Friday, April 04, 2008

Hanaichimon-me @ Little Tokyo Square

Mochi ice cream isn't the only Japanese dessert. (And just for the record, "mochi" doesn't necessarily contain ice cream.) One of my favorites is an-mitsu ($3.50), this one containing a cocktail mix of bananas, pineapples and mandarin oranges alongside sweet red beans, agar jelly and plump pinches of mochi.

It's the kind of stuff to cool down with on a blistering hot day in Japan, though these days young people would rather do the American thing: chill at Baskin-Robbins.

33 S. Alameda St., #303
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Little Tokyo Square, 3F)

(213) 626-3514
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I luv Japanese Ice cream said...

you are right, mochi has usually a red bean filling, but I like the japanes ice cream version better.
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marias23 said...

Yum, in Tokyo, they have green tea soft serve ice cream along with the red bean paste, mochi and jelly chunks!

Angel said...

Wow this is nearly exactly the same as Korea's "Pat bing su"
sounds nice!

H. C. said...

Is that the place with the one-eye girl logo? It's been ages since I've been there, but I fondly remembered their yakisoba combo/bento-ish meals. Guess now I'll be trying their an-mitsu too, if I have the stomach for it.

Pirikara said...

Wow, lots of comments for this one! fun~
Ice cream girl/boy - For me, "mochi" is just mochi, a no-frills treat usually consumed during New Years. When you add things in the middle it's called "mochi-gashi." But yeah, mochi ice cream is pretty good.

Hi Marias23 - Ooh sounds interesting. Never had it like that! But then again, I was lactose intolerant when I was living in Tokyo. =(

Hey Angel -I didn't know they had a Korean equivalent for this. Cool. Do they spice it up? =P

Hi H.C. - Yup, it's the one-eyed girl shop. I love their old school menu. It's nice to see this place last all these years, isn't it?


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cari said...

Never had the sweets.
Maybe I'll give it a try sometime but I must say the lunches are pretty disgusting here.