A Japanese sweet delicacy called warabimochi is made of bracken starch and is often eaten with kinako (powdered soy) and is dipped on dark molasses. What is bracken starch? It is starch made of a fern — it doesn’t seem edible but it is, and it is delicious. Actually, the mochi that is more like jelly is tasteless on its own, however it goes very well with molasses and kinako. It puts sweets and savory together and has texture. Really, a brilliant dish. I love how Japanese confections use natural ingredients that has a deep and amazing taste!
This is from A to Z Cafe in Omotesando.
A to Z Cafe website: http://atozcafe.exblog.jp