mochi moon cake

DSC05046At this time of year, moon cakes make their appearance in the shops in celebration of the traditional Chinese mid-autumn festival. A variety of moon cakes are available to suit every taste, including durian, chestnut, and sesame. But this one is my favorite. It is a mochi moon cake, a scoop of chocolate ice cream encased in a sweet rice dough that the Japanese call mochi. It’s cold, sweet, and chewy!