Monday, January 2, 2012

Mochi Sweets @ The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur

*Note: There will be a mochi-making demonstration at Tokyo St New Events Hall, Pavilion KL at 12pm and 2pm today (2/1/2012). 

For the Japanese, New Year is one of the most important and significant celebrations for them. Mochi is traditionally made before the Japanese New Year and eaten during the day. If you like sweet treats, then try these mochis from Mochi Sweets. 

Purple potato (RM3.50)

There are 2 Mochi Sweets outlets in KL, one in Tokyo Street, Pavilion KL and another in The Gardens Mall on the second floor. We've been eyeing these mochis for a while now, but have always been too full everytime we walked past. Until last week after the movies (we had a movie marathon - Sherlock Holmes and Mission Impossible 4:Ghost Protocol, both highly recommended), we were in need of a snack and decided to bring some mochi home to share with our family. I'm not sure if it's made here but they have imprinted the word "Fully Imported" on their counter.

There are a total of 12 flavours here; black chocolate, blueberry cream, sakura, mango yoghurt, chestnut cream (RM4.00 each), cream chocolate, red bean, purple potato, green tea, peach cream, caramel macchiato and strawberry (RM3.50 each). Since it was hard to decide which flavours to go for (they all sound good!), we went for the 12 Flavours Set for RM40 so we get them to try them all! There is also another set called "6 top selling flavours set" for RM21. The price is a little high for mochi, but if the quality is good, I don't mind paying a premium price.

12 Flavours set - a translucent sheet to tell you what flavour you're tasting

Cute festive paperbag

When you purchase the product, you will be given a box of frozen mochi. To be honest, I do not like buying frozen stuff so I was quite unhappy to see the staff taking out a box from the freezer. But I told myself to taste it first before making any judgment. The recommended defrost time is 20minutes in summer and 40minutes in winter and best consumed when mochi skin turns soft.

However, we waited for 2 hours and the filling was still very cold inside. Is it meant to be like this? Flavour and texture wise, the mochi was excellent. We enjoyed all the flavours, all unique in its own way and quite distinctive. My favorite is the mango yoghurt, and peach cream, in fact I think I enjoyed all the fruity flavours. The skin is soft and the cream really adds to the filling. We enjoyed our mochi with some Christmas tea.

When we paid at the counter, we asked the staff how long we could keep this for and she said 3 days in the fridge. In my opinion, I think the mochi has to be consumed on the day of purchase (also as stated on their packaging!!!) as it becomes too soft the following day.

Green tea 

Purple potato

Mango yoghurt - my fav!

Caramel macchiato - Hubby likes this. 

I think we were given two blueberry cream mochi and no sakura, as there was no difference in taste. 

Cream chocolate

Chestnut cream

Peach cream

Black chocolate

The display at Mochi Sweets, The Gardens Mall

How did you celebrate the New Year? Here's hoping 2012 will be a great year for all. :)

Full set of photos can be viewed here.

Verdict: One of the best mochis we've tasted, however do consume on day of purchase for maximum pleasure :)

Price: RM3.50 or RM4.00, depending on flavour.

Location: Mochi Sweets, S-K01, Second Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.


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  1. Might pay this place a visit since i love daifukus!

  2. Hi, first time here :)
    Yes, I tasted these mochi before and they are very very good. LIke it very much just that it quite pricey :(

  3. Looks like an interesting sweet. What is the outside made of? Is it some type of rice dough?

  4. looks like we had the same problem. i think if we leave them all in the box, they remain hard & cold for an unusually long time, but if we buy them individually, they'll be OK to eat in 15 minutes.
    but gosh, looks like mid valley gardens is quite a dessert haven now, with delectable by su's stuff, frozen yogurt, bubble tea, and now, mochi :D

  5. Wabbitfoot: Thanks for dropping by. Agree price for these are a little high but at least they taste good.

  6. The Yum List: The skin is made of glutinous rice.. if you've tasted snowskin mooncakes or tong yuen before, it's similar to that. Should be both soft and a little chewy.

  7. Sean: Next time we'll just get individual pieces, since we sort of know which are our favorite flavours :)

  8. this chain is from shanghai, china. masquerading as "japanese"....... oh well......

  9. owh no wonder I always see a crazy long queue for them! (at the pavilion branch). Imma give them a try soon :)

  10. This mochi is the same as the on at Tokyo Street, Pavilion rite? I've tried it...really not bad hor...

  11. aa: I thought it was a chain from Hong Kong? Regardless, it tastes good so doesn't matter where it's from right.

  12. Melissa: Yeah, same one as Tokyo Street. The one in The Gardens is newly opened.


    food from china tastes good but......
    masquerading as japanese.......
    at these pricing levels.......
    u can get real japanese products, made in japan, with authentic japanese taste.....

    be an enlightened consumer, not just being superficial and get taken in by just the packaging and marketing. know what u buy and consume.

  14. aa: Do share where we can get Japanese mochi in KL. I would love to go try.

  15. there is no authentic, 100% fully imported japanese mochi available for sale in a shop in msia. don't bother to go and look.

    in japan or the us, thats the price of a very good moichi - @ us$1.50 each

    thats beside the point - point being this outfit is not being 100% honest about the origin of their product.

    u yourself mentioned them listing it as "fully imported", but from where? why don't they put it as "imported from china"? do u really think consumers, even in msia, would buy and consume it with such earnestness?

    in its ads, it infers its product is from japan, and thus the prices its charging. prices are almost the same as its sold in hk, where average income is almost 5 times higher than msia.

    know what u r buying, consuming and where its from. and not fall for all the superficial gloss u get directly from the retailer. thats the point.

    1. I was told by the sales lady that mochi at Tokyo Street @Pavillion were imported from HK NOT Japan. The authentic Japanese mochi will NEVER have cream inside the fillings!!!! I knew this because it is one of my fav, as I had been staying in Tokyo for 3 years.

    2. imported from hk but made in china, specifically, shanghai. don't be a gullible consumer.


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