If you haven’t heard by now, mochi donuts are the next big food trend in our area. But you might be asking yourself, “What are mochi donuts?”
Mochi donuts are a hybrid between cake donuts and chewy mochi (rice cake). They typically use gluten-free tapioca flour or glutinous rice flour resulting in a crispy outside and chewy inside donut. The shape is what sets them apart from regular donuts. It looks like eight donut holes interconnected into a single ring. They’re often decorated in colorful glazes and cute toppings, making them very photogenic, and often shared on Instagram.
Two new mochi donut chains will be opening in South Jersey, both in Cherry Hill, over the next few months.
Mochinut Cherry Hill
Mochinut already has several locations in other states, including three planned for Philadelphia. Mochinut in Cherry Hill will be located at 871 Cooper Landing Road in Crossroads Plaza (right off the Cherry Hill circle on Route 38, about a mile from the Cherry Hill Mall), and it will offer Korean rice flour hot dogs (Korean corndogs) and bubble tea drinks for a trendy trifecta of items!
Mochi Ring Cherry Hill
Mochi Ring has three locations, including two in Philadelphia and one in Edison, NJ. Mochi Ring Cherry Hill will be located in Pine Tree Plaza on Route 70, in the same shopping center as Farm and Fisherman, K & A Baels, and Eden Korean. It will also feature Korean corn dogs and bubble tea.
Are you already a fan of mochi donuts? Are you excited about mochi donuts in South Jersey?
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.