Japanese-Inspired Matcha Green Tea Mochi


Novice Foodie
Konnichiwa, food enthusiasts! Treat yourself to the delicate and elegant flavors of Japan with these Japanese-Inspired Matcha Green Tea Mochi. These delightful bite-sized treats feature a soft and chewy mochi exterior filled with a creamy matcha green tea filling. With their vibrant green color and subtle sweetness, matcha green tea mochi are a beloved dessert in Japan, often enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or as a sweet treat on special occasions. Let's dive in and elevate your dessert experience with this delicious fusion creation!

For the Matcha Filling:
  • 1/2 cup sweetened red bean paste (anko)
  • 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
For the Mochi Dough:
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour (mochiko)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Potato starch or cornstarch, for dusting
  1. Prepare the Matcha Filling:
    • In a small bowl, combine the sweetened red bean paste (anko) with the matcha green tea powder. Mix until well combined and smooth. Adjust the amount of matcha powder to taste, depending on your preference for intensity of flavor. Set aside.
  2. Make the Mochi Dough:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the glutinous rice flour (mochiko), granulated sugar, and water until smooth.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir the mixture with a wet spatula or spoon.
    • Return the bowl to the microwave and microwave for an additional 1 minute. Stir again.
    • Microwave for a final 30 seconds, or until the mochi dough is thick and sticky.
  3. Form the Mochi:
    • Dust a clean work surface or cutting board with potato starch or cornstarch.
    • Transfer the hot mochi dough onto the dusted surface and allow it to cool slightly until it is safe to handle.
    • Divide the mochi dough into equal-sized portions and flatten each portion into a small disc with your fingers or a rolling pin.
  4. Assemble the Mochi:
    • Place a small amount of matcha filling in the center of each mochi disc.
    • Carefully gather the edges of the mochi disc to enclose the filling and pinch to seal, forming a ball or dumpling shape.
    • Roll the filled mochi balls in your hands to smooth out any seams and shape them into round balls.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the Japanese-inspired matcha green tea mochi immediately, or store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
    • Enjoy these delicate and flavorful treats as a delightful dessert or snack, savoring the harmonious blend of matcha green tea and sweet red bean paste in each bite!
These Japanese-inspired matcha green tea mochi are a delightful fusion of soft and chewy mochi filled with creamy matcha green tea filling, making them a perfect sweet treat to enjoy on any occasion. Oishii! (Delicious!)
The combination of the sweet red bean paste and the matcha is absolutely divine. The process was a bit sticky, but totally worth it for these delicious treats. Thanks for sharing this—it’s a perfect way to bring a little taste of Japan to my kitchen! 🍵🍡
What a delightful treat!💚🎊 Featuring a harmony of textures, a delicious matcha green tea mochi is created having a succulent outer layer of mochi with a matcha green tea filling inside of it. 🌿