Odango: Japanese Mini-Mochi Dumplings
By Ninja Baker on August 30, 2012
Japanese Mini-Mochi Odango Dumplings with Mitarashi Sauce
In this week's blog, I ask you to imagine that you're delivering a sealed, confidential letter from the castle of the Shogun in Edo (the ancient name for Tokyo) to a princess living in the Imperial palace in Kyoto. As you experience the adventure, you'll visit a roadside café to quiet the noises from your grumbling stomach. At the café you'll be presented with knowledge about this ancient treat – that regained popularity in Japan in 1999 when a song about odango catapulted to number one.
The treat endures to this day and remains one of this Ninja Baker's favorites. Perhaps it will soon be your favorite Japanese treat, too. Or maybe you’ll love the Ninja Baker’s modernized cake pop odango. Instructions follow.
The Ninja Baker's Odango-Style Cake Pops
For a taste of a trip to Kyoto, click here or visit NinjaBaking.com.
The Ninja Baker
P.s. On my blog, you'll also see The Ninja Baker's Gluten-Free Japanese Plum Wine Cream Puffs recipe which was featured on Recipes for Happiness at Allrecipes.com.