Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Best Handmade Mochi - "Two Ladies Kitchen" - Hilo

Wonder what to bring back from your stay in Hilo?
Why, "Two Ladies Kitchen" mochi of course!In their 70's, the Uchida's and Kishimoto's wake up at 4am to start hand making this traditional Japanese treat. The mochi is soft, individually crafted, with a fine texture that lets you know you're eating the real home made thing--not some microwaved version. What dedication they put into their food craft. And how lucky we are to enjoy their little delights.
Also, try their daifuku mochi, filled with an (bean) and a plump and juicy strawberry. Only other place I had daifuku was in Japan during the 3 month strawberry season. Yum!

Where it's at:
274 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-4766

{thanks Gina for the set of "Two Ladies" mochi at Christmas}
{thanks Aunty for sharing this treat when I first arrived on the Big Island}

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