The mochi is sweet and salty, which makes it a great snack or even appetizer. Sweet potatoes are often eaten in the fall/winter in Japan so try making these this cold season!

Sweet Potato Mochi

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2



  1. Peel sweet potatoes and slice them into large chunks.
  2. Boil plenty of water in a pot and cook the sweet potatoes until they are soft, for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain sweet potatoes and put them in a medium bowl. Mash them with butter and Katakuri Powder while they are still hot.
  4. Once mashed, make ping-pong size balls with your hands. Then, press the mochi balls down a little bit so it becomes flatter, like a small cheese wheel.
  5. Heat frying pan with cooking oil over medium heat. Pan fry the mochi and cook both sides until lightly browned.
  6. Pour in soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar to caramelize.
  7. Place mochi on a plate and garnish with a little bit of shichimi togarashi.