mochi

  • Halloween

    Halloween Dango Eyeballs

    When I was looking for Halloween themed food, I found Eyeballs made with Bocconcini (small Mozzarella balls) and Green & Black Olives. What a brilliant idea! I decided I was going to make my own Halloween Eyeballs. The first thing I thought about was Dango Dumplings, which are small white balls. I decorated with coloured …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Walnut Mochi

    This treat of sweet Mochi mixed with Roasted Walnut is popular in Japan. It is often coated with ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans). I love it very much, but I love ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) version, too. So, I made both today. This is not a traditional recipe, but it is certainly a quick …

  • Sweets

    Pumpkin Dango Dumplings

    Today I had some leftover cooked Pumpkin. I wanted to use it up to make something Japanese. So, I mixed it with Shiratamako (Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour) and a little bit of Water, and made it into Dango Dumplings. They look pretty, don’t they? Makes 2 Servings (20 Pieces) Ingredients 50g Cooked Pumpkin *pureed100g Shiratamako …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mochi Doughnuts

    The other day, my daughter was talking about Mochi Doughnuts. I have seen Mochi Doughnuts before, but never tasted them. I knew that Mochi is made with Glutinous Rice. So, I tried to make Doughnuts using a mix of Wheat Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour. My very first attempt of making Mochi Doughnuts was amazingly …

  • Sweets

    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

  • Vegetables

    Garlic Chives Mochi

    Using a microwave, Mochi is easy to make. Today I made these savoury Mochi mixed with Garlic Chives. I didn’t pre-cook Garlic Chives, but you may prefer pre-cooking them, so that you can add a lot more Garlic Chives, then Mochi would be much greener colour. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 110g Glutinous Rice Flour1/2 cup …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Ohagi (Bota Mochi)

    This food is called ‘Ohagi’ in Japan. There is an almost identical food called ‘Bota Mochi’. During the equinoctial weeks in Spring and Autumn, this food is traditionally prepared. It is basically a ball of slightly pounded glutenous rice covered with Sweet Azuki Paste. Kinako (finely ground Roasted Soy Beans) mixed with Sugar is another …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with sweet Azuki paste. There are many variations these days, and this ‘Strawberry Daifuku Mochi’ is probably the most popular one. I wouldn’t try to make it if I were in Japan. However, here in Melbourne where I …

  • Tofu

    Mochi in Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu)

    There is a hot pot dish called ‘Oden’ in Japan. The popular ingredients of ‘Oden’ include Fishcakes, Daikon, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Boild Eggs, but my favourite is Abura-age (Thin Fried Tofu) bags that have Mochi inside. These Abura-age bags can be cooked in any flavoured soup of your choice, but I included a soup that …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Cinnamon Mochi

    If you have been to Kyoto, Japan, you might have tasted this famous sweet. To make this sweet, Japanese rice flours ‘Shiratamako’ and ‘Joshinko’ are commonly used, but they are very difficult to find where I live. I use commonly available Glutenous Rice Flour and Rice Flour. You can make this sweet using Glutinous Rice …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Soup)

    For those who love sweet Azuki (Red Bean) paste, which is a very popular ingredient for many sweets, I introduce a traditional Japanese sweet, ‘Zenzai’. In the region I grew up, ‘Zenzai’ is a sweet Azuki soup, often served with toasted Mochi (Rice Cake). Its smooth version made with ‘Koshi-an’ is called ‘Shiruko’, and I …

  • Sweets Tofu

    Tofu Mochi

    ‘Mochi’ is Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice. It is similar to ‘Dango’ but the texture is a lot more rubbery and gooey. It is not easy to make ‘Mochi’ at home from scratch, but this ‘Tofu Mochi’ is absolutely easy. It looks like ‘Mochi’ and texture is the same, and it is …

  • Dough Potato

    Potato Mochi

    I love Mochi, but they are expensive to buy and it’s not easy to make. That’s why I have created some easy recipes. This is another very easy recipe to make savoury type Mochi. I’ve got an idea from Gnocchi. Instead of Wheat Flour, I added Glutenous Rice Flour to mashed Potatoes. It’s so simply …

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