Stay Home and Make Warabi Mochi

Take some time during this Circuit Breaker to learn to make something new with this easy Warabi Mochi Recipe. 

Warabi Mochi 

Warabi mochi is a chilled Traditional Japanese mochi made from bracken starch that is either dipped or covered in kinako (soybean flour) and drizzled with some kuromitsu syrup (black sugar syrup). It is slightly less chewy as compared to mochi made from glutinous rice, yet it is equally yummy.


  • 25g Warabi Bracken Starch
  • 20g Sugar
  • 100ml Water
  • Kinako (Soybean Flour)
  • Kuromitsu Brown Sugar Syrup

To prepare

  1. Sprinkle baking tray or a large plate with some kinako (soybean flour).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the bracken starch, water and sugar and mix it all together (recommend using a wooden spoon/spatula) 
  3. Bring it to a boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. As it starts to boil, reduce the heat and stir consistently till the mixture becomes thick and translucent. 
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and transfer mochi mixture into your baking tray (or large plate) covered with kinanko. 
  6. Lightly shape the mochi mixture flat.
  7. Using a sieve, sieve more kinanko on top of the mochi mixture, covering it.
  8. Let it cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  9. Cut the mochi into cubes of your desired size and toss the warabi mochi with more kinanko to prevent it from sticking to each other. 
  10. Pour or dip kuromitsu (black sugar syrup)

Do Note: 

  • Enjoy your warabi mochi as soon as possible 
  • Keep it in the fridge if it is not consumed in a day 
  • As the mochi might be too chewy for little kids and the elderly, do cut it into smaller pieces and remind them to chew carefully. 

Warabi Mochi Bundle 

Sake Inn Warabi Mochi Bundle

Excited to make your own warabi mochi? You can get your warabi making set here. Each bundle includes 1 packet of Warabi Mochi Ko (Bracken Starch Powder), 1 bottle of Kuromitsu (Black Sugar Syrup) and 1 packet of Kinako (Soybean Flour) for only $13. All in a convenient bundle.

Warabi Mochi Ko (Bracken Starch Powder) わらび餅粉

King Warabi Mochi Ko is a high-quality sweet potato starch which has been carefully selected for use in Warabi Mochi. This is a staple item that is essential for summer sweets. Available in 150g. 

Kuromitsu (Black Sugar Syrup) 加藤美蜂園 黒蜜

Made with brown sugar, this kuromitsu is perfect for pancakes, ice cream and almost any dessert. Available in 200g.

Kinako (Soybean Flour) 黄な粉

King Kinako is the standard product for King Foods product. The sweet powdery Kinako is carefully roasted using high-quality Canadian soybeans. Available in 180g.


Let us know in the comments how your mochi making went! We'd love to hear from you :-)

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