage moshi ball type things?

Hey everyone, for a long time a lot of the food in japan has interested me, and while watching ashens some time ago I cam across this video, where he had some of these strange, jelly like moshi balls I'm guessing? (I will warn you now I have barely any knowledge of japanese food).

They are in this video here.

Anyways, is there a place online or some way I can get them in Canada? They look very interesting and I'd love to have some (though I worry I may love them and will have to always wait to order some if I want some)

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  1. Looks like Strawberry Mochi (The Japanese says "ichigo-mochi)

    Maybe that could help you narrow it down - perhaps ordering online would be an option.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: Tokyoite

      And the green one says melon mochi. I don't know the brand but given that the other thing there is Calorie Mate, we're probably talking very lowbrow...

      You should be able to get these at your local Japanese grocery/supermarket.

    2. I can buy them in my grocery store here in Canada where I live, Fairways, not sure if you have that one where you are. Im guessing a Japanese grocer or well stocked sushi place as well. Large Asian owned stores will usually have a good Japanese section.

      1. Thankfully, where I live, I purchase them fresh from a market in my area.
        Do you have a Trader Joe's where you live?
        They carry the most common brand 'Mikawaya', made in the US.
        They come in different flavors and they're quite good.
        Good luckā€¦.

        1. That particular brand is cheapie one from Taiwan. They try to imitate Japanese packaging. There are quite a few Taiwanese products and brands like this. You can find them at Chinese and Korean markets, which might be more prevalent in most areas than Japanese markets... There's one Taiwanese brand that does a decent sesame mochi ball. But for fruit ones, feshly made (from a Japanese confectioner) are obviously better.

          1. you should probably post to the Canadian board for wherever you live. The posters there would have the best ideas for where you could get them. They are no uncommon, and even Japanese culture centres will sell them as fundraisers sometimes.