Daifuku is a popular Japanese sweets item.
It’s basically a soft and slightly sweet mochi ball stuffed with sweet bean paste and a fresh strawberry.
I usually wrap the bean paste and strawberry completely inside the mochi, but this time I decided to try a different presentation.
I wrapped a ball of bean paste with mochi first, cut the top using kitchen scissors, and placed a strawberry in that well.
I really liked this because you can see the strawberry without cutting in half, and it gives an interesting look.
For the white bean paste I used butter beans.