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    Is Waikiki now Hawaii's capitol of mochi pastries?

    BY: KELLI SHIROMA BRAIOTTA JAN 6, 2021

    A new mochi doughnut bakery is opening today, Jan. 6, in the Waikiki Monarch Hotel lobby. Mochi Do Hawaii is Waikiki's second shop selling chewy, fresh mochi doughnuts (MoDo at International Market Place was first) and is not to be confused with the mochi malassadas at Dukes Lane Market & Eatery. We headed to Hawaii's capital of mochi pastries for a recent media preview.

    Mochi Do Hawaiʻi opened in January—and demand is only growing. BY CATHERINE TOTH FOX JAN 14, 2021

    If you haven’t heard of mochi doughnuts, maybe you haven’t been to a bakery or farmers market lately.

     

    These chewy versions of the fried dough confection, made with sweet rice flour (mochiko), is popping up everywhere, from Seattle to Houston to Canada.