I really like glutinous rice called “Okowa”.
“Okowa” is made from “mochi-gome”.

There are two different types of rice, one is called “mochi-gome” and another is called “uruchi-mai”.

According to my view, 80-90% of rice balls that you can find at convenience stores are made from “uruchi-mai”. They are not chewy texture.

“Okowa” is chewier than “uruchi-mai” rice balls.
If you put “Okowa” into a food-processor, it will become rice cake called “mochi”. Now you know what is “Okowa”, right?

Taste ★★☆☆☆                         
I really like “Okowa” but unfortunately, this one was not so good… I recommend you to get “Okowa” at a dedicated shop such as “Tagosaku”. Or eat in a good restaurant.
Just average. Around 300 yen.  
Not sure…
Easy to get? ★★★★☆
I got this at AEON, one of the biggest supermarkets in Japan. You will see this or similar one at a deli section or a Bento (lunch box) section.
Get again?★★☆☆☆
I don’t think so. I will get one at Tagosaku or elsewhere.

The materials may be changed in the future so 
please check by yourself when you try it.

From the left,

  • Sekihan (red beans, salt & sesame)
  • Gomoku (some veges & chicken)
  • Kuri (chestnut)
  • Tori-Gobou (chicken & burdock)
  • Takana & Tarako (veges & roe)

Please visit the post below if you would like to know better “Okowa”.


2019 Jan. posted.