Mochi Doughnuts

A popular street food, these mochi doughnuts are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.


  • For dough:
  • 1 1/4 cups glutinous sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon hot water
  • Frying oil
  • Sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients for dough except hot water and mix well. Slowly add hot water and keep mixing with a spatula. It should look really wet. Cover and set aside for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Mix dough again with a spatula. Dough should be more formed now.
  3. Brush a thin layer of oil on a cookie sheet. Heat frying oil to 350°F over high heat.
  4. Meanwhile, divide dough into 14-16 little doughnuts. Roll them with the palms of your hands and place on oiled cookie sheet.
  5. Place doughnuts one by one into hot oil, about 4-6 at a time. They will increase in size, so do not crowd pot. As soon as doughs puffed up, turn off heat and keep frying until fully cooked and golden, about 3-4 minutes. Continue to rotate evenly in oil to ensure even cooking.
  6. Remove from pan, drain excess oil and roll in sugar. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Enjoy!