Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Mar 25, 2009 12:25 PM

Where to buy mochi

I went to Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ to do some shopping and I noticed I could not find any mochi. Is this a seasonal (fall/winter) item or can you get this year round? Any suggestions on where to get the stuff online would be appreciated also.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I don't think it is seasonal. Did you try the freezer section?

    Their website is not too helpful in searching for products unfortunately.

    1. Agreed that there should be some in the freezer. Although they are most popular around New Year's.

      1. I used to eat mochi all the time in Hawaii, but it's much harder to find back east. I love it so much that I decided I needed to sell it just so that I could eat it myself. Just starting out with the small mochi rice cakes you see as toppings at yogurt places.



        Black Sesame:

        1. My Mitsuwa has 3 or 4 diff ice cream mochi brands in the freezer section, and three or four shelf stable varieties all year round.

          1 Reply
          1. re: gordeaux

            If the OP is talking about mochi ice cream, check Trader Joe's, they carry it.

          2. For online shopping for mochi you can try They also have fresh bakery items. We get these as a treat when my mom comes to visit. We especially like the anpan and the cream pan.