Updated: July 20, 2017
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Summer's Here, Time to Enjoy Warabi Mochi!

Have you ever seen these jelly-like looking mochi desserts before? If you haven't, summer is the great season to try it! This article will introduce you to the world of one of the most popular Japanese summer desserts, Warabi Mochi!

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Warabi Mochi

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First of all, many of you may be wondering, what exactly is Warabi Mochi? Warabi Mochi is a sweet mochi dessert made of warabi, or bracken plant (potato starch are more commonly used these days), covered or dipped in kinako powder.
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Warabi Mochi's history goes way back to Heian era (794-1185), and at that time Warabi, bracken was grown and harvested at a mountain. Now Warabi is very expensive and it is time consuming to process and make it into a jelly-like form, so recently it is made from potato starch or kuzu powder (powder made from the root of kudzu plant).
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Its taste is really simple yet somewhat elegant, and has well balanced sweetness that makes it almost impossible to stop eating.

Recipe for Warabi Mochi

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When you hear Warabi Mochi is made from warabi, it might sound complicated. But it is simple!

Using Warabi Powder:

# Ingredients (using Warabi powder / potato starch)
- 100g Warabi Powder / 50g potato starch
- 400cc Water / 225cc water
- 200g Sugar / 50g sugar

# Directions
- Mix Warabi powder with water. Add sugar and stir well.
- Put the mix into a pot on medium heat, mix well.
- If the mix is sticky, put it on low heat and mix well for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the mix into the tin and let it cool down
- Cut them into smaller pieces and eat it with kinako powder!

How to enjoy Warabi Mochi

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Warabi Mochi is usually eaten with kinako powder, but can be also be eaten with kuro-mistu (brown sugar syrup). You can also eat it with maple syrup, honey, condensed milk, ice cream, and more!

Different kinds of Warabi Mochi!

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They have matcha Warabi Mochi that has a strong matcha taste! Perfect for matcha lovers!
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Black Warabi Mochi usually taste like brown sugar! Brown sugar's elegant taste and its chewy texture matches really well. Usually it is made from 100% Warabi Powder, which you don't get a lot at a cheap price. You can try Black Warabi Mochi at Gion Tokuya in Harajuku and Kyoto, so check it out when you are in these areas!

Gion Tokuya

570-127 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Gion Tokuya (Harajuku)

2-31-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Some Warabi Mochi is very unique - as the one shown in the photo above, it is not cut into smaller pieces, instead, it is a huge chunk of Warabi Mochi in a box shaped plate. You can try this astonishing, top-notch Warabi Mochi at Sasaya Shouen in Kyoto.

Sasaya Shouen

3-11 Taniguchisonomachi, Ukyou-ku, Kyoto

Are you hungry yet? Try Warabi Mochi, a perfect summer dessert!

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Are you interested in knowing more about Japanese summer desserts? Check the link below for more cooling desserts that you can try in summer in Japan!
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