After a long morning of traveling and drooling at all of the food at Nishiki Market, I finally decided to have lunch. It was a tough decision but given my love of mochi, I decided to eat at a restaurant specializing in mochi. Not only did they serve the traditional sweet mochi treats, they also had savory mochi, including grilled mochi and even cheese mochi!
Since I was really hungry, I thought I could handle a mochi noodle soup AND mochi dessert. Sadly, this was not meant to be. Because mochi is made from sticky glutinous rice, it expanded so much in my stomach that I couldn’t possibly fathom the thought of eating another mochi after my main course. The noodle soup I had was good though! It was essentially udon (thick flour noodle) with 2 large pieces of grilled mochi, scallions, and tempura flakes. Very filling and economical! (I think it was about $7.)