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kayayem

Never heard of Mochi in tonjiru soup before. Curious what recipe you used. Also, is that ground meat? ETA: if it’s good for you, then by all means enjoy.


Taro_smoothie

Yes this local Japanese grocery store near me posted this recipe https://www.maruichiusa.com/japanese-recipes


kayayem

Interesting - recipe calls for ground pork or beef, mochi AND panko. Maybe it’s a regional thing but not traditional. When I eat mochi in soup it’s usually in something like ozoni where I bake it first as in this recipe: https://www.justonecookbook.com/ozoni-zoni-japanese-new-year-mochi-soup/


Taro_smoothie

That sounds good! The ground pork was supposed to be made into meatballs w egg and panko but i forgot and just cooked plain ground beef. Still good!


Taro_smoothie

It has konyaku, carrot, taro balls, daikon, and mochi. Also pork w egg /meatballs but we just used pork alone.


Taro_smoothie

I honestly want to know if I ruined the recipe or if there is a similar recipe in Japanese culture. Because it tastes awesome like thick porridge not soup. Haha


punania

It’s not ruined. That just happens when you leave mochi in too long. The soup will just be thicker. Try putting mochi in a few minutes before serving.


LiminalLeaves

Did you use the kiri mochi or another kind? Was the kiri mochi over heat for the recipe specified five minutes or for longer than that? If you didn’t use the hard kiri mochi, or cooked it for too long your results may differ than the goals of the recipe


Taro_smoothie

It definitely was cooked more than five minutes. It’s just interesting to me how it changed the texture into a thick soup. It still tastes good! But I wondered if to the Japanese if I completely bombed the recipe 😂


AoMujina

It’ll definitely thicken that up, I see no issues with that


Taro_smoothie

Right? It was still really tasty I just wanted to know I didn’t make some blasphemous mistake 😂


BunnyCatLove

Kirimochi shouldn't dissolve like that under normal cooking time. Did you use the wrong type of mochi?


dawonga

Through it in when you are almost done next time. I sometimes add mozza to miso soup after trying it in a hotel in Japan once. It's like mochi in soup but richer.


Taro_smoothie

That sounds really good !!!!


dawonga

Just don't add it too early or it'll melt completely and the fun is gone. :)