Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Very Yummy Mochi

Aside from chugging tons of yummy Ten Ren bubble tea, I’ve also turned my eye to some of the adorable treats at Yi Mei Fung bakery in Flushing.

Red Bean Mochi

Having tried their Black Sesame Mochi and Strawberry Mochi before (around 2 years ago), I remembered them to be quite exceptional (but also quite expensive). For $3, I purchased and devoured a Red Bean Mochi, ironically colored green.

The mochi had the beautiful balance I remembered. It was very soft and smooth, with a light chewiness. Thinner and softer than most mochi, the skin was easier on the jaw muscles yet still glutinous and sweet. The red bean/cream-cake filling was less impressive than the black sesame one, but got the job done. I would have preferred if the mochi was completely stuffed with red bean since that would taste more Asian. Nonetheless, it was a yummy little treat after 2 months of Asian bakery deprivation!

And with Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Day) around the corner, Yi Mei Fung is also advertising its mooncakes! The flavors seem very appealing with fillings like green tea, pineapple, chestnut, and black sesame. They’re a little small for $2 apiece, but I might give them a shot the next visit.

5 comments on “Very Yummy Mochi

  1. Priyanka
    August 31, 2010

    Amazing as always 🙂 lol i have so much fun keeping up with your blog…. the inner foodie in me loces it


  2. Priyanka
    August 31, 2010

    meant i love it 😉


  3. bubblepeachtea
    August 31, 2010

    Aww thanks suitey!! ❤ I always knew you had an inner foodie & movie-er and SHOPPER, all of which I can't wait to do with you again


  4. Nicholas
    August 31, 2010

    Is it just green because of food coloring, or is there matcha flavor in the mochi? That’s a pretty common flavor pairing…


    • bubblepeachtea
      August 31, 2010

      It’s most definitely not matcha-flavored or I would have tasted it in the mochi… Plus it’s like BRIGHT GREEN, unlike the cool dark olivey green of matcha.


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