Wednesday, April 26, 2006

fuku wa puku puku

fuku wa puku pukuLisette and I have been watching this season of 24 with Mike and Joy. Apart from the pleasure of sharing snarky comments about technical impossibilities and admiring Jack Bauer’s awesomeness, the best part of watching on Mike’s TIVO is that he and Joy are excellent hosts. They always have tasty snacks.

Tonight’s treats were Japanese sweets from the Mitsuwa Marketplace. We sampled two types of Sakura mochi and then some special daifuku. The daifuku we tried had purple potato and cream inside and mochi on the outside, and it has the best name ever: fuku wa puku puku. It’s name alone is enough to make it the cool thing of the day but it is really tasty too.

Mitsuwa Marketplace: 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA (408) 255-6699