Taste Hawaii’s Famous Mochi

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  • 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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  • rezza rafee
    rezza rafee 16 hours ago

    *theres snow in hawaii??*

  • Kellogg ‘s
    Kellogg ‘s 4 days ago

    Aww her parents are so caring and kind to be supporting and helping her still even tho they’re in their 90s. It’s so soothing listening to her voice. If Two Ladies Kitchen is still around when I am able to travel to Hawaii then Ima get every one I could get my hands on 😫.

  • WestNileSnipes
    WestNileSnipes 6 days ago

    Mochi is the best!

  • Drowning Paint
    Drowning Paint 8 days ago

    When your already Asian, you know places where you can get mochi, by the way, did you know that ice cream mochi exists?

  • Zero Two
    Zero Two 15 days ago

    Halal not?

  • XO
    XO 26 days ago

    Daifuku and Mochi ice cream is where it's at

  • LadyPrincessDiana
    LadyPrincessDiana 28 days ago

    "Mochi is my calling". Same fam, same.
    I feel an attraction to mochi that goes beyond anything I've ever eaten. I'm living my best life in Japan, now, surrounded by mochi.

  • 居敬窮理
    居敬窮理 Month ago

    I love mochi. Mochi is my old memory too.

  • yushi911
    yushi911 Month ago

    I'm a CBC and this is why i love so much America. Immigrant bring the food culture and give it a local flavor. Actually it 's been so long now it is part of Hawaii. Will definitely come visit one day.

  • Its_Riceee m
    Its_Riceee m Month ago

    I thought mochis were chinese??

  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak Month ago

    It's a very unique Japanese culture in Hawaii. Like special mochi and poke rice

  • Coconutkat
    Coconutkat Month ago

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMOCHI

  • Snodge Kat
    Snodge Kat Month ago

    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yjfyss
    yjfyss Month ago

    mochi does make me happy and it is love

  • yjfyss
    yjfyss Month ago

    two ladies kitchen is the BEST!! yUs

  • yjfyss
    yjfyss Month ago

    YES! i loovee the mochi here 🤧

  • DLY
    DLY 2 months ago

    Pretty common in japan

  • Myron Regalado
    Myron Regalado 2 months ago

    Aw! How authentic and ethnic

  • SweetSugar HoneyCandy
    SweetSugar HoneyCandy 2 months ago

    Oahu🤙🏖

  • Roxy Park
    Roxy Park 2 months ago

    Can i have a MOCHI???????? PLEASEEE

  • Hypnoeyes
    Hypnoeyes 2 months ago +2

    Even though she grew up in Hawaii, she still has that distinguishing japanese accent while fluently speaking english. I greatly applaud this woman. Hope I can try your mochis in the future.

  • Hilo lu
    Hilo lu 2 months ago

    I used to live right behind her shop. I was 6 month pregnant and would walk to her shop sometime. It sold out pretty quick and people would line up just to get it.

  • M. Luaehu
    M. Luaehu 2 months ago

    Mochi from Hawaii is Da best Kine

  • dragonknightgurl
    dragonknightgurl 2 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Cuggi Man Yeeters
    Cuggi Man Yeeters 3 months ago

    That Mochi pounding guy better tho

  • Fishfan 2
    Fishfan 2 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Irreleadas msp
    Irreleadas msp 3 months ago

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

  • Яна Захариева

    Meeting the two paradises

  • Vyeyllah
    Vyeyllah 3 months ago

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

  • Arczero
    Arczero 3 months ago

    soft mochi :D

  • Luis Cruz
    Luis Cruz 3 months ago

    Family traditions never die nor past

  • Papi Harpy
    Papi Harpy 3 months ago

    I'm hungry now 😢

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Her voice is soothing

  • Aria Werewolves
    Aria Werewolves 3 months ago

    It makes me kind of sad..

  • hana wa11ak
    hana wa11ak 3 months ago +1

    I can't taste mochi cause im broki

  • Ten lov3s his fruits
    Ten lov3s his fruits 3 months ago

    CHIM CHIM

  • miley chun
    miley chun 3 months ago

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

  • mr.suzuki
    mr.suzuki 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Any ARMYs?

  • L M
    L M 3 months 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 3 months ago +4

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Keila James
    Keila James 3 months ago

    Mochi 4 Life❤❤❤

  • Paddy C
    Paddy C 3 months ago

    Can she do a roast pig mochi?

  • alejandro pean
    alejandro pean 3 months ago

    If you are german, this is funny.

  • One life one game
    One life one game 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Mochi ice cream tho 🤤

  • martin kullberg
    martin kullberg 4 months ago

    I would like to taste one😁

  • h sum
    h sum 4 months ago

    How can i contact with them?

  • XDARUSHIXD
    XDARUSHIXD 4 months ago

    Bts Summer package in hawai be something else 😂

  • ShxdowYT
    ShxdowYT 4 months ago +1

    I wanna try this mochi.

  • Christina Penner
    Christina Penner 4 months ago

    Th old pictures of your family are stunning!!!

  • Austin Rattu
    Austin Rattu 4 months ago

    “I never say no to peoples suggestions”

    Oh ya how bout mayo mochi

  • Siena May
    Siena May 4 months ago

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

  • Game Over
    Game Over 4 months ago

    Mochi is life

  • BISCUIT LYRICS
    BISCUIT LYRICS 4 months ago

    I love how she pronounce 'mochi'

  • Kiwi Bird
    Kiwi Bird 4 months ago

    Mochi is love, Mochi is lyfe

  • kerayzey
    kerayzey 4 months ago

    Please make marijuana mochi.

  • Sad Kazoo
    Sad Kazoo 4 months ago

    Well now I’m hungry

  • Sarah Wigglesworth
    Sarah Wigglesworth 4 months ago

    i want this

  • AwesomeAna
    AwesomeAna 4 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.

  • Wendy Gacha Heredia
    Wendy Gacha Heredia 4 months ago

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

  • EMS 76
    EMS 76 4 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 4 months ago

    passion fruit rules ❤️

  • Aaron W
    Aaron W 5 months ago

    Mochi is Aloha

  • U7 Hydro
    U7 Hydro 5 months ago

    What about malasadas?

  • Green Cosmic
    Green Cosmic 5 months ago

    He mālieʻo Mochi, makemake wau eʻai

  • FREEZE BITCH
    FREEZE BITCH 5 months ago

    For some reason I want beans now....

  • Jyxzel
    Jyxzel 5 months ago

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

  • JAMCastillo1
    JAMCastillo1 5 months ago

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

  • Akhdan Hanif
    Akhdan Hanif 5 months ago

    Tamako-chan?

  • The Grandbull
    The Grandbull 5 months ago

    Make a durian mochi

  • MackDorokiMine Minecraft

    Moching

  • MackDorokiMine Minecraft

    Japanese Hawaiin

  • Bunnycorn Murderer
    Bunnycorn Murderer 5 months ago

    MOCHI IS GOD

  • Jenny Chai
    Jenny Chai 5 months ago

    I love the way she pronounces mochi

  • Gavin Silva
    Gavin Silva 5 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 5 months ago

    I have a brown French dog named Mochi

  • Nuramni Amani
    Nuramni Amani 5 months ago

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

  • It's Mayo
    It's Mayo 5 months ago

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

  • IChaseFish
    IChaseFish 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Mandy da Man
    Mandy da Man 5 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 5 months ago

    ironically hilo means in filipino dizziness

  • Suzaan Gurung
    Suzaan Gurung 5 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 5 months ago

    ive tried mini mochi in hawaii and it was DELICIOUS

  • The God
    The God 5 months ago

    This channel needs more subs it deserves more

  • Sarah Farron
    Sarah Farron 6 months ago

    We need this in the states and Canada yum!

  • Lily Flower
    Lily Flower 6 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 6 months ago

    This is very inspiring

  • Rachel Queen
    Rachel Queen 6 months ago

    I wanna try so bad:'-(

  • Valerie Salmeron
    Valerie Salmeron 6 months ago

    You mean Jimin?

  • Fade Nickel
    Fade Nickel 6 months ago

    Mochi is love

  • Infires man jiang jiang man genius suga

    Do they have any jam flavoured mochis?

  • Divyam Narayan
    Divyam Narayan 6 months ago

    katakuri approves

  • Viell Duran
    Viell Duran 6 months ago

    🌋ALOHA🐚🌹🤙

    • Viell Duran
      Viell Duran 6 months ago

      BTW im Filipino but born in Oahu,Honululu