When I shared my ‘Super Quick Milk Mochi’ recipe on Cookpad, someone found it and tried to make it. The person wrote that he/she had seen it in a Japanese Anime and had been quite curious about what it tastes like. I believe what the person saw in the Anime was ‘Warabi Mochi’ that is very popular in Japan.
‘Warabi Mochi’ is made with ‘Warabi (Bracken)’ starch flour and it is similar to ‘Kuzu Mochi’ which is made with ‘Kuzu’ starch flour. Those rare starch flours are not available for many of us. People make those sweets using some substitutes such as Potato Starch that is widely available.
3 tablespoons Potato Starch OR Tapioca Starch *1 tablespoon = 15ml
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 cup Water *250ml
Kinako (Grourd Roasted Soy Beans)
Iced Water to cool
- Combine Starch and Sugar in a saucepan. Add Water (warm tap water preferred) and mix well. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until colour turns completely transparent. Remove from the heat, but keep stirring for 20-30 seconds to let it firm up.
- Alternatively you can cook in microwave in medium power. Cooking time depends on your machine. I set my machine at 600W, cook 2 minutes, STIR UP very well, then cook 1 to 1 & 1/2 minutes and stir well.
- Prepare Water and Ice Cubes in a bowl. Using two wet spoons, drop 1 tablespoonful of the gooey paste-like mixture into the icy water. The mixture will instantly harden.
- Drain well, and place in a serving bowl. Enjoy with Kinako (Grourd Roasted Soy Beans) and Muscovado Syrup.
- *Note: You may wish to use Milk instead of Water for better taste and nutrition benefit. I like Milk Mochi better.