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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Grandma Putsie's Butter Mochi

Type of Cuisine: Local
Provided By: Kamaha'o Akau
From: Hanamaʻulu

This dish is special to me because it’s my grandma’s favorite dish to make when we go to family parties!


1 boxmochiko
1 cancoconut milk
1-1/2 cupsmilk
2 cupssugar
1 tspvanilla extract
1-1/2 tspbaking powder
1 blockbutter or margarine, melted


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 greased pan and bake at 375 degrees for one hour
  3. Cool completely before covering. Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Kamaha’o Akau