Okara Isobe Mochi

Okara Isobe Mochi

Voila! Chewy, delicious and healthy okara mochi!
Wrap in nori seaweed and enjoy.


Fresh okara
100 g
60 g
Milk or water
80 ml
as needed
as needed
as needed
Shichimi spice (optional)
to taste


1. Combine the okara, katakuriko, and milk/water in a bowl, and mix well.
2. Shape the dough into 1 cm thick ovals. If they are too thin or there is a crack in the dough they will fall apart when boiling, so be careful!
3. Heat a pot of water, and when it comes to a boil gently add the ovals to the pot. Once they float to the surface, leave to boil for a further 3 minutes. Then, remove using a mesh ladle and drain.
4. Coat the mochi in mentsuyu, wrap them in nori, and they're done. Sprinkle with shichimi spice to taste!

Story Behind this Recipe

I love okara! I wondered how okara Isobe mochi would taste if they were boiled rather than grilled, and gave it a try. They turned out surprisingly delicious.