9 Ways to Get More Mochi in Your Life, Just in Time for Girls’ Day

Girls’ Day is March 3. What better excuse to buy mochi for your favorite girls and, well, everyone?

1. Choco le‘a

Choco lea mochi
Photo: Courtesy of Choco Le‘a

Gourmet mochi truffles made with European and Hawaiian chocolate, Nisshodo chichi dango and creamy ganache, in assorted flavors.

2909 Lowrey Ave., 371-2234, chocolea.com


2. Fujiya Hawai‘i

Fujiya Hawaii mochi
Photo: Steve Czerniak

Sakura mochi, chichi dango, other mochi and snacks.

454 Waiakamilo Road, 845-2921, fujiyahawaii.com


3. Fukuya Delicatessen

Fukuya mochi
Photo: Michael Keany

Colorful chichi dango and other traditional mochi.

2710 S. King St., 946-2073, fukuyadeli.com


4. Happy Hearts

Happy hearts mochi
Photo: Courtesy of Happy Hearts Mochi

Elegant, made-to-order mochi with fillings including peanut butter, chocolate haupia and hazelnut coffee haupia.

Natsunoya Tea House, 1935 Makanani Drive, 382-5714, info@happyheartsmochi.com, happyheartsmochi.com


5. Kansai Yamato

Kansai mochi
Photo: Michael Keany

Assorted mochi in flavors including mango and black sesame. Sold at Nijiya, Don Quijote, Longs Drugs, Wal-Mart, Times and other grocers.

On Facebook at Kansai Yamato Corp.


6. Minamoto Kitchoan

Minamoto Kitchoan mochi
Photo: Courtesy of Minamoto Kitchoan

High-end sakura mochi and other traditional and contemporary Japanese sweets.

Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 947-0870; Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave., 734-2220, kitchoan.com


SEE ALSO: Get Fancy Omiyage at this Japanese Confectionery at Kāhala Mall


7. Mochi Lab

Mochi lab muffins
Photo: Courtesy of Mochi Lab

Butter mochi muffins with fillings including chantilly, bananas Foster, salted caramel, black sesame.

At farmers markets around Honolulu, 744-9141, mochilab808@gmail.com, mochilab808.com


8. Nisshodo Candy Store

Nisshodo mochi
Photo: Steve Czerniak

Pink and white chichi dango and other traditional mochi.

1095 Dillingham Blvd., 847-1244, nisshodomochicandy.com


9. Saturday Grandma’s Mochi

Saturday Grandma's mochi
Photo: Steve Czerniak

Strawberry and liliko‘i chichi dango, big daifuku mochi with assorted fillings.

At farmers markets around Honolulu; also at Made in Hawai‘i Foods, 2071-A S. Beretania St., 947-9022; 98-718 Moanalua Road, Pearl City, 484-0052, madeinhawaiifoods.com


We found mochi that matches nearly every taste. Tell us if we missed any by emailing us at letters@honolulumagazine.com and look for more about mochi in our March issue.