March 3, 2009

Hishi mochi

hishi mochi
Hishi mochi is a lozenge mochi (rice cake) which is prepare for girl 's day.
March 3rd is girl's day in Japan.
We call it "hina matsuri".
It is an event to celebrate in hope of the growth of girl in healthy.
Hishi mochi is formed three layers.
The third layer( green ) is kusa-mochi which is a rice cake flavored with mugwort.
Those three colours, pink, white and green , are compared to peach blossom, remaining snow and young grass( fresh leaf) each.


Para i familiaku said...

WOW, did you make the mochi? I have always wanted to "make" mochi. I have searched for some mochi recipes, most of them are Hawaiian and they use Mochiko flour and jello for flavoring, but I have not been brave enough to make one. Is it easy to make? I really love and enjoy eating mochi!!!

I have also been frequenting this Japanese restaurant almost everyday, and I eat wakame salad everyday. Everytime I think of it, I think of your blog!! YUMMY!

nobu said...

Hello Para i familiaku.
Sorry, I just buy it.

I like wakame too.

Bridgett said...

Wow, that is almost too perfect to eat!

Ayie said...

This mochi is very meaningful.

Mirage said...

Id love to receive that! But a teddy bear would also be nice :D Have a nice week!

BTw, I've moved, kindly update your link to thanks!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I LOVE mochi. have you tried the korean varieties?

nobu said...

I have not had corian mochi, but I'd like to have it.

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