Turning Japanese – Episode 2: Moshi Moshi, Mochi Mochi

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.


In today’s episode, Dark_Sage attempts to make the secret Japanese breakfast cuisine “mochi”. Translated into English, these are “glutinous rice cakes of mochigome”. Let’s see how he did!


Try it yourself! Today’s recipe comes from an onee-chan (Japanese for elder spirit).


Oh Mochi – A Recipe


Mochi Ingredients

1/4 cup glutinized rices

1/4 cup water

Some sugar

Saran wrap




1. Mix everything but the saran wrap in the bowl.

Mochi mix
Like so.

2. Cover bowl with saran wrap.

3. Microwave for like 2 mins.

4. Remove from bowl and serve.





The verdict?

Spoiler for

Tamako Market

Dark_Sage has once again failed to become Japanese. His quest continues.

22 thoughts on “Turning Japanese – Episode 2: Moshi Moshi, Mochi Mochi”

  1. Sasuga!
    I thought putting plastic wrap in the microwave was a no-go similar to putting metal inside.

    My experiment when I was 12 and wanted one of those putty erasers:
    – put one eraser on a plate
    – put plate in microwave
    – watch the smoke in awe
    – discover that the eraser is now as hard as stone

    I’m a genius

  2. You’re not supposed to use the microwave…

    Gotta admit, making “glutinous rice cakes of mochigome” the right way is effort, though.

    Also not supposed to use rice flour with Chinese, Vietnamese, and ??? languages on it :(

  3. Allow a real Japanese to teach you how to make mochi:

    1. Take rice into a bowl along with whatever ingridients needed.
    2. Use something to continue to smash the rice and don’t forget flower.
    3. Continue to beat it up until it looks remotely mochi like.
    4. Put it into oven and let the top part rise.

    I honestly forgot how to make real mochi since kindergarten… but I’m pretty sure that’s how you make home made mochi.


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