Hands up if you’re a fan of mochi desserts. We’ve scoured Singapore for the top spots offering this Japanese sweet treat. Itadakimasu!
What’s your favourite sweet treat? Common choices would be cakes, ice cream, and chocolates. That’s fine and all, but have you tried mochi desserts? We don’t know about you, but this Japanese rice cake is one thing we can keep eating repeatedly. Now, you’re probably wondering: where can I find the best mochi in Singapore? Well, we’ve done all the work for you, and here are the top spots where you can enjoy this decadent delight.
Best mochi dessert places in Singapore
1. Warabimochi Kamakura
When it comes to mochi, the Japanese mean serious business. Where else can you find a warabimochi specialist? This massively popular brand has finally landed on our shores, ready to share its goods with us. Join the queue to lay your hands on its warabimochi drinks, which come in flavours like hojicha, coffee milk, and strawberry yoghurt. Or enjoy the dessert in its traditional mochi form, with or without ice cream.
Warabimochi Kamakura, #01-54, One Holland Village, 7 Holland Village Way, Singapore 275748
2. Cafe Usagi Tokyo
What do you get when you combine nature and architecture? The answer is this cafe destination, which has multiple outlets across Singapore. Pop in and get a taste of its mochi waffles that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. You can have them on their own or by drizzling kuromitsu (thin black sugar syrup) for some sweetness. Take things up a notch by adding the signature mochi ice cream to the mix. The matcha flavour is a crowd favourite!
Cafe Usagi Tokyo, multiple locations including 111 Somerset and Suntec City
3. The Clean Addicts
Those into clean eating will be glad to know they don’t have to give up mochi. Enter The Clean Addicts, an online bakery offering guilt-free versions of your favourite treat. Its mochi series uses minimal unrefined cane sugar and doesn’t contain any preservatives or artificial colours. We have our eye on the vegan double chocolate and rum ganache mochi cake.
The Clean Addicts, available online
4. 108 Matcha Saro Singapore
Love matcha and mochi together? Pop over to this dessert shop and get your sweet fix, stat. Its bestselling warabi mochi is handmade fresh daily; we recommend you eat them on the spot to enjoy the chewy, tender texture. You can get them in matcha powder, soybean powder, or a mix of both flavours. The 24-piece option comes in a nice box, which is perfect as a gift for your loved ones.
108 Matcha Saro Singapore, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Suntec City
5. Dochi Dochi
If you enjoy a good doughnut or two, we know the best place where you can get them. Dochi Dochi specialises in bite-sized mochi doughnuts made from its own unique recipe. There are sweet and savoury flavours to choose from, including garlic cream and kaya Oreo. If you have trouble deciding, go for the assorted sweet box, which has two pieces of each flavour.
Dochi Dochi, #01-01, 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188091
Everyone knows ice cream and waffles are a superb pairing. This gelato cafe in Singapore levels things up by offering Tokyo mochi waffles handmade with Nippon flour and mochi. The result? Crispy on the outside, with the softest and chewiest filling. If you ask us, these goodies go amazingly with lightly-flavoured gelatos.
Gelatolabo, multiple locations including Faber Drive and Everton Park
7. Thai Baang
This humble Thai-style bakery is widely revered for its affordably-priced soft and fluffy bakes. If you manage to make your way to the store, make a beeline for its pillowy-soft mochi bread. They come with generous fillings like peanut butter, red bean, black sesame, and yam floss. Be sure to have your phone out: the buns pull apart beautifully, and you’ll want to capture that for the ‘gram.
Thai Baang, multiple locations include Kitchener Complex and Holland Drive
8. Tiky Mochi
Mochi cupcakes, anyone? This Muslim-owned bakery’s creations are just too cute to be eaten! They come with buttercream frosting, and flavours rotate every month. There are gluten-free options, so those with dietary restrictions can enjoy them too. Order yours at least a day in advance, especially if you plan to enjoy them on special occasions. If you’re not keen on cupcakes, this home-based business also offers mochi muffins.
Tiky Mochi, available online
9. Doughter Bakery
Speaking of mochi muffins, here’s another local business that offers them. Its selection is baked fresh daily and features flavours such as banana walnut, double chocolate, and kaya and coconut. These can be eaten anytime: breakfast, afternoon tea, or even when you don’t have time to pause for a proper meal. Get the assorted box containing six muffins of up to two flavours.
Doughter Bakery, available online
10. Butter Bread
Don’t be disheartened if you’re not into mochi cupcakes or muffins. Perhaps we can interest you in Butter Bread’s mochi madeleines or croissants? The combination of French baked goods and soft, gooey Japanese mochi might sound off. However, it’ll grow on you after a few bites. The menu changes often, so you’ll always be in for a surprise if you decide to drop by here for your mochi fix.
Butter Bread, #B1-56, City Gate, 371 Beach Road, Singapore 199597
11. Mister Donut
We can’t talk about mochi desserts in Singapore and not include this Japanese behemoth. Its iconic pon de ring is what mochi doughnuts should be made of: soft, chewy, and bursting with flavour. Be sure to grab the chocolate and strawberry flavours available exclusively on our shores.
Mister Donut, multiple locations including Junction 8 and Velocity
Bookmark this online store if you’ve been looking for indulgent bakes that are less sweet. Its fudgy, toothsome mochi brownies are liberally stuffed with fillings like Biscoff, Thai milk tea, red bean, and more. These sweet treats come in a box of nine: enough to be shared, or you can savour everything yourself. Worth the calories, if you ask us.
Bakingsoba, available online
So what are you waiting for? Time to sink your teeth into these mochi desserts in Singapore, stat!