The Mochi boom has taken off.
Its unique texture not found in French pastries and the nutritional value of the bean paste are reasons for its popularity and the delight of curious Parisians. Mochi is not only tasty, but also gluten-free and vegetarian.
Recently in Paris, many Japanese food and sweet shops have been opened by French people.
After living in Japan for a few years, they are using their experiences to bring these flavours to Paris.
Japanese pastry shops are still secret and confidential. However, with the multiplication of specialised shops, mochi are no longer only known as Asian but also as Japanese. It is interesting to note that two versions are offered: one scrupulously reproduces the Japanese flavours, the other is arranged to suit French tastes.
The combination of the traditional recipe and the local flavour has attracted sweet tooths.