Friday, April 16, 2010
We've been trying to pass on remaining odds and ends (like furniture, a space heater, a vacuum etc) to friends and coworkers, and have successfully cleared out almost everything that we need to get rid of. When one of Mike's colleagues came over this week with his wife and new daughter to pick up a few items, they brought sweet treats for us. The one on the left is a strawberry wrapped in mochi and was not only pretty, but tasty too. Thanks to a recent entry by the fabulous Kat over at Our Adventures in Japan, I knew that the one on the right was a Kansai (Western Japan) style sakura mochi. The combination of the salty leaf and sweet bean paste with the mochi was really surprisingly good!