Mochi, is an overall term for Japanese rice cake which is made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki as a festive food for Japanese New Year. Meanwhile it is also available all year round but they are machine cut and not hand pounded, known as Kirimochi.
I found a pack of individually wrapped Kirimochi (切り餅) Fig. 2 from Japan Centre, UK and bought a pack home to try. In the past, my friends would buy a pack and take them with us to BBQ, rather unusal and creative I thought.
To eat this at home as a little savory snack is incredibly easy and quick to make and not much washing to do and it is also fat-free!!!