When we think of Japan, we can't help but be reminded of savory ramen, freshly-brewed matcha tea, and plates of sashimi. But of course, there's also one Japanese food we can't get enough of: their heavenly mochi! Made from glutinous rice cake or mochigome, mochi is a popular delicacy that's sweet, sticky, and chewy. It also often comes with a suprise bite of bean paste or ichigo (strawberry) inside.
Now, have you ever wondered how exactly this popular Japanese dessert is made? It turns out, the soft and chewy mochi is hammered into a paste using a wooden mallet before it's shaped into bite-sized spheres! Intrigued? Watch the entire process below!