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Taro and Ube Mochi

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Taro and Ube Mochi is a type of Mochi flavoured with ube then filled with sweet taro paste.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp hot water
  • drops of ube flavour
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweet taro paste


  1. In a medium, microwave-safe baking bowl, combine sugar, hot water and ube flavour, mix until sugar is dissolved. Add the glutinous rice flour and stir until well combined.
  2. Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on high for one minute.
  3. Remove from the microwave and stir with a wet rubber spatula.
  4. Cover again and microwave for another minute.
  5. Remove from the microwave and stir until the mixture is almost transparent and resembles dough.
  6. If it’s not there yet, microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between.
  7. Spread the starch on your working surface and dust the dough with more starch to make it easier to handle.
  8. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into 3 1/2-inch circles.
  10. Fill each circle with the taro paste and pinch the opposite sides together until each mochi is completely sealed.