Hey there, it’s time for another installment of our tasty mochi adventure. Have you been craving more of the chewy, glutinous rice cakes since the last chapter? Your mochi cravings are about to be satisfied. When we last left off, you had discovered the mochi shop down the street from your new apartment in Tokyo and befriended the kind old shop owner. He had shared some of his secret recipes with you and even given you your first mochi-making lesson. You went home dreaming of crafting the perfect batch of daifuku with sweet red bean paste. Well, the time has finally come to make your mochi dreams a reality. Get ready for a delicious behind-the-scenes look at mochi making and a few surprises along the way! This is going to be an unforgettable chapter filled with humor, heart, and of course, mouthwatering descriptions of mochi. I hope you’ve come with an appetite because this mochi is going to be tasty today too.
Recapping the Mochi I Drew Is Tasty Today Too Ch 12
To recap, in the previous chapter, you were able to try some tasty mochi that the main character, Mochizuki, had made. Mochizuki loves making mochi and coming up with new flavors to share with friends. You got to experience the flavors and textures through vivid descriptions.
Some of the mochi flavors you tasted included:
- Strawberry mochi with a fresh strawberry filling wrapped in a soft pink mochi skin. The combination of the tart strawberry and chewy mochi was delightful.
- Matcha mochi filled with a creamy matcha filling. The bitter matcha balanced nicely with the subtle sweetness of the mochi. Matcha mochi is always a classic.
- Kinako mochi coated in kinako powder. Kinako is roasted soybean flour that adds an nutty, earthy flavor. The kinako powder adds extra texture to each bite.
Mochizuki was happy to see you enjoying the variety of mochi. Making people smile with her mochi is what motivates her to keep creating. At the end of the chapter, Mochizuki began thinking of new mochi flavors to make for the upcoming mochi festival.
In this next chapter, you’ll follow Mochizuki as she experiments with new recipes in preparation for the festival. She wants to make this the best festival yet by introducing never-before-seen mochi flavors. You’re in for more tasty treats and tempting tastes of mochi! Get ready for an overload of mochi goodness.
Mochi Goes on a Date With Strawberry Daifuku in Ch 13
Mochi is so excited for his date with Strawberry Daifuku! He spends hours getting ready, making sure each colorful rice ball on his body is perfectly round. Finally, it’s time to go meet Strawberry in the park.
When Mochi arrives, he sees Strawberry waiting on a picnic blanket, looking as sweet as always. Mochi sits down beside her, suddenly feeling shy. To break the ice, Strawberry offers Mochi a bite of her delectable strawberry filling. The burst of flavor gives Mochi confidence.
They begin chatting about everything under the sun – their favorite foods, hobbies, and dreams of one day starting a mochi bakery together. Mochi is over the moon that he and Strawberry have so much in common. The conversation flows as freely as the Han River.
As night falls, Mochi walks Strawberry home. At her doorstep, Strawberry gives Mochi a quick peck on the cheek. “Thank you for a lovely evening,” she says softly.
Mochi’s face turns as pink as Strawberry’s filling. “The pleasure was all mine,” he replies. They agree to meet again soon for another delightful date.
Mochi floats home, his heart swelling with joy. He always knew that one day his patience and perseverance would pay off. Now, thanks to Strawberry Daifuku, Mochi’s dreams of finding sweet companionship have finally come true.
Mochi Tries Strawberry Daifuku’s Homemade Cooking
When Mochi decides to try making strawberry daifuku, a traditional Japanese confection, at home, several steps are involved. Time to roll up your sleeves and prepare for a tasty adventure!
To make about 15-20 strawberry daifuku, you will need:
- 1 pound mochi rice flour (also called glutinous rice flour)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- Potato or cornstarch for dusting
Making the Mochi
- Rinse the mochi rice flour in a sieve. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool.
- Place mochi flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Pour in cooled sugar syrup and mix with your hands until evenly blended. The dough should be slightly sticky.
- Dust a work surface with potato starch or cornstarch. Transfer mochi dough and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
- Knead mochi again briefly then roll out into logs, about 1 inch thick. Cut into slices and flatten into disks. Place a strawberry slice in the center of each disk.
- Fold mochi disk over strawberry and pinch to seal, shaping into a ball. Dust hands with potato starch to prevent sticking.
- Arrange daifuku on a platter and chill before serving. Enjoy! The daifuku can be stored refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Making homemade strawberry daifuku is rewarding and fun. Mochi’s efforts result in a delightful treat to share with friends and family. Though time-consuming, the hands-on process and end result make it worthwhile. Give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
Mochi Learns an Important Lesson About Friendship
Mochi was excited to go over to her friend Hiro’s house after school to work on their science project together. However, when Mochi arrived, Hiro seemed distracted and disinterested in doing their work.
“Hiro, we really need to get started on this model of the solar system. It’s due tomorrow!” Mochi exclaimed.
Hiro shrugged. “I have other things I need to do. We’ll get to it eventually.”
Mochi was upset by Hiro’s nonchalant attitude. She had been looking forward to collaborating with her friend, but now she felt like she was the only one who cared about their assignment.
Mochi confronts Hiro.
“Hiro, I feel like you don’t really want to work on this project with me. Did I do something to upset you?” Mochi asked.
Hiro sighed. “I’m sorry, Mochi. I’ve just been stressed out lately with my piano recital coming up. I didn’t mean to take it out on you.”
Mochi was relieved to hear Hiro’s apology. She realized her friend’s change in behavior was due to external pressures, not anything she had done.
“I understand. Why don’t we take a quick break so you can practice your piano, and then we can work on our project?” Mochi suggested.
Hiro’s face lit up. “That would be perfect. Thanks for being so understanding, Mochi. You’re a great friend.”
Mochi was happy she had confronted Hiro about the situation instead of just leaving upset. Their friendship was too important to her, and communicating openly had helped to strengthen their bond. She was glad they could support each other through challenges and stressful times.
Mochi learned that real friendships require effort to maintain. But with patience, empathy and compassion, she knew she and Hiro would remain the best of friends.
What Will Happen Next in the Mochi I Drew Is Tasty Today Too?
At this point in the story, you’ve made it through many twists and turns in Mochi’s journey. After overcoming numerous obstacles and challenges, what could possibly happen next? Quite a few options come to mind.
Mochi Could Meet More New Friends
So far, Mochi has met many charming characters, like the bunnies, birds and hedgehogs. Perhaps Mochi will encounter even more woodland creatures and make new friends. Maybe a family of squirrels, a wise old owl or a energetic fox cub could join Mochi on adventures. New friends often lead to new experiences, so this could open up more possibilities in the story.
Mochi’s Special Power May Be Revealed
Mochi seems to have a mysterious talent for bringing joy to all the animals in the forest. This unusual gift could end up being a magical power that gets discovered. Once revealed, Mochi has to learn how to properly use and control this special ability. Exploring the origin and extent of Mochi’s power could add an element of mystery and fantasy to the tale.
A New Conflict or Villain May Emerge
So far, the biggest challenges have been minor misunderstandings and accidents. To raise the stakes, a more serious conflict or antagonist might appear. Perhaps a crafty fox, territorial badger or even a human threat puts the woodland creatures in danger. Mochi would have to tap into courage and cleverness to overcome this new obstacle and save the day.
Mochi’s Journey Continues
Of course, Mochi’s adventure doesn’t necessarily need to end. There are endless stories that could continue, as Mochi makes more friends, discovers new places in the forest and finds fresh experiences each season. The tale of the sweet little mochi who brings joy to all would live on.
With so many possibilities, the only question is – what will happen next in the charming story of Mochi? I can’t wait to find out!
So there you have it, another chapter in the adventures of your tasty mochi drawings come to life. The days keep passing but your mochi creations continue to delight and surprise you each morning. Who knows what new flavors and fillings tomorrow may bring – but one thing is for sure, as long as you keep perfecting your craft, the mochi will keep on coming. So put on some chill music, get into the zone, and start sketching out some more of those irresistible rice cake characters. The mochi you drew yesterday may be gone, but the mochi you draw today will be tasty, too. Keep drawing and keep enjoying! Life’s short, eat mochi.