So I mentioned in my previous post about Mitsuwa. Inside Mitsuwa, there’s a Japanese sweets shop called Mochicream. They sell lots of different flavors of mochi and some desserts. There’s a counter displaying all the mochi that they sell and when you go there, all you have to do is take a piece of the ordering list on top of the counter and tick off the ones that you want and write the quantity.
I don’t remember exactly what favors they have but I bought the mango, orange cheese, coffee, red bean, green tea, blueberry cream, rum raisin and some others. They are kinda overpriced. $2.10 for the fancy ones and about $1.80 for the more normal flavors.
Once you have filled in your sheet, just head to the register to pay and they will take your list and pack the mochi for you with they kept frozen in the freezer. I left mine in the car for the whole day as we shopped around and when I reached home at night, I just popped them into the fridge and ate them the next day.
Every flavor is yummy! Some have a caramelized filling that is crunchy when you bite into it and some have a cream filling. I can’t tell which is what. How I wish they label their mochi instead of giving it just like that.
Besides mochi, they have some small desserts also such as mango pudding, tiramisu, red velvet cakes etc. These are about $3.95 each.
Rows and rows of mochi
Yummy cakes and desserts
I went to Mitsuwa in San Jose with my husband and some friends last weekend. Its great! Mitsuwa is the largest Japanese marketplace in the U.S. There’s lots and lots of Japanese goodies there. Within Mitsuwa, there’s also a sweets/dessert shop called Mochicream. I’ll write about it more in my next post.
I love all the random small goodies that is found in Mitsuwa especially the Hello Kitty ones. =) It’s definitely worth a trip there. Right when we walked in, there’s a small strawberry section in front of us. Its full of small snacks, chocolates, cookies, candies and its all strawberry flavored. I picked out some strawberry pocky as it was cheaper than in normal stores.
We also went on a snacks shopping spree and bought a some melon pan, coffee soy milk, mochi, snacks, ramen etc. There’s also a restaurant inside the marketplace but I forgot what the name is.
All I remember was that there’s a really long line of people waiting to get in. Outside, there’s also a cart selling hot roasted chestnuts that looked so good. I’ll definitely go back there again in the near future and maybe try out the restaurant there next time.
Hello kitty nori chips. I love the container but my husband won't let me buy it just for that. =(
Hello Kitty nori chips. $26.40 for 3 cans. Kinda pricey but I just want the container!
Green tea kit kat
Strawberry tart kit kat
Panda pocky cookies and cream flavor
Hello Kitty pocky
Hello Kitty carbonated soft drink. Tastes quite nice. Kinda like bubblegum lol
Some weird looking oranges called Sumo Tangerines
Strawberry snacks corner
Hello Kitty marshmallows