A Chewy Taste of Heaven from Japan
Today I make a visit to Dezato Dezato, a Japanese Dessert shop specialising in Daifuku Mochis straight from Japan. However, they also sell premium Japanese Ice-cream Monaka, a Japanese sweet made of azuki bean jam filling nestled in-between two thin crisp wafers made from mochi.
According to Dezato Dezato, Daifuku Mochi, or “Great Luck Rice Cake” directly translated from Japanese, were made by the wives of Samurais for their husbands as a sign of good luck in their battles in feudal Japan. Dezato Dezato now brings us these delectable desserts straight from Japan’s very own rice capital, Niigata.
They promise that every Daifuku is made with the best ingredient you could ever have in any dessert–love. Also, to ensure you get all of that love in every bite, they make sure to use only premium Japanese ingredients as well as the best rice available. These have allowed Dezato Dezato to perfect the art of recreating the very same Daifuku that have brought the Samurais home after their hard-fought battles.
But, enough history lesson. We are here to sink our teeth into some delicious mochis. Right off the bat, you are greeted with Dezato Dezato’s Daifuku of the Month which is graciously sold at only $2 a piece. This month’s Daifuku was “Marron Cream”–more on that later!
Besides that, the store offers a plethora of different flavours and variations of mochi which did not do my cravings any favours. Regular Tradition Daifuku are priced at $2.80 per piece with a sweet deal of buying 2 for $5 or 4 for $9.80. Cream Daifuku are also sold at $2.80 per individual piece but are also given the option to buy 6 at $15. There are also Konnyaku Daifuku flavours sold at $1.30 per piece or 15 at $13.
In addition to Daifuku, Dezato Dezato also sells Ice Creams that vary from Daifuku Ice Cream, Monaka Ice Cream and Kochi Ice priced from $3 to $4.80.
For today’s visit, I decided to get the pick of the month, the “Marron Cream”–a confection made from chestnut candied in sugar syrup and glazed. Upon taking my first bite, my teeth did, in fact, sink. The surface of the mochi was soft and smooth followed up by the sweet, creamy filling in the middle of the round ball of glutinous rice. It was beyond my expectations–the textures were just too perfect coupled with the mildly sweet taste of the filling which created a feeling in my mouth which was just out of this world.
Needless to say, I will be going back very soon to try more and I mochivate you to treat your taste buds as well. Dezato Dezato is located at Jcube #02-95 @2 Jurong East Central 1 and are open every day from 12.00PM to 10.00PM. They will also be stationed at Orchard Central level 1 until 26 October where you can try out their award-winning Hokkaido Omocheese Cake, so make sure to catch that, as well.
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