Is it mochi? Is it a donut? According to Sugar Yums, “Mochi donuts are a mix between traditional deep-fried donuts and Japanese mochi desserts. Made with either glutinous rice flour or tapioca starch, mochi donuts are much lighter in texture. Although you can call them a cousin of American donuts, mochinuts are simply next level.”
What is the difference between Mochi Donuts vs Pon de Ring Donuts?
At first glance, they seem to be the same thing. At least that’s what I thought until I did a bit of research. Here is the difference, according to Sakuraco:
One of the main differences between these two types of Japanese donuts lies in the dry ingredients used for them.
For Pon de Ring donuts, according to the official recipe from Mister Donut Japan, they are made using either tapioca flour or wheat flour. On the other hand, mochi donuts are made using glutinous rice flour, which is the same type of flour used to make actual mochi, which is why they’re named the way they are.
As for their texture, Pon de Ring donuts are described as having a soft, airy, bouncy texture, meanwhile, mochi donuts are described as having a more dense and chewy texture to them.https://sakura.co/blog/the-secret-behind-delicious-japanese-donuts/
Looking for a place near you that serves mochi donuts?