A special Springtime treat, Strawberry Mochi or Ichigo Daifuku – it starts with a classic daifuku mochi with sweet red bean filling, then it’s topped with a beautiful, sweet strawberry – a true feast for the eyes and palette. You’ll have a hard time finding this treat outside of Japan or Hawaii, but with a little effort, you can create this at home. The mochi is soft and bouncy, the homemade anko is perfectly balanced in flavor – one of my favorite Japanese confections.
These are best enjoyed immediately when they are fresh. If you need to make these ahead of time, make just the daifuku mochi (keep them whole), and cut & add the strawberries right before serving.
You can order Mochiko here or find it at your local Asian market
You can also enjoy these daifuku mochi plain, without the strawberry
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