Introducing 5 popular ways to eat mochi(rice cake) at home


My children love rice cakes.
That’s why I usually eat mochi(rice cake), not just for New Year.
This time, we will introduce the knowledge about mochi and how to eat “sugar soy sauce, soybean flour, red bean paste, grated radish, Ozoni” which is popular at home.

Related article :How to spend the Japanese New Year

What is mochi?


Mochi is made by cooking glutinous rice and kneading it.
The history is old, as you can see from the Nara period books about 1300 years ago. And, from ancient times, it has been said that it is a mysterious food as a special existence where God dwells.

Efficacy of mochi


Mochi contains a lot of sugar. The carbohydrate content of “rice” is 37.1g out of 100g, while the amount of mochi is 50.3g.
Some athletes, such as marathon runners and triathlons, eat mochi before the game in competitions that require endurance. This is because a small amount can provide a lot of nutrition. However, it is important to note that it is delicious and you just end up eating too much.

How to cook mochi


Bake in the oven until the mochi swells.
Alternatively, boil in boiling water until soft.

The 5 best ways to eat mochi, which is popular at MY home

Best 1 Isobe-yaki (Soy sauce mochi)


1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar

Mix soy sauce and sugar,
Tangle in mochi.
Wrap seaweed and eat.

2nd place Kinako mochi (soybean flour)


2 tbsp. soybean flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/3 tsp. salt

Mix everything,
Put the baked mochi in hot water to soften it,


3rd place  Azuki mochi(red beans paste)


Related article :Efficacy of red beans and how to make them (typical Japanese sweets)

Azuki (red bean paste)

Put the baked mochi in hot water to soften it,

4th place Ozoni (new year dish)


Put mochi in “Suiji” and eat
How to make the soup “Suiji” using the most soup stock

Related article:How to make Japanese soup stock(Bonito and kelp stock)

First dashi soup 600ml
3 g salt
1 tbsp. Sake
1 tsp. Soy sauce

Boil the soup stock over low heat so that it does not boil.
Add salt, sake and soy sauce.
Boil carrots, radishes, spinach and chicken

5th place Mizore mochi (grated radish)


1 tbsp. soy sauce

Grated radish, soy sauce and sprinkled on mochi

January 11th is the day of “Kagami-biraki” to eat Kagami-mochi in preparation for the New Year.

It is said that you can spend a healthy and happy year by eating the Kagami Mochi that was displayed on New Year’s Day.
We all ate mochi on this day.






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This blog was created with the concept of having many people enjoy Japanese cuisine overseas. Here are some simple Japanese recipes. In addition to that, I would like to tell everyone that Japanese ingredients are available overseas. And I want to spread the fun of Japanese culture to the world.


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