Versatile food that Japanese put on and in everything. It's high-calorie and quite compact, so one mochi square is about the same as a bowl of rice. VERY fun to make! Pound, Pound, Pound! Cons: (Mostly older) people die from asphyxiation each year at the New Year, from choking on mochi. Take care when eating, as it's very sticky. Chew, and no extreme sports while eating it.