Review: I love almond mochi at Red Mango

I have always ordered plain frozen yogurt in any frozen yogurt stand since I never wanted to mix flavors and I have always believed that you'd better enjoy frozen yogurt at its plain state until I found almond mochi at Red Mango Greenbelt 3, Makati.
It was a movie night with friends, hoping to see the ridiculous plot of Salt (why would Russia still be an enemy of the US?) and I opted to wait in Red Mango Greenbelt 3 Makati to get some of those healthy frozen yogurt to relax my full stomach. I have seen all those suggested combinations and even their new offering of chocolate waffles and real chocolate drink but the stingy me thought of still craving for that plain frozen yogurt and I did. I was sold to the name almond mochi so I thought I'd give it a try.
For P130 (medium plain frozen yogurt plus almond mochi topping), the concoction did not bother me thinking it'd lose my craving to savor just the plain sweet, crushed iced-type, milky and soury taste of the yogurt because I munched on the almond mochi after I've eaten the whole frozen yogurt. Voila, the almond mochi was like that type of rice cakes you'd buy at a famous chinese bakery store in supermarket. It took me at least a day to figure out what product reminded me of it. Tikoy, I thought. Almond tikoy you'd buy was similar except that it was drizzled with confectionery sugar you'd be amused.
My idea of mochi was those packed mochi buns made in Japan and Korea, sweet, spongy and filled with candy type flavored syrup that brings out the child in you. These almond mochi may fancy your taste buds to believing it is real almond taste and it sure is. I'd still connote the taste to Tikoy while the rest of you would call it Mochi. Oh well, its just one of the topping. I enjoyed it and I hope to get more of this soon next week.

So, what is mochi?
Mochi (Japanese: ) is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.[1] While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time. Mochi is also a prominent snack in Hawaii, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Thailand.(ganked from wikipedia)

I'd suggest it be called Tikoy because I love the Filipino and I would want the Filipino to believe the mochi be more of Tikoy since Tikoy is in the roots of the Filipino history and culture more than that mochi.

For more information:
Red Mango Frozen Yogurt available in all malls nationwide
Opening Trinoma branch today


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