Saturday, August 22, 2015

Closed: Mochi Kitchen in Somerville

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Oh no! This is old news but I just discovered that Somerville-based Mochi Kitchen closed back in March due to owner Erino Tezuka Wade relocating to San Francisco. :( That explains why I haven't seen them anywhere this year. So sad! They were the only fresh mochi in the Boston area that I'm aware of.

Red bean ginger mochi dusted with cinnamon @ 2014 Sakura Matsuri

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  1. Wow and that mochi sounds amazing! Red bean ginger mochi with cinnamon? I love the innovation with the spices!

  2. They did more traditional mochi too. I had their mochi with mitarashi sauce a few times. So good. There was some mochi with maple that I never got to try and one involving cranberries. *sigh* I fear for some of the other locally-Japanese-owned businesses. We've had a lot of Japanese chains open up in the past few years (Gyu-Kaku, Go Go Curry, Santouka Ramen, Ogawa Coffee, Beard Papa’s) and some non-Japanese-owned Japanese restaurants (none of which I've heard anything good about), but as far as I know it’s been a couple of years since any locally-Japanese-owned food businesses have opened. :/