Japanese-Inspired Pop-Up Mochiko Blends Innovation and Tradition to Create Artful Eats
Mochiko is a new Cincinnati culinary endeavor that takes inspiration from a style of Japanese cuisine known as “yoshoku,” which incorporates Western recipes with Eastern ingredients and sensibilities. Elaine Townsend bakes the sweets and Erik Bentz cooks the savories.
If you've dined at Money Chicken or Pleasantry in the past few months, it's possible you've seen adverts for one of Mochiko's pop-up events. Bentz’s ramen, omurice and fried katsu cutlets are served alongside Townsend’s beautiful and diverse range of pastries and desserts. This duo has already established a cult-like following with some devotees that have yet to miss a meal since their first event in May. Their latest dinner at Money Chicken sold out in the first hour.
Follow Mochiko on Instagram @mochikocincy to find out when you can get a chance to try their dinner menu at the next pop-up.