|Mochiko Ice Cream Filled Mochi|
Php70 each, Php400 for 6 pieces
Among the most unique and sought after desserts in Soderno @ Molito is ice cream filled mochi by Mochiko. Mochi ice cream traces its roots to Japan where the word "mochiko" refers to rice flour. The Japanese mochi is enjoyed on its own or with sweet fillings. This is similar to the Philippines' kakanin called the "buchi" or the Chinese delicacy of the same moniker. While of different variations, all versions share the same basic structure, which is basically a rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochi).
The Philippine buchi is round stuffed with sweet red been paste, and deepfried until golden brown. The chinese buchi is more spherical, stuffed with sweet either white or red been paste, rolled in sesame seeds then deepfried. Obviously, mochi ice cream is the exact opposite of fried, being frozen to the core. Mochiko's mochi ice cream is available in different flavors-- green tea, azuki (red bean), black sesame, caramel, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mango, and avocado-- the mochi crust reflecting the same hue of its ice cream center. These pastel colored balls of mochi ice cream laid together side by side makes for a very pretty frozen dessert tray. Once you lay eyes on them, snatching one up can be quite irresistible.
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