This daikon oroshi mochi is a delicious snack made with chewy mochi rice cakes topped with refreshing grated daikon. If you’re a fan of Japanese flavors, you will love this!
Mochi is a traditional Japanese food made from glutinous rice with a gooey and chewy texture.
If you love mochi, then you must try this daikon oroshi mochi! Combining the grilled crispy mochi with the refreshing and juicy daikon oroshi makes it a perfect choice for a midday snack or any occasion!
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love Japanese rice cakes.
- You want to make a savory mochi dish.
- You are looking for a simple yaki mochi recipe.
Let me walk you through the ingredients and the instructions. If you want to check the recipe, jump to the recipe. Let’s get started!
About This Recipe
- Japanese yaki mochi recipe (grilled mochi)
- A unique way to enjoy crispy mochi
- Easy steps with a few ingredients
- Ready in under 10 minutes
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Mochi – Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. I use store-bought kiri mochi in this recipe. See more details below.
- Daikon – Japanese radish, which is a common root vegetable in Japan. Daikon oroshi is grated daikon commonly served as a garnish or condiment. See more details below.
- Soy Sauce – is a liquid condiment made from soybeans, wheat, salt, and water. It is a fundamental ingredient in Japanese cooking, which add umami flavor to various dishes. You can substitute it with mentsuyu, which adds a milder flavor.
Mochi, a rice cake made from glutinous rice, is essential to Japanese culture, especially during the New Year’s holidays when families come together to enjoy this traditional treat. Its chewy and gooey texture makes it a favorite among people, and since it is not sweetened, it can be used in various sweet and savory dishes.
Kiri mochi is a type of mochi pre-cut into rectangular shapes; it’s dried, hard like bar soap, and comes in individual packages. It’s convenient and easy to portion out and use in various recipes.
If you are trying a mochi recipe for the first time, I highly recommend kiri mochi. This Sato no kiri mochi is a famous brand and is pre-cut with a slit, which makes it easier to break apart by hand and cook evenly.
*Mochi should be enjoyed with caution as a potential choking hazard, especially for the elderly and small children. Cut the mochi into small pieces and chew very well when eating.
Daikon is a type of white radish that is long, cylindrical, and has a mild and slightly sweet flavor.
Daikon oroshi has a light taste as it is grated by raw radish, but depending on which part of daikon you use, it can be juicy and sweet or spicy.
When grated, it releases a lot of liquid, which makes it a refreshing condiment to various dishes, such as tempura, grilled fish, and noodles.
Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients
If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.
- Japanese market: Mitsuwa Marketplace, Marukai
- Asian market
- Whole Foods Market
- Health food stores
- Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon
Let me show you how to make it! Click here to watch the recipe video.
- Cut kiri mochi into half and cook on a nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Flip the mochi pieces over and cook the other side.
- Peel the daikon and grate it using a fine grater.
- Season the daikon with soy sauce to taste.
Combine mochi and daikon oroshi and serve immediately! You can sprinkle with chopped scallions and add soy sauce to your taste if desired. Enjoy!
Various Ways to Cook Mochi
A nonstick pan is a convenient way to cook mochi, but there are several other methods to grill or cook mochi, such as:
- Grill – Grilling the mochi on a barbecue or stovetop grill pan is a traditional method. The mochi can be placed on the grill until it becomes crispy and golden brown.
- Oven – The mochi can be baked in the oven by placing it on a baking sheet and baking it until it is golden brown and crispy. This method is excellent if you want to make a large batch of mochi.
- Toaster oven – A toaster oven is a quick and easy way to cook small batches of mochi. Place the mochi in the toaster oven and cook until it is crispy and golden brown.
- Microwave – The mochi can also be cooked in the microwave by placing it on a plate with a little water and microwaving it until it becomes soft. The mochi texture is different, but this method is time-saving as it takes only a few minutes and requires minimal effort.
Natto Oroshi Mochi
If you want to try a flavorful variation of natto mochi, you might want to make Natto Oroshi Mochi. Mix daikon oroshi with natto, and serve with yaki mochi.
The sticky natto and refreshing yet slightly spicy daikon can create unique textures and flavors. This is my favorite!
More Grilled Mochi Recipes
Japanese yaki mochi (or grilled mochi) can be enjoyed plain with soy sauce or savory or sweet toppings. Check the recipe below to discover various ways to enjoy it!
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- 1 Nonstick pan
- 1 Fine grater
- 3 pcs Kiri Mochi, 150g
- 1/8 Daikon Radish, 100g
- A couple tsp of Soy Sauce
- Cut kiri mochi into half.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place the mochi pieces onto the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
- Flip the mochi pieces over to cook the other side for 3 minutes and make sure the inside is soft.
- Peel the daikon, grate it using a fine grater, and season with soy sauce to taste.
- Place the daikon oroshi on the yaki mochi and sprinkle with chopped scallions if desired.
- Mochi should be enjoyed with caution as a potential choking hazard, especially for the elderly and small children. Cut the mochi into small pieces and chew very well when eating.
- Serve immediately. If mochi is left out for too long, it can become dry and lose its soft texture.
- You can use a grill pan, toaster oven, regular oven, or microwave for cooking mochi. See “Various Ways To Cook Mochi” for more information.
- If your daikon oroshi contains too much water, gently squeeze out any excess moisture using a fine strainer.
- Season the daikon oroshi with a small amount of soy sauce to taste. Start with a little soy sauce and add more as needed, being careful not to make the daikon too salty.