Mochi Ball Heaven
Every single time D.J. and I got rained out, we always ended up eating and justifying it by saying it would count as a food post. I swear I've gained about seven pounds in the last month with all the food I have been consuming. Obviously you can't tell in these pictures because of my over-sized cardi, but you'll just have to take my word on it. These were snapped while I frolicked around Japantown in San Francisco. There was no way I could pass by a mochi stand and NOT stop and let my taste buds enjoy. These little babies were filled with a delicious red bean filling, and their soft texture and sweet flavor made every bite just as delightful as the first. Best $1.50 I spent that day. I also got this awesome little owl phone charm that I love, but everyone else apparently thinks I am ridiculous for purchasing such a thing. I will have to post a picture up here so you guys can be the judge. But, I personally think my cool factor went up like at least 10 points now that I have it.
And before I go, I just wanted to share the above prints of San Francisco by local Bay Area artist, Tomoko Maruyama. I saw these literally right as I was walking out the door of J-Town. I have never seen more beautiful prints of my hometown. All the bright colors give me such a warm feeling about my gorgeous hometown. If not for the mochi balls alone, I will be coming back to stock up on some of this charming artwork.