Sunday, December 03, 2006

Makin' Muchi

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.

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