Adventures in Eating & Cooking
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.