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Matcha Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

This soft and fluffy green tea mochi ball is stuffed with sweet surprises.


  • 6 whole strawberries, hulled
  • 240 grams shiro an (white bean paste)
  • 100 grams shiratamako ( sweet rice flour )
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 160 milliliters water
  • Potato starch
  • Matcha powder
  • Salted sakura petals
  • Gold leaf


  1. Divide shiro an into six equal portions. Place one portion on top of a sheet of plastic wrap. Top it off with one whole strawberry. Wrap tightly.
  2. In a bowl, combine shiratamako, sugar, 2 teaspoons matcha powder and water and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes at 600 watts. Mix until smooth.
  3. Once the mochi has cooled enough to touch, divide into six equal portions. Place the mochi onto a tray lined with a liberal dusting of potato starch. Flatten into a round shape. Place strawberry and shiro an onto the mochi and wrap into a ball.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and dust with matcha powder. Garnish with salted sakura petals and gold leaf.