Sunday, February 19, 2006

Yuki Ichigo

I thought it was time that I tried a yuki ichigo or snow strawberry. I am going through a stage where I feel the need to try everything (well, almost everything), at least once. I was with Angela the first time I saw one of these winter delights. She was enjoying her lunch time snack immensely. I was, however put off the yuki ichigo before now as it is a big pink ball, roughly the size of a tennis ball. Also, the pink part is a rice product (mochi-like substance) and I am not too keen on rice sweets. I was also weary of the layer of cream between the pink and the jewel inside... a big strawberry. Someone recently told me that there was in fact no cream. Wrong! The label clearly states that there is a cream layer... The results of trying this seasonal specialty? Delicious but very sweet (right Alex?) The strawberry is sitting on a thin piece of sponge. It is then covered in quite a thick layer of cream and the entire thing in encased in a thin layer of pink mochi...

5 comments:

nowinihon said...

hey ellen...
you must have guessed this question was coming - how did you put that video on yr blog??
mko

Anonymous said...

I think I will stick to the yummy strawberry. M XXXX

Cinnacism said...

Oh, the memories!! I could probably eat three of those in one sitting. The shame!

laura said...

Mmm! I love these! I wish the mochi layer was thicker and the cream thinner though!

Anonymous said...

these still look yummy e! except i would probably feel v.sick after just one...
U know me, sweet enough already.
A. xxx