If you have a look around, you will find tons of cookbooks and a lot of them are really nice. Even I usually do not get my inspiration from books, my way just did not get around this one. The IZAKAYA cookbook written by my friends, the owners of Mochi Vienna, has a personal touch to me. Edi, Nicole, Tobi and Sandra are not only restaurant owners nor do they lead the Mochi as a typical one. Once entered, one will be at home in the company of good friends for the time being there.
The best evenings are those when the glasses never go empty from aperitif to the last drink. Those where conversations pick up pace with each plate and everyone goes home feeling good, having shared more than one great meal. This is Izakaya! The Japanese pub stands for family hospitality and a Umami cuisine that is unparalleled outside of Japan – and that can be found in Mochi Vienna.
Opened in 2012 by my four friends, the restaurant has achieved cult status in no time with its unique cuisine style. In this book they reveal the most popular Mochi recipes for the first time: fresh ingredients meet the full taste of soy sauce and sake and are easily combined into delicious dishes and served in the sharing principle. Between the recipes interspersed information about the Japanese food culture provide a topic of conversation. With good food in the company of friends, the most ubiquitous Japanese gesture comes naturally: a smile.