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Mochi Sweets, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

30 minutes. That’s the duration one is required to wait for a chocolate fondant. But 30 minutes before you can eat a mochi? I’ve never heard of that before. Mochi is a Japanese rice cake of chewy dough, made from pounded glutinous rice and filled with something sweet. It tastes like a refined and denser version of our kuih koci, I feel.

Mochi - A Japanese snack

Mochi Sweets in Pavilion sells pretty looking mochi, but you are required to thaw your mochi for 30 minutes before eating. That is to ensure that the skin is soft and chewy enough to enjoy. It’s actually 20 minutes but I was told to wait for 30 minutes as the mochi would taste better.

Caramel Macchiato

You have a choice of 12 flavours – peach cream, caramel macchiato, purple potato, red bean, green tea, strawberry, sakura, mango yogurt, blueberry cream, chestnut cream, black chocolate and cream chocolate.

I tried the peach cream (RM3.50) while rif had the mango yogurt (RM4). rif liked the latter as he thought it didn’t taste like an average mochi. It was an interesting combination of yogurt cream and mango. If you like mango-based desserts, this would be your flavour. I didn’t care much for this.

Peach Cream

My peach cream was nicer, I felt. It wasn’t overly sweet and the cream was relatively thick and smooth. The mochi skin was lightly chewy and I liked the gooey peach flavour that encased the cream centre.

BUT.

30-freaking-minutes of waiting for it to thaw. I actually took the mochi to the food court and stared at it until it was ready to be eaten. Mental torture. I had the green tea mocha (RM3.50) on another visit – not bad, but predictable. If I’m not mistaken, there is also a pack comprising all 12 flavours for RM40. A bit steep, but good for those who want to try all the flavours.

Green Tea

Price: 4/10
Mochi: 7/10
Verdict: A bit expensive, but it’s quite a satisfying treat.

Mochi Sweets
P6.15.00, Level 6
Tokyo Street,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 016-336 2677
Website: www.mochisweets.com.hk/
Facebook: MochiSweetsMalaysia


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24 Responses

  1. ulric

    Aiyo…30 mins only lar…*drums fingers on table while waiting*….hehe =)

    I tried all 12 flavours during their opening promo a year back…love the peach cream and the chestnut cream. Sakura n dark chocolate was ho hum… :)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Mmmm…okok. Will try the chestnut cream next! But this time, I’ll buy the mochi and go try some clothes to kill time. Hahaha!

      1. ulric

        I have a better suggestion…buy the mochi n thaw them by placing them next to the boiling iron bowl in Suki-Ya…ahahaha :P

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Lol I scared the mochi melt!!

  2. They had open in a few shops as well .. Mid Valley, 1 U..
    I have not tried it ..
    I use to get a lot of mochi present from my japanese friends..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup. I saw it in Mid Valley as well. Nearer for me! :)

  3. I like these chewy treats. Have the same trouble with waiting though. I’m impressed that you lasted 30 minutes! I could use some lessons in patience :-)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Actually, it was rif that forced me to wait 30 minutes. He wouldn’t allow me to touch the mochi until it was ready! LOL

  4. i haven’t been eating much mochi in KL, but i recall the ones here tasting really superior! could be nominated as the best mochi in town, maybe? :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I feel this is the best mochi in town. ;)

  5. Tried once when sis bought it, very good indeed but the price…. >.<

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Ya…a bit ex. But nice! Hehehe

  6. you actually stared at it. kesian!

    that is also what i did last night when i grilled my fish in the oven. sat and looked at it smoked for 14 minutes. was like a hungry cat the moment i took it out of the oven:D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I can imagine! I’m not very patient when I see food in front of me Lol!

  7. i prefer the homemade daifuku that i get from the japanese cafe i often visit in melbourne. :)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I wonder if I can get some when I visit Gold Coast next month… ;)

  8. tried it when i was back home the last round, did pretty decent although was quite shocked at the initial prices!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah. I was too. But come to think of it…it’s only about AUD 1 per mochi for you! :P

  9. What I usually do is buy them before dinner and let them thaw (open up the paperbag) while having dinner. By then, after the meal, these little buggers should be ready to be devoured. Haha.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks for the tip! :)

  10. I like them too, we tried all the flavours. But we waited 2 hours and they were still slightly “frozen” inside. Hmmph.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Waaaa….2 hours?! And still frozen?? -_-

      1. I think cos u bought individual, they gave u the one that was sitting at the counter edi right? They took ours out of the freezer (the whole box). Luckily we were shopping and went home later, if not 30 mins sure bite into frozen mochi.

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Yup yup. They gave me the ones at the counter display. Still…they should have told you to thaw the mochi a bit longer. Then better experience ma…right?

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