Definition of mochi in English:



  • A short-grained, sweet, glutinous rice with a high starch content, used in Japanese cooking.

    • ‘Morning breakfast consisted mainly of congee (a soft rice porridge) with mochi (pounded sticky rice cake).’
    • ‘Third plate: sweet beans with small mochi balls and sweetened chestnut; and green tea cake filled with whipped cream, along with a long pretzel.’
    • ‘It's a good day today - rice, ham and vegetable mix, a hunk of fried chicken complete with skin, and mochi (a chewy substance made by pounding rice for hours) on a stick.’
    • ‘Items offered at the altar to deities included traditional Hakka rice cakes, ginger, brown sugar, tea leaves, green onions, mochi and sweet potatoes, representing foods that come from the mountains.’