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Whole Foods Has An EPIC New Self-Serve Mochi Bar

I hope you’re sitting down while reading this, just so you can immediately get back up and rush out to Whole Foods.

If they don’t have one already, your local Whole Foods Market may be getting a self-serve mochi ice cream station soon. We went to investigate, and yep, it was as satisfying as we imagined it would be.

If you aren’t familiar with mochi, it is a traditional Japanese sweet rice cake that can be molded with ice cream, or other fillings to create a bite sized, sweet dessert.

At any given time, Whole Foods will have at least a dozen flavors for you to go absolutely HAM over. This includes the classic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, plus an indulgent raspberry white chocolate, sakura, mango, and much much more to drool over.

At this time, there are only a handful of self-serve mochi bars in Southern California, Las Vegas, Wheaton, IL and their flagship store in Austin, Texas.

Priced at $2 per mochi, or $20 for a baker’s dozen, you can take your ice cream obsession as far as you’re willing to go! Just try your hardest not to sample all the flavors and put them back half eaten. Don’t be that guy.

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Souffle Pancakes Are Asia’s Latest Pastry Hype

We all know that pancakes are pretty much a staple in the American breakfast food realm, while the soufflé is standard in French cuisine. Fuse the culinary concepts of the two dishes, take them to Japan, and you’ve got Cloud 9 on a casserole.

The latest pastry plug in Japan is the souffle pancake! Thicker than a Snicker, softer than your girl’s booty, and… probably just as tasty; this dish continues to pop up in cafes around Japan, and the rest of Asia.

Served similarly as you would a short stack (only taller), the pancakes are as fluffy and fidgety as you’d expect, due to the soufflé egg properties.

The moment we sniff out the nearest cafe with these bad boys on the menu, we might have to take a break from waffles for a minute…

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