Foodie Friday First: Mochi Sesame Ball

Mochi sesame ball: a sesame ball made mochi-like You would think this would be a big hit with me. I've blogged before about how I enjoy both mochi and sesame balls. I picked up this treat at the local bakery, but it didn't pass with flying colors. The big disappointment was the texture of the mochi. It didn't have the chewy consistency. Instead, it was harder and drier. I'm also used to the bright pop of white sesame seeds, and it didn't deliver on that either. Verdict: A thumbs-down … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Asian Cake

Asian cake: a lighter version of an American cake, often topped with a variety of fresh fruitI think I made up the term, "Asian cake," but there is a difference between a cake found at an Asian bakery versus an American one. Asian cakes tend to be lighter and fluffier, with their frosting having more of a whipped cream texture. They also incorporate a lot of fresh fruit, on top and inside the cake. The above cake for an early Father's Day celebration has taro inside it. Indeed, my wedding cake … [Read more...]