i went to marukai while i was visiting LA recently. it was an AWESOME japanese food shopping experience. i'm from toronto and needless to say, we definitely don't have anything that comes CLOSE to the selection of stuff @ marukai.
i picked up two packages of dried/hard mochi (one square and one round). the kind that are individually wrapped and then sealed in a larger plastic bag. i can't read japanese and don't have anyone around me that can ... so i'm hoping you guys can help me out...
do i need to refrigerate/freeze this mochi?? will it go bad if left out in the cupboard?
my friend in LA leaves hers out in her cupboard ... but i'm wondering if the climate in toronto makes this a bad idea.