/ Saturday, March 10, 2012 /
We went to IL MERCATO in Metrowalk, Ortigas to have a sumptuous family dinner! Dad said that there's a food bazaar at night (7pm-4am) wherein it offers a variety of food choices from giant Fish Miso, (which my parents ordered for only P150 and they were so full!), lutong-bahay Pinoy favorite meals, there were also Beef Ribs, Shawarma, BBQ, ihaw-ihaw, Pasta, and a whole good of desserts! So delightful! Everything there was fairly priced and budget-friendly. :D What I ordered for myself though was oh-so-gooood Chicken Cordon Bleu!!  :)

One of the best parts of the night was when I tried MOCHI, a dessert which my sister has been raving about! She first had a Mochi when she was staying in LA :)

Sweet ice cream wrapped in soft fluffy dough and dusted with a white powdery coating
This dessert has it's unique, powder-like texture that. This is actually a Japanese confection made from pounded sticky rice which the name 'mochi' came from. 

The pulverized glutinous rice is then stretched to a form that shapes a 'ponkan' fruit. A very appealing mound of heaven's ice cream is inside it which is rich in flavor and very creamy in texture. It is then dusted with powdered sugar to finish the Mochi Balls. There are many flavors to choose from, but the store owner said that the one's that are most in-demand are the Green Tea or what they call as 'Matcha', Red bean or 'Azuki', Chocolate and Strawberry. 

They are usually sold in packs but here in Il Mercato, they sold it individually and it can be quite expensive. Each of these Mochi Balls is sold for P50. For all it's worth, it's a must-try! Truly Decadent! :) Interested to make your own? Have a guide on how to have a homemade Mochi, click here!
The flavor I had was Quesumi 'Cheese' and I love it!

 This chewy sweet bliss dessert tastes good! Picture above was from another blogger who also had a feedback about Mochi ice cream :D Click here


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