Famous rice cakes from Yamanashi
It is amazing how many different sweets can be made out of rice! Mochi is rice cakes made by pounding rice into paste and molding the paste into different shapes.
The mochi themselves are not particularly sweet and Kinako powder is actually salty. But the brown sugar syrup is very sweet, so the overall taste is perfectly balanced.
This is not the only special thing about the famous mochi from Yamanashi!
Each portion of mochi is wrapped with a small bottle of sugar syrup and a wooden fork. You can pour the syrup over the rice cakes, brew yourself some green tea and enjoy nice Japanese atmosphere. Maybe even start learning how to wrap your lunchbox into a Furoshiki cloth?