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?
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.
|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.