Cat-Shaped Rice Cake Skewers - Bite-Sized Traditional GOHEI-MOCHI stick from Nagano Prefecture
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Cat-Shaped Rice Cake Skewers
Bite-Sized Traditional GOHEI-MOCHI stick from Nagano Prefecture
Many Gohei mochi products come with traditional rice ball shapes on disposable chopsticks.
However, these often lead to uneaten portions, messy hands and mouths due to sauce, and similar issues.
In contrast, this Gohei mochi offers a conveniently bite-sized option that's perfect as a snack portion.
In fact, you might find yourself wanting another piece – it's that delicious of a snack!
Made with Nagano Prefecture's Koshihikari rice, these mochi can be enjoyed not only as snacks with dipping sauce but also serve as a rice alternative.
You can even incorporate them into dishes like curry!
What is Gohei Mochi?
It is a beloved regional dish in the mountainous areas of Nagano, Gifu and Aichi prefectures in Japan.
It involves skewering partially pounded (han-tsuki) glutinous rice onto sticks and grilling them with a base of miso or soy sauce-based sauce.
The specific shape and variations can differ depending on the location.
Aspects like the base sauce, the consistency of the rice pounding, and the inclusion of walnuts or not create various unique characteristics in different regions.
The origin of Gohei Mochi has several theories.
One theory suggests that its form resembled the sacred "mikoshi" used in Shinto rituals, and it was offered as an imitation.
Another suggests that a person named "Gohei" or "Gobei" used to eat mashed rice dipped in miso and introduced the dish when an elderly traveler from Mino Province crossed the mountain pass to Iida around 400 years ago.
There are various other speculations about its origin.
Though it's true inception remains unclear, it is believed to have been present since the mid-Edo period.
It has been cherished over generations, and its variations reflect the local traditions and flavors of the Nagano, Gifu and Aichi regions.
What Makes it Exceptional?
1. Commitment to rice and process
At their traditional establishment, they use locally sourced Koshihikari rice from Nagano Prefecture.
They cook the rice with the pristine water from Iida to achieve a soft texture.
Their method involves gently shaping the rice without excessive compression.
As a result, the rice remains soft and fluffy even as it cools.
2. Using a special order oven to bake
The surface becomes crispy while the inside remains soft and fluffy.
They bake the rice from both top and bottom in the oven to retain moisture within the rice.
3. Miso specialties
They finely grind aromatic walnuts (kurumi), Japanese walnuts (wagurumi), and sweet walnuts (yougurumi), along with fragrant crushed sesame, and combine them with Shinshu miso to create a creamy texture.
4. Vacuum-packing freshly baked
How to enjoy
WIth the microwave, partially open the bag and heat it in the microwave.
At 700W, heat one about for 40 seconds, and two for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Nagano Prefecture Collaboration
The prefecture boasts the fourth largest land in Japan, and its vast forests nurture clean water and air.
Taking advantage of its bleeding topography, agriculture thrives in the prefecture, with fruit cultivation in particular being highly marketable and producing a large amount and ranking first in the prefecture in terms of output.
- Prefecture with the full of attraction -
What attractive about Nagano prefecture is the variety of ways you can enjoy your trip, from visiting famous historical sites such as Zenkoji Temple and Matsumoto Castle, to relaxing in a hot spring with a great atmosphere, to enjoying the great outdoors, including the Northern Alps.
- Transportation from Tokyo to Nagano prefecture -
The fastest way to get from Tokyo to Nagano is by Shinkansen. It takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station.
The cheapest way to get to Nagano from Tokyo is by highway bus.
|Product Name||Cat-Shaped Rice Cake Skewers - Bite-Sized Traditional MOCHI stick from Nagano Prefecture
|Country of Origin||
76g x 2 pieces
Gohei Mochi (white rice), sauce (sugar, sesame, miso, walnuts, green onion extract, salt, sesame oil, chili oil, ginger powder), alcohol, acidulant, thickener(xanthan gum), contains soy, sesame, and walnuts.
|How to store||
Store at room temperature, avoiding direct sunlight and high humidity.
|Sold by||REGINAA PTE LTD|
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