Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chocolate of Choice: Chocolate Mochi

Manila-based writer Karla Rey and chocolate mochi

Name Karla Rey
Location Mandaluyong City, Philippines (as of the writing)
Occupation writer, marketing coordinator, landscape contractor
Chocolate of Choice Kozui's Chocolate Mochi

I never really bothered asking what it is made of until I had to. Apparently, it's chocolate with rum gnache at the core of chewy chocolate mochi finished with fine cocoa powder. The size is perfect,
too! Sometimes I would eat it bit by bit and then on other times, I would pop the whole piece into my mouth. The layers mix differently with every bite so the intensity of the chocolate and the, hmmm, "other flavor" vary. (Come to think of it, I haven't tried not chewing so I'm not sure if it can melt away like most chocolates).

 - Karla, Manila
Pssst, make it at home! Here's a chocolate mochi recipe.

Did a chocolate make you smile today? Send me a picture of you and your favorite chocolate at and tell me why you like it. I want to meet you! - Kris
Hey, Manila! Have you been to Kozui yet? It's this really cool, must-eat Japanese tea place in Tomas Morato. Read my review here (blast from the past, all the way from 2007!), and if you haven't been, do yourself a favor and GO.


  1. Kozui is awesome. It's one of my favorite Japanese places and it's not in a mall either!

  2. I LOVE Kozui! Ayayay i miss the iced genmaicha tea...