Mango Mochi {recipe}

…or MMMango mochi as some would say!


lesson of the day: late night redbull & vodka gives me the motivation to blog…and book excursions in vegas and apparently makes my inner ADD come out!

since moving out and officially being on our OWN (scary, i know!) i’ve been forced to cook.  a lot.  too bad i haven’t been keeping up with the photography as well.

i’ve had my fair share of misses…but this hit was too good and easy to be overlooked!  and it also helped that i had awesome lighting in the kitchen that day!

let me start off by saying i don’t like mango.  but i do love mochi.  confession: at my local froyo place, i often fill my cup with more mochi than froyo!  what you don’t?  well you should try it one day.  really.   ok ok…back on track…red bull and i do not mix well.

and i lied a little bit in the title…maybe i should have called the recipe ‘passion fruit mango mochi’?  because the actual mochi is passion fruit flavor and the filling is mango.  whatever.  my nom nom. my rules. FOCUS!

in a nutshell:

  • we got invited to a luau themed 4th of july bbq.
  • mamma bear always told me that you should never show up empty handed to an event at someone’s house that you are invited to.
  • my OCD (ocd AND add?!  its quite the party over here!!) doesn’t like to stray far from the theme.
  • i had a can of passion fruit juice in my pantry that i was hoarding and frozen mangoes in the freezer (for the boy’s green juices).
  • i like bullet points.
  • a lot.

since we are double booked for the day (lucky us!), i needed something that was quick and simple to make.  mochi came to mind.


since i also have paranoia of my cooking not tasting good (and i like to self diagnose myself based on what i read on the internet…damn you webmd!) i decided to make a test batch yesterday afternoon.

they came out good according to the boy (see above note about the dislike of mango).



Mango Mochi {recipe}

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen pieces

easy mango mochi recipe

What You'll Need

1 1/4 cup passion fruit juice
1 1/4 cup glutinous rice flour
cubed mangoes
cornstarch for dusting

What to Do

  1. add passion fruit juice and rice flour into a microwave safe bowl (i used a pyrex - makes cleanup much easier!)
  2. mix until combined
  3. cover tightly with plastic wrap
  4. microwave for 3 minutes on high
  5. carefully remove plastic wrap and stir - the center should be slightly liquidy and the edges stiffer
  6. cover again with plastic and microwave for another 2 minutes
  7. remove from microwave and stir. you should now have a 'dough'
  8. dust a cutting board with cornstarch and turn the dough out onto the board
  9. wait about 30sec - 1min until the dough is cool enough to handle (your fingertips will thank me)
  10. dust the top of the dough with cornstarch and form into a log
  11. cover loosely with plastic wrap (keep covered to prevent from drying out)
  12. cut off approximately 1.5 inch piece and form into a circle (make sure your hands are well starched so the dough doesn't stick)
  13. place some cubed mango in the center of the dough and pinch closed
  14. ENJOY!


feel free to change up the flavor of the mochi and fillings! the ratio is 1:1 for liquid to rice flour. i have used plain water, coconut milk, coffee, green tea and guava juice to replace the liquid portion of the recipe. if your liquid is not sweet, add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture before microwaving. coffee mochi and nutella filling was an absolute hit! if your mango is not fully ripe, feel free to add a tablespoon of sugar to it and let it macerate. and be sure to drain some of the juices before filling the mochi so it won't get soggy!

important note – this is best made the same day that they will be eaten, otherwise the mochi might dry out and start to get hard.


till next time…toodles!



Week in Photos #6

Got a new laptop at work….usually they’re hand me downs from the executives who get the real new ones….but I believe this is evidence that i got a brand spanking new one too!  :)

Ordered some limited edition Android toys last week.  They were all sold out from the usual places where we get them from – apparently they sold like hotcakes!  We were able to find them from a vendor in Hong Kong….shipping took just about a week!  (Hello ebay sellers…why do your products take 3+ weeks when I order from you in HK???)   These are special Androids created by Dead Zebra for Chinese New Year!

 I have been wanting a new Crock Pot for a while…and I’ve been stalking various ones on sale.  Target finally put one of the fancier ones on sale for $29.99…SCORE!  Cooked my first meal in it for mom…hopefully she’ll like it!  We’re trying to get her to eat healthier!  The recipe couldn’t be easier!  I made a simple spice rub – paprika, cayenne, white pepper, black pepper, salt, thyme, onion powder and some other misc herbs I had and rubbed the bird inside and out.  layered the bottom of the pot with some potatoes, carrots and celery and stuffed the cavity with some as well.  Set it on low for 8 hours and the result is fall-off-the-bone chicken!  :)
*NOTE…I made this recipe twice so far…I tried cooking it for 6 hours on high the next time and mom said that the chicken was much drier this time so you can’t really switch up the cooking time/heat settings.  Next time I’m sticking with 8 hours on low again!

Attended a fundraiser for a friend who has a family member that is going through some medical issues.  As a thank you the family made and gave out these bracelets.  It says Kapatid – Sibling. Thank you for your support, From the Mayo Family.

FINALLY got a haircut!  I wanted to keep the length…and so I only said 3 inches.  In reality its more like 6 inches he cut off…he cut off the initial 3…and then he kept snipping and snipping when he was shaping it…
It’s only hair…it’ll grow back right? :T

And we can’t get a cut without some color right?  I asked for blue-black this time.  I wanted something darker than usual.  I had a minor panic attack when the girl’s gloves started to take on a hue of purple!!  But it came out good.  I love the color!  And its rare that I love anything with my hair!  I just wish I had time for an oil treatment too because it only LOOKS shiny and healthy…it feels like straw!

Starbucks gold card!  I haven’t really used the card much…since I just go to get the free drinks that I accumulate from dad’s transactions!