What is "Muchi"?
Muchi is Okinawan style Mochi.
It is a little different from mainland Japanese mochi.
Mrs S. (right) showed us how to make it.
Two big differences from mochi:
1) The flavors: Beni imo, or Okinawan sweet potato, and Kurosato, or brown sugar, are two popular flavors.
2) The wrapping: In Okinawa they wrap the mochi in geto, similar to ti leaves. These grow everywhere here.
The students had a good time making muchi -- and an even better time eating it!
We were all blessed by Mrs. S coming and sharing a bit of Okinawan culture with us.