Wrap a kirimochi slice in bacon, then skewer and grill it. Bacon mochi is a popular item at yakitori restaurants and yatai (street stall vendors) in Japan.
Kirimochi can be softened in the microwave to a dough-like consistency, then shaped into a disc and cooked in a frying pan for a chewy and crispy base. The Japanese like to top it with olive oil, wasabi and raw tuna.
Use chunks of kirimochi in place of, or in addition to, potato in a creamy gratin.