Strawberry Daifuku

Tsubushian, aka sweet red bean, fresh strawberry and chewy mochi come together for strawberry daifuku, a Japanese treat perfect for spring or summer days.

super easy and i feel like nothing needs clarification- do as the recipes say (i have added a few tiny notes, though). the mochi was super tender, the berries juicy and a little tart, the beans smooth and sweet. mmmm. no need to go fly to hilo for it anymore! Strawberry Daifuku from 1 […]

Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream

Disclaimer: this has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. There’s no booze, nor is there corned beef or steamed cabbage/potatoes/carrots (that’s what I typically have for dinner on SPD). It is green, so that should count for something, right? Kala has been on this huge matcha binge and me and Yang were discussing a […]

Butter Mochi, Custard Mochi

Butter mochi is a classic Hawaiian treat that features sweet rice flour, which gives the dessert its characteristic chewy texture.

Much of my time at Aunty Lily’s was spent trying not to step on hyper dogs, hunting for Easter eggs and watching my aunts and uncles scream in laughter after seeing the newest, most outrageous entry into the annual White Elephant game. Despite how busy I ended up being, I always found time to accept […]