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Red Bean Mochi, Osaka-Ya

As summer comes to a close, the line for Sacramento’s best snow cones starts to wane at Osaka-Ya. The tiny, tenured supermarket makes another treat, no less delicious and more fit for eating year-round: its assorted mochis. Starting at $1.40 each, the best seller is filled with Skippy-style peanut butter—available in smooth or crunchy—but for my money, the best-of-show is filled with red bean paste. Possessing a subtle sweetness and a pleasantly mealy texture, it’s wrapped in rice-based dough that’s perfectly soft. 2215 10th Street, (916) 446-6857.