Kiri mochi is a type of rice cake. The Japanese translation to the word is cut rice cake. These are shelf stable, precut, dried mochi that can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores
WAYS TO EAT KIRI MOCHI?
There are also a variety of ways to eat kiri mochi. It can be served both as sweet or savory options.
- Kinako mochi. Kinako is roasted soybean powder and means yellow four in Japanese. Mochi is dusted with this powder and often a little sugar for a sweeter option.
- Anko mochi: Anko is red bean paste that is popular in Japanese cuisine that is made from sweetened azuki beans.
- Isobeyaki: Mochi that is grilled or pan fried and dipped in shoyu and often wrapped in nori.
Mochi is very sticky and chewy. Be sure to chew carefully.