NORWOOD, New Jersey -- From the tropical islands of Hawaii, the soft and chewy taste of Mochinut, a fusion between traditional American doughnuts and Japanese Mochi, is delighting the taste buds of foodies in New Jersey.
"Mochi donuts which originated in Hawaii are unique because of their texture. On the outside it's crispy but inside it is soft and chewy," said Jayden Byun, an employee at Mochinut.
Using rice flour as the main ingredient, the Mochinuts are topped with flavors which include: pomegranate, mango, banana, and over 50 different types of toppings.
The tasty and uniquely shaped doughnuts consist of eight small, round, and delicate dough balls connected in the shape of a circle.
Mochinut, which produces nine flavors daily, creates different combinations every other day so that customers can try different flavors every time they visit the store.
In addition to their staple doughnut-style pastry, Mochinut is also known for its crispy Korean rice flour hotdogs topped with optional toppings such as diced potatoes and breadcrumbs.
Deep-fried to order, the hot dogs are coated in rice flour batter with a choice of spicy sausage, mozzarella, or 1/2 dog and 1/2 mozzarella cheese.
Mochinut, which can be found in Thailand, South Korea, and various states across the country, is opened seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm.
As the company continues to expand, the team at Mochinut is proud to bring their unique, tasty and cultural flair to communities across the U.S. through their Mochi donuts, Korean rice flour hotdogs, and Boba tea options.
"It's exciting to see more of our customers suggesting different flavors and see everyone eat something that's a mixture of Asian and American culture," said Byun.
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