Spring Wagashi: Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎
Itadakimono: The sakura cherry season is about upon us again. The ‘early’ variety of sakura are just starting to bloom in Kyoto. So, that means sakura everything, including food for about the next month or so. I was given this box of sakura and yomogi gyuhi mochi by a dinner guest the other day. Here it is.

Gyuhi Mochi with Azuki Beans
This gyuhi mochi is from Sentaro. Yomori (mugwort) is a herb that is very commonly added to mochi for flavor and medicinal effects. In this sakura gyuhi mochi, the salted sakura blossoms were clearly visible, however did not have a very pronounced taste. The taste of sakura, especially the leaves is surprisingly strong.

Interestingly, this gyuhi mochi also included azuki beans. The taste was nice, but not exceptional.

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi from Sentaro – Package
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi – Opened
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi – Served
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi – detail
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎
Notice the sakura petals in the mochi.

Sakura Gyuhi Mochi – detail
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi – detail
Sakura Yomogi Gyuhi Mochi 桜と蓬のもちひ 仙太郎

*We have reviewed wagashi from Sentaro so many times now on KyotoFoodie that I feel compelled to tell you that they aren’t a sponsor or anything like that, in fact we have never even spoken to anyone at their store.

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