Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mochi with Tea

Mochi with tea.
Do you know what it is?
Japanese sweets to delight both the eyes and the tummy.
Bean paste in red and white,
but a little color goes a long way.
Learning to make sweets the Japanese way
was fun for the day and will be repeated with glee.
Matcha sipped in the tearoom.
Nibbles shared among friends.
What fun I had last Sunday making Japanese sweets.
Now my imagination flies onto other delights.
I will make mochi and steamed buns once again.

Do you make or maybe nibble Japanese sweets?
They are quite different than a chocolate cake.
How fun to widen our delights and our sweets.
Then sit for awhile and sip tea and nibble these treats.


Angela McRae said...

Those pastel ones are particularly lovely and make me think of Easter treats! I do believe I've had the bean paste sweets before, but now I can't remember where ... thinking, thinking ... ;)

Laurie said...

Marilyn I can honestly say I have never heard of this!! I can't imagine a sweet made with bean paste, but they look heavenly. I would try them if I had the chance!

Jeanie said...

I haven't had mochi since Japan. To be honest, it wasn't my favorite but this looks so pretty!

Janet Eiffel said...

Mochi is so good. Just sweet enough.
Have you had mochi ice cream?
Mochie wrapped around a golf ball size bit of ice cream.
Very popular in Southern California
Japanese restaurants. can buy them at Trader Joe !

Lorrie said...

I've had mochi a couple of times. It was very different, but okay. Your little pastries look so pretty.

Tracy said...

I LOVE Japanese tea--the aesthetics of it are so beautiful! It is quite different from the Western way of tea, and Easter sweets are fun to try. I've never made my own Japanese sweet. Not easy to get hold of ingredients to make them. And there's really no place here in Norway offering tea and treats Japanese-style. We have sushi restaurants--thankfully! ;) This was FUN to see... Happy Weekend, Marilyn ((HUGS))

Joy said...

I've never had the opportunity to taste these, but they look delicious.