The grain of life: How rice is cooked in 6 different Asian countries
As a staple food throughout much of Asia, rice holds significant historical and cultural worth.
Language in particular can reveal valuable i...
McDonald’s China unveils chocolate mochi burger, prawn and pineapple burger for Children’s Day
To celebrate the upcoming Children’s Day, McDonald’s China has released nine new items: the Galaxy soda, sea salt coconut McFlurry, star-sh...
111-Year-Old Mochi Ice Cream Shop in LA’s Little Tokyo Shuts Down
Little Tokyo’s revered mochi ice cream shop Mikawaya, located in Los Angeles, has closed permanently after more than a century.
115-Year-Old Mochi Shop Set to Close or Be Sold in SF Japantown
Japantown’s esteemed mochi shop Benkyodo, located in San Francisco, may allegedly close down due to the owners’ retirements.
Magical Machine Blows Any Ordinary Rice Cooker Out of the Water
Just when you thought the internet couldn’t get any weirder, a video of a “strange rice cooker” is going viral for what it makes...
Why Mochi is the Deadliest Food in Japan on New Year’s Day
A man in Tokyo died after eating what has been called the “most dangerous” food traditionally served in Japan on New Year’s Day....
Taiwanese F-16 Fighter Pilot Criticized for Packing Boxes of Mochi in Jet
In a move that might make Top Gun’s Maverick smile, a mid-level officer was reported to be transporting two boxes of mochi in his cock...
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