Ichigo daifuku 苺大福

Dec 6, 2010

Ichigo daifuku is a modern Japanese confection consists of small round mochi (made of glutinous rice) and stuffed with one whole fresh strawberry and sweet filling, most commonly anko (it can be red bean paste or white bean paste). The mochi (outer layer) is soft, the filling is sweet, plus the sour sweet flavor of the strawberry...the taste is just heavenly!

To me, Ichigo daifuku signifies the coming of winter. We can find it in Japanese confectionery shops all through winter till the early of spring.

It is definitely one of our favorite Japanese confections!


One big fresh strawberry wrapped in bean paste and rice flour ball

Yummm!

14 comments:

Andrea Wh@tever said...

I love these too. They usually have lots of these in KL around the mooncake festival altho' it is quite common to get them as desserts in some Jap resto here.

Nana said...

Hi Andrea!
Wow, we can get that in Malaysia? And I was thinking of stocking the ingredients to bring home so that I can make them myself. It looks like I need your advice on nice Japanese restaurants in KL! *wink*

I amsterdam said...

It looks pretty!!! Dah terliur ni tengok strawberry tu..must try it when we go to Sumos restaurant next!!

Nana said...

Hi I amsterdam!
Yeah, Japanese are very particular about the presentation. And it is delicious too. Do try it when you get the opportunity.
Ohh...and Sumo restaurant, what a name! I don't think we can find a restaurant named like that in Japan. Sumo must be popular in the Netherlands!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
Drools..... Best eaten after we've drunk green tea, right? Ooooh.....Mama's hankering for barley tea now.... purrr....meow!

Nana said...

Hi Cat-in-Sydney!
Yummm...hot green tea and ichigo daifuku is the best combination! Aisey, now that I see the picture of it, thinking of buying them again today! Barley tea...great for your season now! Summer! Stocking bottles of it in the fridge? :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nana, susa la nak pronounce the name. The tongue get twisted, ha ha.
But it sure looks good. I think 3 pieces will do me fine.
How many cents one?
Oooops! Or Yen?
You enjoy, have fun, Lee.

Nana said...

Hi Lee!
Haha...actually Japanese is similar to Malay pronounciation. It is pronounced 'i-chi-go dai-fu-ku'. Easy to pick up right?
The price is about 150yen. We think it is quite reasonable.You keep warm and take care!

Cheqna said...

Hi Nana,

"tumpang lalu" sini dari Sydney..hehehe.

Interesting..err.."kueh"?.. trying to figure out the taste ~ glutinous rice + strawberry :-)

Nana said...

Hi Cheqna!

Nice having another friend from Sydney! :)
Let me describe the taste...glutinous rice in mochi form ( a little sweet), then there is bean paste, which is sweeter...then strawberry- sour sweet. Imagine the combination like...sponge cake with strawberry and cream! Yummm!

TK said...

Wah sedapnya..cantiknya stoberi dok dalam tu kan...
I have always love Mochi..atau yg sewaktu dengannya. Kuih koci pun I suka..
Kat Malaysia mochi is not that popular but in Indonesia, Mochi is so popular, dah jadi ole2 yg sgt popular kalau pegi sana.

Nana said...

Hi TK!
Dah balik dari Indonesia ke?
Ohhh...I know what, you like the soft and lekit-lekit texture kan? It tastes good but not very good for the waistline unfortunately...:(
Japanese eat a lot of mochi during the new year. And I will get many mochi from these Japanese. Gosh, you can guess it! I will gain many pounds with this Mochi!

Cheqna said...

Hi Nana,

pembetulan..laluan je dari Sydney (@cats) and Amsterdam(@Ilham's), and sesekali di Terengganu, but tangan yang menaip ni at the moment kat KL..hehehe..

:-)

Nana said...

Hi Cheqna,
Laa...sorry I misunderstood! I am Happier to have a Malaysian friend dropping by! ;)

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