Lotte, the giant confectionery maker from Korea, is huge in Japan, and, naturally, produces a lot of food and sweets here in Japan with a distinctively Japanese twist.
Mochi, or pounded rice cake, is a delicacy in Japan. So is ice cream. But you don't usually see the two together.
But Lotte has created a rice-meets-dairy product called Yukimi Daifuku - yukimi meaning "snow viewing" and daifuku meaning "dumpling," packing ice cream inside a chewy skin of rice cake.
I ate the second one too, so guess which!
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