MochiCream in Los Angeles

Before January passes us by I wanted to share about my recent trip over to MochiCream in Los Angeles. Mochi rice cakes are a classic tea snack in Asian culture, eaten for good luck and prosperity during the New Year, so there couldn’t be a better time to showcase this little gem of a shop.You’ll find MochiCream tucked inside Mitsuwa, a Japanese Market in the South Bay area of LA. The company hails from Japan, and is known for their stuffed mochi, but this time they aren’t filled with bean paste or ice cream.

mochi cream 3These mochi are lighter and softer than the ice cream filled ones that you might have had before. They’re filled with a medium bodied whipped cream and a layer of flavorful jam or paste, in the flavor of your choosing. Double Mango, Apple Pie, Darjeeling, and Sakura are just a few of their hard-to-resist specialties.
My favorite? The Houjicha. The gentle taste of the roasted green tea brings a bitter balance to the sweetness of the mochi cake. Above all, it’s the texture that I love most about these treats…silky, pillow-like, and buttery soft.
If you want to try their mochi in a less traditional shape, try their mochido, or mochi donuts. In the display case, they only feature the fake plastic ones. For the real deal, you’ll need to place your order and then wait 10 minutes for them to thaw before enjoying. 
It’s true, good things come to those who wait. After 10 minutes, the texture of the mochi is soft and fluffy, like a cloud. If you love English scones or French macarons, I’m sure these Japanese mochi are right up your alley.
My best suggestion when it comes to MochiCream is to look over your choices before you get there. Otherwise, you’re going to be tempted to buy dozens of these babies, and then you will eat them all, so it’s a good idea have a game plan. Make sure to stop over at MochiCream in Torrance for a Japanese tea time favorite the next time you are out and about in LA. Along with Fugetsu-Do, a traditional wagashi store in Little Tokyo, MochiCream is one of my favorite places in the city to get a bite of this perfectly chewy confection.

MochiCream in Mitsuwa Marketplace

21515 Western Ave

Torrance, CA 90501

310.328.8333

28 thoughts on “MochiCream in Los Angeles

  1. OMG! I love Mochi and would go crazy if we had one of these stores in my neighbourhood! Phew, thanks for the eye candy! I’ll be dreaming about this for awhile …I wonder if they ship to Canada… 🙂

  2. You see- this is what I mean when commented on the previous tea post- I would lose my mind in a place like this shop! I’m not joking- no game plan whatsoever!! I would be like trying all of them and going back there again the next day! 😀

  3. We don’t have anything like this in Vienna but I ate at Mochicream in Manila and loved the matcha flavour (of course ;)) I also tried Houjicha, blueberry joghurt, oreo and choco banana 🙂

      • thanks Bonnie! Your blog is *gorgeous*. I’ve been on “hiatus” from blogging a couple of months now due to work demands. 😦 I’ve got a backlog of things to post about so hope to get a new post up soon!

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