Watch This Man Practically Risk Life And Limb To Make The Perfect Mochi
The sight of watching an insanely fast mochi maker in Japan work his magic is totally nuts. The whole mochi-making process involves aggressive pounding, smashing and flipping glutinous rice at crazy high speeds. It’s pretty much a sport. Check it out for yourself.
Mochi making is pretty risky business, and in making three pounds of mochi per second, Mitsuo Nakatani doesn’t f**k around. Mochi makers have to be in complete coordination or chances are, someone’s going to get hurt.
Mochi is a Japanese snack that confuses people. It’s mushy, soft, sweet, gelatinous, sometimes filled with ice cream and weirdly satisfying. The tiny dessert ball is a pounded sticky rice cake that comes in all different flavors and varieties.
Hungry tourists come from all over to watch the highly-respected Nakatani in his element. We’re in awe.