We had a long day out at Showa Kinen Koen, and on our way back to our lodgings, we came across a shop selling a summer Oyatsu (Oyatsu means a snack) – Hon Warabi Mochi, they were handing out little pieces for free test tasting, and we got curious despite being super tired, and didn’t regret trying it out!
The packaging has this URL: http://www.kanesue.net
It was so delicious we went back for more on a different day, the 2nd time we went, the person who served us know that we’re foreigners (LOL) and after we paid, he said “4 days” to us (if I didn’t recall wrongly) he meant this can keep for up to 4 days in the fridge :)
The brown powder is finely ground soy beans – kinako. The mochi is soft but bouncy, and when chilled it is really refreshing :) I’m drooling as I type this! XP~~~
Highly recommended if you’re in Japan in the summer and come across their little shop inside the Ikebukuro station :)