One of my favorite things about Hawaii, is the influence of the Japanese culture. A place to celebrate that flavor is at Ala Moana Mall at the Japanese department store,Shirokiya! Note : the girls and I are all wearing vintage Aloha wear(thrifted in Texas).
Inside is a treasure box of goodies,oh how I wish I had bought more!
Not to worry though,I scarfed up plenty of Pagoda delights!
These adorable little animals all are wearing Kimonos,you betcha some went home with me!
The top floor is all edible items,including a Japanese bakery.
My South Beach principles went completely down the drain when I sat foot in this store! Mochi is a Japanese rice pastry,my fave version gives you bite size pieces wrapped around ice-cream its SCRUMTRULESCENT !
It is also made fresh in the bakery,here is a couple of versions that made it back to big D with me.The top version has little pancakes wrapped around vanilla flavored Mochi, the bottom tray features strawberry ,coconut,and blueberry.I gotta find a place that sales this in Dallas,or then again perhaps I should let it be a special Hawaiian indulgence!