Daikon Oroshi Mochi

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!

Looking for more mochi recipes? Try my Anko MochiFried Mochi, or Oshiruko!

daikon oroshi mochi on a round plate.

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!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
  • The combination of grilled mochi and freshly grated daikon radish makes for a highly satisfying snack.
  • It’s also nutritious, thanks to the health benefits of daikon radish.

Daikon: Japanese Radish

Daikon, often called white radish, is a winter radish variety known for its elongated shape and crisp texture. It is a very common vegetable in Japanese and Asian cooking. Learn more in this quick guide, “How to Cook Japanese Daikon Radish.”

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Daikon Oroshi Mochi:

Ingredients for daikon oroshi mochi.
  • Mochi – Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. I use store-bought kiri mochi in this recipe.
  • Daikon is a Japanese radish, a common root vegetable in Japan. Daikon oroshi is grated daikon commonly served as a garnish or condiment.
  • Soy Sauce is a liquid condiment made from soybeans, wheat, salt, and water. It is a fundamental ingredient in Japanese cooking, adding umami flavor to various dishes. You can substitute it with mentsuyu, which adds a milder flavor.

How To Make Daikon Oroshi Mochi: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

Instructions for daikon oroshi mochi.
  1. Cut kiri mochi into half and cook on a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  2. Flip the mochi pieces over and cook the other side.
  3. Peel the daikon and grate it using a fine grater.
  4. Season the daikon with soy sauce to taste.
daikon oroshi mochi on a round plate.

Combine mochi and daikon oroshi and enjoy! You can sprinkle with chopped scallions and add more soy sauce to your taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Serve immediately. If mochi is left out for too long, it can become dry and lose its soft texture.
  • If your daikon oroshi contains too much water, gently squeeze out any excess moisture using a fine strainer.
  • When seasoning daikon oroshi with soy sauce, start with a little soy sauce and add more as needed, being careful not to make the daikon too salty. 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

natto oroshi mochi on a round plate.

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 Yaki Mochi Recipes

6 yaki mochi dishes.

Japanese yaki mochi (or grilled mochi) can be enjoyed plain with soy sauce or savory or sweet toppings. Check the recipe: Best Ways to Enjoy Yaki Mochi to discover various ways to enjoy it!

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Daikon Oroshi Mochi

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Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
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!

Equipment

  • 1 Nonstick pan
  • 1 Fine grater

Ingredients

  • 3 pcs Kiri Mochi, 150g
  • Daikon Radish, 100g
  • A couple tsp of Soy Sauce

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

  • 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.
  • When seasoning daikon oroshi with soy sauce, start with a little soy sauce and add more as needed, being careful not to make the daikon too salty. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 175kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: mochi, natto, rice cake
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