Maido, the Japanese-owned grocery and market in Ardmore, PA, invites visitors to experience traditional mochi making at their Mochitsuki Festival. Mochitsuki (the pounding to make rice cake) is part of the Japanese New Year celebration. Special rice which is stickier and sweeter than normal rice is pounded with a mallet on a hollowed wooden log and used to make fresh mochi, or sweet rice cakes.
Maido’s Mochitsuki Festival will take place on Friday, December 30 from 1 – 3 PM. Mochi making demos will take place at 1:00, 1:45, and 2:30 PM, and visitors are invited to participate in the mochi pounding, taste samples, and purchase a variety of mochi here in the store. Come, see, taste and experience this traditional Japanese experience!