I had never heard of "mochi" before my foodie friend at work brought in a box of it that she had received as a gift. She wanted to share and being the adventurous person that I am, I eagerly accepted. Mochi is a small dessert cake made from glutinous rice that has been pounded into a paste and shaped into a cake form and then stuffed with some other ingredient. The box she had was a variety box with a few different flavors. I think this one was filled with red bean paste. It had the texture of a marshmallow; but, not quite so sweet. I liked it!
Have you ever had mochi?