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Exterior view of Koka Mochi Workshop

Mochi of Shiga Habutae glutinous rice cake of stretchy and chewy at [Koga Mochi Kobo] in Koka, Shiga

Sales office of an agricultural corporation located in Kosaji, Koka City.
The area was once the bottom of Lake Biwa and is blessed with clay soil called "zurinko." The area is famous for its high quality glutinous rice, Shiga Haniue glutinous rice. In addition to selling rice cakes and other processed products, a food and beverage corner is open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The menu includes freshly pounded rice cakes and chikara udon noodles.

Inside the Koka Mochi Workshop

The rice cakes are made with a firm, elastic texture that is surprisingly resilient. Yomogi mochi, with its rich aroma, is a popular takeout item.

Mugwort mochi from Koga Mochi Kobo

Mugwort mochi (2 pieces), 300 yen, uses mugwort with only the new shoots picked by hand, and is filled with a generous amount of bean paste from Minakuchi Seian.

The crispy and chewy arare (rice crackers) come in an assortment of five varieties, including ao nori (green laver) and yuzu (yuzu citron). Both are made of Shiga Habutae glutinous rice flour. The shop is closed during the summer, so look forward to its reopening in September.

Handmade arare (rice crackers) from Koka Mochi Kobo

Handmade hail 220 yen

Koga mochi workshop

  • Kougamochi Koubou
  • 2121-1 Kosaji, Koka-cho, Koka-shi, Shiga Prefecture
  • 8 minutes by car from JR Terasho Station
    14 minutes by car from the Shin-Meishin Expressway "Konan IC"
  • Tel.0748-88-4076
  • 8:30-17:30
    Food & Beverage Corner Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    10:00 - around 16:00 (LO/15:30)
  • Closed on Mondays and Wednesdays, May 29-September 15
  • All seats non-smoking No private room 15 parking lots
  • https://www.facebook.com/koka.mochi/
  • PHOTO/Takahiro Takami, TEXT/Tomomi Uryu
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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