Daifuku (大福) literally means “great luck”! This Japanese dessert is a small, round mochi (glutinous rice cake) filled with some kind of sweet filling. Usually it’s anko–which is a sweetned red bean paste– but there are several variations.
The one variation I really want to taste is the ichigo daifuku. Ichigo is the word for “strawberry” and this type of daifuku looks like this:
In the middle is the strawberry. It’s coverd by a layer of anko, and the anko is coverd by mochi :3
The dango is really sticky. It’s coverd with starch so that it doesn’t stick to your fingers :)
I have no idea of what anko tastes like… It’s made out of beans, so… If you’ve ever tasted it, I’d love to hear how you liked it!