A Richmond ramen restaurant started offering mochi donuts earlier this month, and the colourful desserts are already making a splash on social media.
The donuts combine mochi, a popular Japanese treat made from glutinous rice, with the Western fried cakes.
Asaka Ramen, which makes the mochi donuts fresh in store, assures diners they’re the perfect finish to your savoury bowl of noodles and broth. They come in maple, cookie and matcha flavours.
Emma Choo, a food blogger who goes by @VancouverFoodie on Instagram, tried them and said they’re oilier than mochi donuts she’s tried in Japan and Taiwan, but still good.
Asaka Ramen is located at 2780 No. 3 Road in Richmond.