Our signature dessert kofuku is always bite-sized, and there’s a reason for that.
Japan’s standard mochi dessert, daifuku, is spelled with two Chinese characters, 大 (dai), which means “big”; and 福 (fuku), luck. We opted for 小福 kofuku — 小 (ko) meaning “small” — to suggest a little bliss that we wish to bring with each of our mochi desserts. It’s a sweet coincidence that, when spelled 幸福, kofuku also means “happiness”.
Each season is expressed through ingredients. Spring begins with sakura (cherry blossoms), broccoli rabe, strawberries and raspberries, followed by elderflower, rose, edamame and sansho (Japanese pepper) in summer. As autumn approaches we’ll pick chrysanthemum, apples, grapes, chestnuts and hazelnuts; and yuzu and kumquats in winter…. Even within one season, the taste and the form change gradually from hashiri through nagori.
Indulge and enjoy each season, with lots of small happinesss from mochi Rin.