Friday, October 9, 2009

Mochi Ice Cream At Hanamura

Cute ending for a sushi dinner -- the mochi-wrapped ice cream at Hanamura in Columbia.

Hanamura is the kind of sushi restaurant where you can eat your fill and still afford a few dollars for dessert. They offer several, including a dish of ice cream -- mango, chocolate or vanilla -- wrapped in the sweet rice mochi.

I'm a mochi fan. Imagine adult gummy bears or the texture of marzipan. Lightly sweet, but more-often used for chewy texture than sharp taste. I like it on Yogiberry and buy filled mochi at the Asian supermarkets. Hanamura clearly buys these desserts a well, but they're a fun treat -- extending a night out for just a few minutes more.

If you like mochi-wrapped ice cream, check out my post about red bean desserts. If you want to kick it up a notch, try the tempura ice cream here or at Sushi King.

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