Auntie Florence's Mochi Chicken

Makes about 40 pieces


Mochi flour is used by East Asians in the making of various dumplings. This Island version of fried chicken is named for the rice flour with which it is made. It is also enhanced by the sugar, soy, and green onions which go into the egg batter. And yes, there really is an Auntie Flo; she sent us the recipe. I still have the slip of paper she jotted it down on! Thanks Auntie!

2 pounds boned chicken
1/2 cup mochiko flour*
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, beaten
1 stalk of green onions, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, minced

Bone the chicken and cut into plump finger-size nuggets and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the chicken. Marinate overnight. Deep fry at 350 degrees, keeping the pieces from sticking together. Drain the nuggets of excess oil. Serve mochi chicken as a main dish with fried rice, potato salad, or macaroni salad, as you would any other fried chicken.

It is also great as an appetizer because it is perfect finger food. It was a popular seller on our catering menu. We sold thousands of these delectable tidbits.

Suggested dipping sauces: pineapple mustard sauce, hot mustard, or sweet and sour sauce.

*Japanese glutinous rice flour, found in Asian markets and specialty stores.


Buy the Book!


Remembering Diamond Head, Remembering Hawai'i
A Cookbook Memoir of Hawai'i and Its Foods
by Shirley Tong Parola and Lisa Parola Gaynier
Diamond Hawaii Press
Published 1999, $19.95/trade paperback
Illustrations by Jill M. Ault
ISBN: 0-9666457-0-7
Recipe reprinted by permission.


Remembering Diamond Head, Remembering Hawai'i



Cookbook Profile Archive


This page created March 2002

The FoodWine
Main Page


World Recipes
World Recipes

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches



Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About Foodwine.com
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement


Copyright © 1994-2018,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCrazy Cat Toys