Mochi Ice Cream: A Japanese Take on Everyone’s Favorite Dessert

Feel like treating yourself to a little dessert after a good Japanese meal? At our Lynnwood Japanese restaurant, you can do as the Japanese do and chase your food down with some mochi ice cream! These are lumps of real ice cream wrapped up in traditional mochi, or Japanese sweet rice cake. The final product is soft, delicious, and enjoyed far and wide both within Japan and abroad.

The tradition of mochi was introduced to Japan by China. The cake comes in many different shapes, colors and flavors, and was first paired with western-style ice cream by the Korean conglomerate, Lotte. Mochi is such an important dessert in Japan that it is made in a special ceremony called a mochitsuki. The biggest call for mochi comes on the New Year celebration, where mochi of all kinds is traditionally eaten. Come try this delicious Japanese treat at Wild Wasabi today!