This is not a sponsored review and because of this I won’t mention where I bought this set, if you do an online search using the name of this kit you’ll be able to find this one in several webshops.
Meigum – Odangoya-san –Elaborate
Extra supplies: Water, Scissors, Plate.
With this kit you create the candy versions of five traditional Japanese sweets: strawberry daifuku, taiyaki, warabimochi, kashiwa mochi and roll cake matcha. This is a newer version of a kit I’ve previously reviewed, which you can find here. The main difference is the kinds of candies you can make, the previous version included a different variety, although they did keep some elements like the strawberry daifuku. Each kit includes a few moulds, a spoon, several powders and a bag for mixing.
The white mochi tasted neutral, it was slightly sweet and a bit chewy. It didn’t have a very distinct flavour to it except for the slight hint of sweetness. The pink mochi was slightly chewy as well and had a sweet, yet slightly sour flavour to it. It tasted like artificial strawberry flavouring. The green mochi tasted a little sweet and I think it tasted like green tea, but I can’t be sure since I’ve never had green tea. It’s not a flavour I appreciate.
The ‘red bean paste’ tasted a little like tea to me, but I’ve never had actual red bean paste so I’m not sure how it should taste. It was sweet but not very sweet. I didn’t really like this flavour.
The see-through jelly was slightly sweet, had a jelly-like texture, a little less firm, and didn’t have a specific taste I could identify besides sweet.
I didn’t expect much from this kit, since I didn’t really love the flavours of the previous version either. Regardless it was still a fun kit to make.
There are quite a few parts to this kit and you need to work pretty carefully, so it does take up some time.
This kit isn’t super easy or super hard to make, as long as you follow the instructions and make sure your mochi doesn’t stick to your fingers. Be careful when removing the candies from their moulds, since you might accidentally change their shapes.
As you can see on the pictures below, the final product looks pretty similar to the packaging. The colours are a bit off though and the textures don’t entirely match up.
TIP: If the mochi sticks to your fingers, then dip your fingertips in some water. This makes it a lot easier to get them into the mould properly.
Want to enjoy this kit again?
Clean the mould with warm water, after using it, and let it air dry. Don’t use soap to clean the mould.
If you want to reuse the mould you could shape some of mochi, fondant or marzipan in it. You could use the moulds to recreate these candies, but also to create decorations for other sweets you make.