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Kusa mochi (草餅, literally "grass mochi"), also known as kusamochi or yomogi mochi, is a Japanese sweet. It is considered a seasonal dish for spring. It is made from mochi and leaves of Japanese mugwort or (more traditionally) from Jersey cudweed. It may also be filled with red bean paste.

Kusa mochi
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Alternative namesYomogi mochi
TypeWagashi
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsMochi, yomogi leaf; red bean paste

Kusa mochi may also be used to make a kind of daifuku called yomogi daifuku.

See alsoEdit

  • qingtuan, the original Chinese form of this dish, also consumed during the spring
  • caozai guo, the Taiwanese form