Hi! My name is Len, and I'm an addict. I am and proud to be one.
Sometimes, addiction can be a good thing. When the food is all too good, I exempt myself from the phrase "everything in moderation". Mikawaya mochi ice cream is my reason for this exemption.
I first chanced upon these frozen beauties years ago at Trader Joe's at Studio City. I finished the first box (6 pieces of mochi) I bought in one sitting, non-stop and I'm mighty proud of it. From that moment on, I got addicted. I would buy three boxes per week. It's one of the few things I look forward to whenever I visit the land of the free and home of the brave.
They currently sell seven flavors - Mango, Vanilla, Chocolate Chocolate, Green Tea, Strawberry, and Kona Coffee. My favorite flavors are strawberry and green tea. Most don't like green tea but I'm accustomed to the taste, so I find it really good.
Upon some research (read: googling), I found out a bit of Mikawaya's history. The word Mikawa is actually a prefecture in Japan while ya means store in Niponggo. Ryuzaburo Hashimoto bought the company that was then located at East First St. in 1910. Fast forward to 1970, the youngest daughter of Hashimoto's nephew, Frances Hashimoto, took over the business and has made major changes since then.
|Mikawaya Mochi PhP 295|
The mochi dough is what makes this little balls so addicting. It's chewy, thin, and oh-so-delicious! The filling is actually pretty much the same as most commercial ice cream brand in terms of taste. Still, the coating and the filling mesh well together! Delicious!
Anyway, I was thinking of ways on how to ship boxes over to Manila (for personal consumption only) but it was too expensive. Thankfully, Rustan's saved me! I was doing some grocery shopping one day at Rustan's Fresh and was surprised to see that they have those magnificent mochis in one of their freezers! Of course, I did what any normal enthusiast would do - hoard!
If you go to Rustan's and try this out, please, leave some strawberries for me. Thank you!
Thanks for viewing! ☺
DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid post. I am not affiliated with Rustan's or Mikawaya. All I've stated are true and correct. This is done out of love for Mikawaya Mochi and nothing more. I, thank you.