Mochi Cooking Class

Mochi Cooking Class

Burnaby, BC

Episode description

We are joined by one of our favourite 12-year-olds, Miss Maya, in this episode of the Culture Travels Podcast, as she and her mom, Manami, teach us how to make mochi to celebrate the New Year! As we bake, we chat about their family’s Japanese Canadian traditions, their first experiences and impressions visiting Japan, and where to source out Japanese cooking ingredients in Canada.

Read on, on for the pumpkin mochi recipe that we made, more on the history of mochi and its importance in Japanese culture, the Japanese words that Miss Maya taught us, and to discover more about the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby, BC: