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.
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It's wonderfully chewy.
You might like it once you get to know each other.
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?
Sure this also sort of looks like a breast implant, but if it's tasty -- we're down.
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Omiyage is the tradition of gift-giving that permeates Japanese culture. Holiday celebrations. Business meetings. Travel abroad. The Japanese are a nation of gift-givers, and their stores are filled with exquisitely wrapped mementos of all shapes and sizes.
We'd heard how tough it is to hand-make mochi, but we didn't know it would look so crazy!
Our burgeoning obsession with mochi, kanten and red bean paste.
Prepare your jaw for dropping: an automatic mochi kneader.