Adventures in Dessert - Mochi Japanese Rice Cakes

Yesterday I tried mochi - a Japanese sweet treat (not officially called a dessert) with different colored rice balls and a sweet red bean paste in the center.

Ever since I tried Red Bean Ice Cream and loved it, I've decided to be adventurous with Japanese "desserts", if you will, when I get sushi.

The verdict: I like the ice cream more, so I would rather try the other flavors offered, like green tea or mango, before I went back to mochi. But it was fun to try. And, from what I can tell, less calroies and fat than things like chocolate mint sticks or pie, which was available in abundance these last few days...