While mochi may still be seen as a traditional Japanese dessert to some, this satisfyingly chewy and stretchy treat has worked its way into modern breads and buns at local bakeries.
Though Taiwanese bakeries were the first to popularise putting mochi in bread, the massive growth in popularity of the mochi pull has resulted in everyday bakeries in Singapore jumping on board the trend to create their own stretchy delights.
In search of where to get the stretchiest, most satisfying mochi breads? Look no further, for here are 11 places in Singapore to get your mochi bread fix.
Whenever I think of mochi bread, MuYoo is the first bakery that comes to mind.
This Taiwanese-inspired bakery’s popularity skyrocketed when they launched their Taiwan Mochi Breads, with their Black Sesame Mochi Bread (S$3) and Peanut Mochi Bread (S$3) being their all-time most popular bakes.
MuYoo’s mochi fillings stand out due to its opaque appearance. Unlike traditional mochi, which tends to taste like rice flour, MuYoo’s mochi was sweet and more slippery in texture, which I enjoyed. Their Black Sesame Mochi Bread and Peanut Mochi Bread are must-buys if you ever visit their store. You’ll notice the two breads for their unique star shape.
MuYoo has even expanded to introduce other new and innovative mochi bread flavours, with one of them being QQ Flat Flat (S$2.30), which is filled with sweet potato, yam and brown sugar mochi.
The brown sugar mochi has a stickier texture and a stronger taste of molasses, compared to MuYoo’s regular mochi. Stuffed generously with natural tasting sweet potato and yam, this bread is worth the S$2.30 price tag.
MuYoo’s other mochi bread offerings include the Matcha Mochi Bread (S$3), Choz Banana QQ (S$3) and Black Glutinous QQ (S$2.40). With one of the largest mochi bread varieties in Singapore, mochi bread lovers can always count on MuYoo for a delicious mochi bread fix.
2. Swee Heng 1989 Classic
Swee Heng 1989 Classic is no stranger to many due to the vast number of outlets they have throughout the island. Like MuYoo, they offer a number of mochi bread varieties, such as their Taro Salted Egg Bun (S$2), filled with yam, salted egg, mochi, and wrapped in a flaky skin.
They also have a Mochi Tarik series consisting of three buns: Chocolate Mochi Tarik, Pumpkin Yam Mochi Tarik and Purple Potato Yam Mochi Tarik. Each bun is affordably priced at S$2.40.
3. Wu Pao Chun
The Taiwanese bakery, Wu Pao Chun, went viral because of its two popular mochi breads, Nutty Together and Sesame Joy. Priced at S$2.80 each, these buns are filled with peanut butter and black sesame respectively, along with a smooth and stretchy dollop of white mochi.
Though they are smaller in size compared to the other mochi breads in this listicle, the quality of these bakes make them well worth the price.
4. Jo-Yi Bakery
Jo-Yi Bakery started out as a home-based business in 2020, formed by a husband and wife duo. Famous for its plethora of mochi-filled breads, the Taiwanese-inspired bakery soon opened its first brick-and-mortar store in HillV2, bringing its popular breads to a physical space.
Jo-Yi Bakery’s list of available breads are updated on their Instagram story. With more than 15 types of mochi bread priced between S$2 to S$3 each, including flavours like Black Glutinous Rice Mochi, Oreo Crush Overload Mochi, Sweet Potato Mochi, Black Sesame Brown Sugar Mochi and Matcha Custard Brown Sugar Mochi, you’ll never be bored.
Mamafang is one of Singapore’s most successful home-based businesses specialising in mochi bread. Unlike other mochi breads which are baked, Mamafang’s mochi buns are steamed and are also completely vegan.
Their colourful mochi buns are sold in boxes of six, and come in the following flavours: Matcha Mochi (S$22), Matcha Mochi with Red Bean (S$22), Yam Mochi (S$22), Peanut Muah Chee (S$24) and Cranberry & Almond Nuts Mochi (S$24).
6. Thai Baang
Baked in old-school metal tins, Thai Baang Bakery’s mochi breads are sold in boxes of two pieces for S$3.50. Select from flavours such as Black Sesame, Peanut, Red Bean and Yam Floss.
With pillowy soft bread and generous fillings, I enjoyed the textures of Thai Baang Bakery’s mochi bread. I personally found the Yam Floss Mochi to be slightly bland, but the yam tasted incredibly natural. The Black Sesame Mochi, on the other hand, had been mixed with mung bean, making it less nutty than I’d have liked, but the stretchy, chewy mochi itself did not disappoint.
Though it is a home-based business, Rakki’s Mochi Milk Buns (S$27) have garnered massive popularity. In the early days of the business, the mochi buns would even sell out in minutes! Available in the flavours of matcha and black sesame, Rakki brings a modern twist to these popular Japanese ingredients.
Enveloped in a soft milk bun, filled with silky white mochi and sprinkled with sweet icing sugar, it is no wonder that these little buns became so popular after their launch. For the black sesame lovers, you can even get all nine milk buns in black sesame for S$29.
8. Bakery M
Located within The Arcade in Raffles Place, Bakery M frequently attracts the CBD crowd with its enticing breads and bakes.
Their mochi bread offerings include Biscoff Caramel Mochi (S$1.90), Peanut Butter Mochi (S$1.70), Hainan Kaya Mochi (S$1.70), Fan-CHEESE-tic Mochi (S$1.90) and Creamy Cranberry Mochi (S$2.10).
With flavours that aren’t very common among other bakeries, Bakery M’s mochi breads do stand out. My personal favourites were the Hainan Kaya Mochi and Peanut Butter Mochi, which had sweet and creamy fillings that paired nicely with the stretchy mochi.
11 Collyer Quay, The Arcade, #01-23, Singapore 049317
+65 6980 6909
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Sat: 8am – 3pm
Closed on Sun
9. Duke Bakery
Duke Bakery has made a name for itself in the country with its assortment of gigantic breads and buns, with one such bun being their huge Matcha Roll with Mochi (S$5.60). Don’t let the price scare you off, because for S$5.60, you’ll be getting a bread that’s almost as big as a whole loaf!
The roll is made with matcha-flavoured bread and filled with smooth white mochi and whole red beans. Topped with almond flakes, this matcha roll is perfect for sharing with fellow mochi bread lovers. Or if you’re feeling hungry, why not finish the whole thing by yourself?
10. Olsen Bakehouse
At the family-oriented Olsen Bakehouse, not only will you be able to savour their beautiful assortment of cakes, you’ll also be able to enjoy their mochi breads.
The Chocolate Mochi Bomb (S$5) consists of a soft milk bun filled with oozy chocolate filling and mochi, while the Sesame Mochi Bomb (S$5) contains nutty black sesame. Olsen Bakehouse’s mochi breads are vegan friendly, so that vegan mochi lovers can enjoy them without worries.
Take note that these mochi breads are only available on the weekends, so be sure to head down on a Saturday or Sunday to get your fix of these soft and fluffy buns.
The highly popular home-based business, Jiababa88, was started by two Taiwanese sisters, who brought chunky Taiwanese bagels to Singapore’s shores. Many of Jiababa88’s bagel offerings consist of a generous amount of mochi sandwiched between chewy bread, and their menu changes often, so you can enjoy an assortment of different mochi bagels each time.
These chunky bagels typically cost between S$15 to S$16 for two pieces, and previous mochi flavours include Red Bean Matcha, Sweet Potato Taro, Black Sesame Peanut and Red Bean Taro.
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