Bees Swarm Calm Street Vendor In China
Watch as this street vendor prepares a batch of Mochi cakes despite the presence of thousands of deadly bees swarming the area as the rolling pin plots its course through the soft rice cake. A knife makes short work of the scraps and a layer of sugar and black sesame is wrapped tightly in the blanket of gooey rice goodness. It is shocking how this street vendor keeps so calm and minds his own business, while bees are all over the place trying to get a piece of his cake.
He wears rubber gloves and has protective clothing, so he doesn't mind the bees at all and keeps it cool. He is busy as a bee, blending in with the surrounding, and doesn't let bees obstruct his work and be bad for business. If any bee comes to close to the cake, he politely removes it or quickly shakes it off, and keeps up the good work. Many claim that this small stand at the base of Phoenix Mountain, Dandong, sells the best Mashu in all of Dongbei, China. Would you dare trying this specialty and forget the bees, because you can never know whether some bee got wrapped inside the cake.
Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, which is a type of short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into all sorts of shapes. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.