Drawn to a hovering crowd, like an insect to the light, I discovered the Mochi Sweets stand in Gardens Mall. Glutinous rice flour pounded into a soft chewy casing and filled with creamy not too sweet ice cream was the cause of the commotion. After making my purchase the vendor told me to wait 30 minutes for the ball to defrost allowing the skin to turn soft before consuming. What? Wait? Sugar in my hands and I can't have it immediately? I did indeed try to wait but impatience got the better of me and I bit into my Caramel Macchiato Mochi after just a few minutes and nearly cracked a tooth. After failed attempts to hasten the defrost time through rubbing the packet and putting it next to hot food hubby took my packet and enforced the remaining 23 minute delay. Biting into the then ready Mochi Sweet I appreciated that these petite rounds of gummy goodness are worth the wait. Chomping into the quaggy outer layer to release the creamy innards is a real treat.
Japanese Luxury Deli
Food Court @ The Gardens