Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mochi at Koi

There’s nothing I love better than Mochi, and guess what? Koi has it! The main reason I love Mochi so much is it’s the perfect way to end a meal. Mochi, in case you’re wondering what it is, is ice-cream wrapped inside a soft sweet dough exterior. It might sound a bit strange but it really is delicious. ¬†At Koi they have Vanilla, Chocolate-Strawberry, Passionfruit, Red Bean, Green Tea, Coffee, Honeydew, and Lychee ice-creams! My favorites are definitely Green Tea, Coffee, Lychee and Vanilla. Green tea ice cream, if you’ve never had it, is incredible. It’s sweet, but still has a very subtle bitterness to it that keeps the flavor interesting. The coffee mochi is perfect if you’re about to go out clubbing and need a little pick me up. The lychee tastes fresh and light and is perfect for summer. Finally the vanilla is just classic, but with the mochi dough it takes on this really interesting flavor and texture.

A word of caution on Mochi: be careful to start out with small bites. Although the dough helps prevent your teeth from getting too frozen, in some ways it also holds in the cold of the ice cream, so definitely take your time! You should take your time anyway though-it’ll be gone before you know it!

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