Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream
118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, California 90012
Since I finally upgraded my stone age cellphone to an iPhone 4S not too long ago, I have decided to take advantage of the 8MP camera for my blog. I hoping this way it makes it so much easier for me to do a quick post on a place while still providing some decent visuals
Anyways, most folks have had a mochi ice cream in their lifetime and if so, it was most likely from Mikawaya. They aren’t too hard to find, just go to a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. So I know you are thinking yawn boring, so the 90′s. I writing about Mikawaya because besides the fact that they are still an awesome treat that you can’t resist to have more than one of, it’s their mochilato (mochi + gelato) that are amazing! Especially the odd flavor ones that you can’t find in the stores. So do yourself a favor and ignore the ones that you can buy in the stores and be adventurous.
I would say there are about over ten flavors to choose from. I got six of them: coconut, peaches and cream, guava, toasted almond, chocolate hazelnut, and pistachio. No need to wait and have them defrost like the ones in the stores, they’re all super fresh, soft, ready to eat, and delicious! But everyone has a favorite. Mine were the guava and the toasted almond. My friend, Liz loved the pistachio. I also liked how intense the mochilato of the coconut was and the little bits of shredded coconut mixed in it. Can’t wait to go back and check out some more of their flavors.