Wagashi are Japanese sweets with fascinating flavors and designs, intended to embody the four seasons. My favorite will the sakura mochi, especially during the spring. Sakura and pink are both my favorites, not only during the spring season. As it is hard to find Sakura during the summer, thus I am only able to enjoy it during the spring.
Sakura Mochi has a nice balance of the taste between the salty pickled leaves and sweet red bean paste. The texture of the chewy sweet glutinous rice with sweet Anko filling is simply delectable. Mix in the aroma of cherry blossom and the experience is simply amazing! Make some green tea and enjoy the mochi with it. Happy Saturday!