I was lucky enough to be invited to several Japanese homes last weekend; one of them happened to belong to obaasan (grandmom). Without speaking any English, she managed to teach me and my friends how to make delicious anko (red bean) paste filled rice cakes, mochi. I have seen mochi before, but not like this. And I have to admit, the taste of a pan-hot fresh home-made mochi is something quite unique, and delicious!
The ingredient list is simple, and can be found in at least Asian supermarkets. All you need is rice flour, red bean paste (or boiled/banned red beans, pureed) and water, plus oil for frying.