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Kimochi Valentine's Weekend Pop-Up | Saturday February 17

Kimochi Valentine's Weekend Pop-Up | Saturday February 17

Regular price $10.00 USD
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The Mochi

Kimochi, is a play on words of ‘Ki’ (energy or mood) and ‘Mochi’ (traditional Japanese rice cake),  This mochi is crafted not just to delight the palate but to serve as a vehicle for mindfulness, encouraging you to savor the moment and be fully immersed in the joys of the present.

Each of Kimochi's handcrafted mochi, filled with seasonal fruit, serves as a gentle reminder of the world’s fleeting seasons. These small, carefully crafted treats encourage us all to pause, reflect, and find joy in life’s simple, ephemeral moments. In sharing their mochi, Kimochi hopes to share more than just a treat; they aspire to bring a moment of peace and appreciation for the transient beauty around us, one mochi at a time.

The Menu


4 Piece Valentines Special Strawberry Daifuku (Half Pieces) 

  • Organic local strawberries in house-made white bean paste and fresh mochi, featuring our special Strawberry Chocolate mochi!
  • Contains 4 pieces of strawberries cut in half (1 regular strawberry mochi and 1 chocolate mochi).
  • Must be refrigerated until consumed. Please enjoy within 48 hours from pick-up.
  • Vegan/Gluten-Free Ingredients: High-quality/organic/local fresh fruit, organic sugar, organic lima beans, rice flour, potato starch, cacao powder.


4 Piece Mixed Fruit Sampler (Half Pieces) 

  • Try our popular mixed fruit option with 4 pieces cut in half.
  • Selection varies based on seasonal availability, including common fruits like strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, mango, Asian pear, and muscat grape.
  • Each fruit is cut in half and must be refrigerated until consumed. Please enjoy within 48 hours from pick-up.
  • Vegan/Gluten-Free Ingredients: High-quality/organic/local fresh fruit, organic sugar, organic lima beans, rice flour, potato starch.


4 Piece Mixed Fruit (Whole Fruit)

  • Selection varies based on seasonal availability, including strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, mango, Asian pear, and muscat grape.
  • Whole fruits like strawberry, grape, kiwi; others like pineapple will be cut to a similar size.
  • Must be refrigerated until consumed. Please enjoy within 48 hours from pick-up.
  • Vegan/Gluten-Free Ingredients: High-quality/organic/local fresh fruit, organic sugar, organic lima beans, rice flour, potato starch.


12 Piece Mixed Fruit Platter (Half Pieces)

  • Try our most popular mixed fruit option with 12 pieces cut in half.
  • Selection varies based on seasonal availability, including strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, mango, Asian pear, and muscat grape.
  • Each fruit is cut in half and must be refrigerated until consumed. Please enjoy within 48 hours from pick-up.
  • Vegan/Gluten-Free Ingredients: High-quality/organic/local fresh fruit, organic sugar, organic lima beans, rice flour, potato starch.

The Chef

Japanese-born chef Gemma Matsuyama started her culinary journey in New Jersey, honing her skills from her Italian mother and crafting cream puffs for her Japanese father. Enrolling in an Italian culinary school at 16, she later worked at a farm-to-table restaurant. Gemma ventured to NYC, specializing in pastry, before opening the Pico House food truck and dessert brand Heavy Cream in Los Angeles. After connecting with N/Naka, she became their pastry chef until the COVID pandemic. Collaborating with Tsubaki and Ototo during the pandemic, Gemma initiated her pop-up Mochi concept, Kimochi.

In 2022, Gemma and her husband embarked on a 5-month backpacking trip through 14 countries, immersing themselves in diverse cuisines. Upon their return, they settled in Portland, Oregon, focusing on nature and culinary freedom before relocating to San Diego shortly after. Gemma's culinary work centers on fostering connections within her community through food. She tackles issues like Asian hate, the glass ceiling, and mental health, advocating for patience and growth to inspire others in creating a more sustainable hospitality industry for future generations.

The Fine Print

  • Home Ec is located in Little Italy at 2355 India St. 92101
  • These items are available for Home Ec pickup only. Please select In-Store Pickup as your delivery method at checkout
  • Preorders not picked up during the pop-up are unfortunately forfeited and cannot be refunded. In the event that you cannot make the pickup window, we recommend sending a bud on your behalf
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