[RECIPE] Purple Yam Mochi Balls (紫薯麻糬波波)

A few weeks ago, I made the Cheese Mochi Balls, and I decided to go for a sweet version – Purple Yam Mochi Balls. If you have any leftover purple yam, you can make this delicious and beautiful kid-friendly treat in no time. Mr. enjoyed the sweet version way more that he finished the entire batch almost right away.

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[ ᴘᴜʀᴘʟᴇ ʏᴀᴍ ᴍᴏᴄʜɪ ʙᴀʟʟs ] . You can get really creative with mochi balls 🤩 few posts ago, I made the cheese mochi balls, and last week, I made a sweet version - 𝘗𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘠𝘢𝘮 𝘔𝘰𝘤𝘩𝘪 𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 🍠 With some leftover purple yam (~50g), you can turn them into kid-friendly treats. 💁🏻‍♂️ loves the sweet version way more, and he cleaned the entire batch in less than an hour 😂 Btw, the balls are naturally purple with #nofilter! Do you love this vibrant color? . ✍🏻 Recipe is on my latest blog post. Link in bio. — #pigoutyvr #sumhomecafe #mochiballs #purpleyam #purplefood #purpleaesthetic #foodtrends #bakingathome #easyrecipe #homebakery #topfoodnews #nomsmag #vancityeats #dishedvan #curiocityvan #foodietribe #yelpvancouver #fbcigers #yvreats #yvrblogger #eatcouver #604eats #districtlocal #foodstyling #narcityvancouver #foodgasm #food52 #紫薯麻糬波波 #麻糬波波

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Purple Yam Mochi Balls

  • Servings: 20 balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 110g Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 15g Tapioca Starch/Flour
  • 50-60g Purple Yam, mashed
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 40g Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 40mL Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/356°F.
  2. Sift Glutinous Rice Flour and Tapioca Starch. Add sugar and mashed purple yam. Combine.
  3. Add egg and melted unsalted butter to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Slowly add milk to the mixture until forming a soft dough. You might not need all the milk, so make sure to add SLOWLY and stop once it forms a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 20g each and roll them into perfect round balls. Place them on the parchment paper.
  6. Bake the dough in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Ready to serve.

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