The summer of 2007 I ran in the San Francisco marathon. In addition to falling in love with the city, I was introduced that summer to a new delicacy. My friend Katie gave me a little ball of ice cream from Trader Joe's called mochi. I've loved them ever since.
Of course we don't have a Trader Joe's in Roanoke (insert mad face). But whenever we have a chance out of town we always stop in. When we went to Trader Joe's in Greenville, Pierce immediately said, "Mom, can we get some mochi?!" Even though it had been a year since we went to Williamsburg, Pierce still remembered the mochi we got there. Guess I'm not the only fan in my family.
In fact, Pierce is still complaining that we couldn't bring some home with us, but I didn't feel it would survive the long drive plus a detour through Asheville and the NC Arboretum.
Readers, have you ever tried mochi? If so, what's your favorite flavor? I don't like the green tea, but I do love the others, and mango is probably my favorite.