By Kaye Mangabat
QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA – People who have a sweet tooth may find it hard to resist a chocolate truffle “mochi,” a Japanese rice cake that’s been popular among dessert lovers.
The chocolate truffle mochi at Dezato Mochi, in particular, is worth a try. The soft and fluffy texture of the rice cake with a savory chocolate filling is enough to induce a mouth-watering experience for chocolate lovers.
The process of making mochi is not that complicated, says Kris Evangelista, who took our orders at Dezato. “It usually takes only 5-10 seconds to create a mochi provided that the ingredients are already there,” Kris says.
Each mochi is shaped like a “jackstone” ball and costs P40. “We usually earn between P8,000 to P12,000 on a regular day,” he says, adding their cafe already has regular customers.
Maria Gorre, the young entrepreneur behind of Dezato Mochi Cafe, started her business in 2006. It was initially a home business until she expanded it into a cafe in New Manila.
If you like chocolate, you can also try the other fillings like milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate. If you have a more adventurous taste, try their white chocolate with green tea or milk chocolate with peanut butter.
You can also try the sampler of fresh fruit mochis – for P75 you can have four bite-sized pieces and choose from Apple Pie Cream, Mango Cream, Avocado Cream, Hazelnut Spread with Banana and Frozen Choco Dipped.
Kris assures me that their mochis are freshly baked daily. You can also try their pastas if you’re feeling hungry but do save some space for dessert.
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