mochi

Have you seen these adorable fish-shaped cones yet? If not, chances are you'll see them popping up all over your Instagram feed after today's grand opening of Taiyaki NYC in Chinatown, a much-needed addition to the few taiyaki ice cream shops in the city.
Simple in its deliciousness, mochi has been part of Japanese cuisine since before the Nara Era -- over 1,000 years ago. How do you like to eat your mochi?
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You don't have to take a trip to the fro-yo store to enjoy fluffy, chewy mochi.
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Presented with something sticky, our teeth and jaws tell us that this substance is highly concentrated, extremely dense: thus either delicious or nutritious or both.
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We'd heard how tough it is to hand-make mochi, but we didn't know it would look so crazy!
Prepare your jaw for dropping: an automatic mochi kneader.
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