Put the mochi cake on a piece of kitchen parchment paper!
Microwave at 700 W for 20 seconds, then flip the mochi over and microwave for another 10 seconds, until the mochi puffs up. (Adjust the times depending on your microwave oven.)
Take the mochi out, and spread it out a bit.
Put a piece of chocolate in the middle...
Fold in half, pinch the edges closed, and it's done! ~
Eat while it's still hot. I guarantee, you'll become addicted to this.
At 1000 W, the microwave time is the same as at 700 W.
At 500 W, it's 30 seconds on one side, and 20 seconds on the other.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I was in high school (a very long time ago....), I learned this way of eating mochi from a friend. It's so delicious, I can eat 6 or 7 of these even in the morning, so I gained weight.. This was a forbidden recipe for me until recently.
In Step 3, the best timing is to stop the microwave when the mochi has puffed up and is just about to roll over!! In Step 5, you can increase the number of chocolate cubes up to 5. In Step 6, be sure to pinch the edges very securely. This is to prevent the chocolate from melting out from the sides.