Ohagi and Botamochi are very popular because of their rich, sweet taste. But they also come in two varieties that you should be aware of before you cook them up at home. One is koshian (smooth red bean paste), and the other is tsubuan (chunky red bean paste).
What does Ohagi smell like?
Yes, it does taste like peanut paste, in fact more of a peanut cream because its sweet more than salty. The milk chocolate on the outside, really smells like roasted peanuts.
What is Ohagi Japanese?
Made with glutinous rice and red bean paste, these Japanese Sweet Rice Balls are offered to ones ancestors and eaten during the spring and autumn equinoxes in Japan. They are called Botamochi in spring and Ohagi in autumn. They are sweet rice balls filled or coated with red bean paste.
What is inside of mochi?
Mochi (Japanese: 餅, もち) is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.