Taste Hawaii’s Famous Mochi

  • Published on Mar 8, 2018
  • Japan’s favorite, mochi, has become a Hawaii treat-at least in Nora Uchida's kitchen. Uchida, a third-generation Japanese-American living in Hilo, Hawaii, inherited her grandmother's mochi recipe and evolved it to include the colors and eclectic tastes of her beloved state. For the past 25 years, she and her family have owned and operated Hilo's last mochi storefront, Two Ladies Kitchen. If you can beat the line running out the door on weekends, you're in for a delicious, only-in-Hawaii treat.
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  • MJ Chung
    MJ Chung 3 days ago

    Mochi from Hawaii is Da best Kine

  • dragonknightgurl
    dragonknightgurl 9 days ago

    If y’all haven’t gone and eaten the brownie mocha y’all is missinggn out I beg my family to get some for me every time. Especially being from hawaii

  • pinq 101
    pinq 101 15 days ago

    I want to buy those mochi now, it's sad that I'm not from Hilo, Hawaii.

  • Cuggi Man Yeeters
    Cuggi Man Yeeters 18 days ago

    That Mochi pounding guy better tho

  • Fishfan 2
    Fishfan 2 18 days ago +1

    Mochi is bomb but watch the carbs per serving thay shit is crazy high, especially packaged mochi. Btw guys it's not hard to find i live in Cali and could find it at my local Japanese store

  • Ghost Fears
    Ghost Fears 18 days ago

    Noooo! She lives in Big Island while i live on Oahu! Why does she live on a different island?

  • Irreleadas msp
    Irreleadas msp 19 days ago

    What does red bean taste like? Is it sweet or like an actual bean?

  • Яна Захариева

    Meeting the two paradises

  • Vyeyllah
    Vyeyllah 19 days ago

    ughhhhhhh im freaking craving it now, i hate ice cream mochi and i want fresh mochi!!!

  • Arczero
    Arczero 19 days ago

    soft mochi :D

  • Luis Cruz
    Luis Cruz 19 days ago

    Family traditions never die nor past

  • Papi Harpy
    Papi Harpy 19 days ago

    I'm hungry now 😢

  • J.C. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart

    Her voice is soothing

  • Aria Werewolves
    Aria Werewolves 21 day ago

    It makes me kind of sad..

  • hana wa11ak
    hana wa11ak 22 days ago +1

    I can't taste mochi cause im broki

  • Ten lov3s his fruits
    Ten lov3s his fruits 24 days ago


  • miley chun
    miley chun 24 days ago

    Hawaii doesn't have snow I should know I live there and trust me it's not even cold in winter

  • Sunset
    Sunset 26 days ago

    I don't really like the flavor of azuki bean it tastes too earthy but I'd eat this woman's mochi

  • Kpooper Things
    Kpooper Things 26 days ago

    Any ARMYs?

  • L M
    L M 27 days ago

    Them Asian are killing the game everywhere and in Hawaii too. It unfortunate that they also profit off of indigenous poly food I see a lot of them doing that on the mainland 😕 it great they're sharing and collab food with other, but it really off putting to steal and profit off of other culture ☹ I wish the best to all Asian everywhere struggling to survive 🤗

  • Dwight Turner
    Dwight Turner 27 days ago +2

    I have heard that in Japan, several older people die each year from eating mochi. If they don't chew it well enough, they can choke on it.

  • Cyrion Burnett
    Cyrion Burnett 27 days ago

    I'm drinking challenge every single time she says mochi you take a shot

  • Keila James
    Keila James 28 days ago

    Mochi 4 Life❤❤❤

  • Paddy C
    Paddy C 28 days ago

    Can she do a roast pig mochi?

  • alejandro pean
    alejandro pean Month ago

    If you are german, this is funny.

  • One life one game
    One life one game Month ago

    Count how many times she says mochi

  • Whoever's reading this is gay

    *I am sad*
    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to buy a plane ticket to Hawaii

  • Crumbzz Stories
    Crumbzz Stories Month ago

    Mochi ice cream tho 🤤

  • martin kullberg
    martin kullberg Month ago

    I would like to taste one😁

  • h sum
    h sum Month ago

    How can i contact with them?

    XDARUSHIXD Month ago

    Bts Summer package in hawai be something else 😂

  • ShxdowYT
    ShxdowYT Month ago +1

    I wanna try this mochi.

  • Christina Penner
    Christina Penner Month ago

    Th old pictures of your family are stunning!!!

  • Austin Rattu
    Austin Rattu Month ago

    “I never say no to peoples suggestions”

    Oh ya how bout mayo mochi

  • Siena May
    Siena May Month ago

    Omg I went to two ladies kitchen!! Their mochi is amazing

  • Game Over
    Game Over Month ago

    Mochi is life


    I love how she pronounce 'mochi'

  • Kiwi Bird
    Kiwi Bird Month ago

    Mochi is love, Mochi is lyfe

  • kerayzey
    kerayzey 2 months ago

    Please make marijuana mochi.

  • Sad Kazoo
    Sad Kazoo 2 months ago

    Well now I’m hungry

  • Sarah Wigglesworth
    Sarah Wigglesworth 2 months ago

    i want this

  • AwesomeAna
    AwesomeAna 2 months ago

    And noowwww its a tourist location because there is no doubt in my mind that I will go there if and when I go to Hawaii, someday.

  • Funneh fan Heredia
    Funneh fan Heredia 2 months ago

    I want one it looks yummy 🤤 she’s awesome I love her voice

  • EMS 76
    EMS 76 2 months ago

    This woman should consider building a business spreading Hawaiian mochi to the big city Asian supermarkets like H Mart and 99 Ranch who already do a thriving business in Japanese mochi. So many of these variations would appeal to both an East Asian and American palette - perhaps even more than green tea, red bean paste, and sesame...

  • Yvette Gray
    Yvette Gray 2 months ago

    passion fruit rules ❤️

  • Aaron W
    Aaron W 2 months ago

    Mochi is Aloha

  • U7 Hydro
    U7 Hydro 2 months ago

    What about malasadas?

  • Green Cosmic
    Green Cosmic 2 months ago

    He mālieʻo Mochi, makemake wau eʻai

    FREEZE BITCH 2 months ago

    For some reason I want beans now....

  • Jyxzel
    Jyxzel 2 months ago

    (Please answer)
    Is this the same two ladies kitchen that is across Ben Franklin at downtown Hilo?

  • JAMCastillo1
    JAMCastillo1 2 months ago

    Yet another place i may never get to go to.
    Her story is very entertaining

  • Akhdan Hanif
    Akhdan Hanif 2 months ago


  • The Grandbull
    The Grandbull 2 months ago

    Make a durian mochi

  • MackDorokiMine Minecraft


  • MackDorokiMine Minecraft

    Japanese Hawaiin

  • Bunnycorn Murderer
    Bunnycorn Murderer 2 months ago


  • Jenny Chai
    Jenny Chai 2 months ago

    I love the way she pronounces mochi

  • Gavin Silva
    Gavin Silva 2 months ago

    Mochi and rice based desserts are my favorite thing in the world

  • Jin’s missing lines on the back of a milk carton

    If anyone makes comments about Jimin Istg

  • Kelsie Landrito
    Kelsie Landrito 2 months ago

    I have a brown French dog named Mochi

  • Nuramni Amani
    Nuramni Amani 2 months ago

    I would like to learn how to make mochi.. Hope i have a chance one day💗

  • Glowing Dots
    Glowing Dots 2 months ago

    i'm happy she pronounced hawaii right. :)

  • It's Mayo
    It's Mayo 2 months ago

    I live in Hawaii and two ladies kitchen is so good! I would recommend if you’re ever visiting!

  • IChaseFish
    IChaseFish 3 months ago

    Guys fr you breed of kpop fans spamming the comments are the ones nobody likes. This had nothing to do with kpop. L e a v e

  • Miki Wong
    Miki Wong 3 months ago

    Umm I came here to TASTE the mochi... hello???

  • maddie3388
    maddie3388 3 months ago

    2:16 actually isnt that called an ichigo daifuku in japan? i LOVED it so much. the sourness of the strawberry and the sweetness of the azuki beans... AND THE CHEWY MOCHI. LIFE IS GREAT.

  • darwin jangco
    darwin jangco 3 months ago

    ironically hilo means in filipino dizziness

  • Suzaan Gurung
    Suzaan Gurung 3 months ago

    When she said MOCHI IS LOVE I lost it Why was it so emotional for me esp when I saw her parents 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Coral Cakey
    Coral Cakey 3 months ago

    ive tried mini mochi in hawaii and it was DELICIOUS

  • The God
    The God 3 months ago

    This channel needs more subs it deserves more

  • Sarah Farron
    Sarah Farron 3 months ago

    We need this in the states and Canada yum!

  • Lilia Nuesca
    Lilia Nuesca 3 months ago

    I also live in Hilo, Hawaii!!! I go there once every two weeks to get a whole batch of different flavors😍😍

  • cathy dominique
    cathy dominique 3 months ago

    This is very inspiring

  • Rachel Queen
    Rachel Queen 3 months ago

    I wanna try so bad:'-(

  • Valerie Salmeron
    Valerie Salmeron 3 months ago

    You mean Jimin?

  • Fade Nickel
    Fade Nickel 3 months ago

    Mochi is love

  • Infires man jiang jiang man genius suga

    Do they have any jam flavoured mochis?

  • Divyam Narayan
    Divyam Narayan 3 months ago

    katakuri approves

  • Viell Duran
    Viell Duran 3 months ago


    • Viell Duran
      Viell Duran 3 months ago

      BTW im Filipino but born in Oahu,Honululu

  • Maxwell Kattner
    Maxwell Kattner 3 months ago

    Which Island is this on?

  • NaySel
    NaySel 3 months ago

    It is beautiful to see that everyone of those people who is in your videos has his own kind of the happiness. Thank you very much!

  • Jacob Estrada
    Jacob Estrada 3 months ago

    Katakuri :]

  • Marco L
    Marco L 3 months ago


  • kreigthepsycho
    kreigthepsycho 3 months ago

    Ironic how the people of hawaii make a good living from food that’s been invented by the ones that bombed them years ago

  • RagnarøsFireLørd Fridenbergs

    Shoutout to my boy, Oil Rig at 0:58

  • achanwahn
    achanwahn 3 months ago

    Marshmallow mochi?!!!
    Omg... 🖒😍
    Yes please!

  • loolya3
    loolya3 3 months ago

    when her parents are at the age of 90 and they can still cook and work well that should be no excuse for anyone who is younger than them not to work

  • Daian Moi
    Daian Moi 3 months ago

    Do they do deliveries to the mainland?!

  • haneul하늘
    haneul하늘 3 months ago

    it looks delicious :)

  • David Carbon
    David Carbon 3 months ago

    I live right next to this spot..I'm going to visit this place soon

  • Afeni-Marie Kolone-Falaniko

    I live in hawaii but in oahu

  • izac ._
    izac ._ 3 months ago

    They looked so delicious! 🤤

  • Taiga M
    Taiga M 3 months ago

    the mochi with the strawberry is deadass just strawberry daifuku lol its not very hawaiian.... regardless this video was cute as hell i love how important her craft is to her and how her whole family helps her out

  • Lorenzo Maldonado
    Lorenzo Maldonado 3 months ago

    I can relate a lot to this story having family moved to Wisconsin from puerto rico for working in the construction and car industry in the 80s

  • Zoe Sofhia Crystal Ford

    mochi 😍😍 my favorite

  • shilstarpop31
    shilstarpop31 3 months ago

    if this wasnt the most beautiful thing

  • Vincent Mac
    Vincent Mac 3 months ago

    You plagiarist.

  • Jimmy rui
    Jimmy rui 3 months ago


  • WriterChim 2
    WriterChim 2 4 months ago

    Aw, i’d just love me some mochi, Jimins such a cutie..