Peanut butter Mochi

Yayoi came home from Japantown today. She was excited. “You must try this new product,” she explained.

It was a flat, pink, gelatinous food substance. Mochi! Mochi is basically a a bland, dry, rice-based(?) wrapper for snacks, like “mochi ice” which is a lump of ice cream wrapped in mochi. (Think of it as a flexible cracker for snacks.)

I bit in to it. A few bites in and I arrived at the payload: crunchy peanut butter. I made my way through the mochi, nonplussed.

“You don’t like it,” asked Yayoi.

“Peanut butter is not my favorite mochi,” I replied.

“I think they are trying to make mochi more American.”

It doesn’t do much for me.

Now, Yayoi is making dinner. My contribution is the “Peanut Butter Mochi Theme Song:”

Peanut butter mochi!
Peanut butter mochi!
Peanut butter mochi!
From my wife, Yayoi!

She suggested that I could blog about peanut butter mochi. I think she’s just trying to keep the tranquility of the kitchen to herself. I humor her.

Earlier this evening I read through and made revisions to the History of Commodore, as found in the Wikipedia.

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