Tokyo’s Softest Mochi? 築地福餅

Updated 31 May 2016. We are very sad to say that this shop has closed. Today was the last day. We wish the owner much happiness in her retirement. Shinji found out the husband of the owner used to own this shop and was selling seafood here. When he passed away the wife took over…

Tokyo’s Best Mamé Daifuku

Wagashi, traditional Japanese confectionaries, are often made with azuki, tiny red beans, and mochi, sticky rice pounded until its like a taffy. While I grew up eating some of these, I was never a big fan until I tried the mamé daifuku from Mizuho in Harajuku. The smooth azuki paste is not too sweet. But what makes…