If you’re on the lookout for a satisfying, unique snack, look no further: Trader Joe’s new kung pao chicken mochi balls are the ideal treat!
Each pack of Trader Joe’s kung pao chicken mochi balls has 8 pieces, which can be prepared in a toaster or conventional oven. These snacks feature a spicy kung pao chicken filling with chopped up vegetables and chicken enveloped by a layer of mochi. Unlike dessert mochi balls, which commonly have sweetened fillings (like adzuki bean paste or ice cream) and a stretchy rice dough exterior dusted with cornstarch, these mochi balls have an exterior that is crispy and browned on the outside once the snacks are baked.
After biting into the satisfyingly crunchy-and-chewy outside of the mochi balls, you can enjoy their flavorful but not overly spicy filling. Although they are a savory snack, the mochi balls’ filling is still pleasantly sweet, which complements the umami taste of the chicken. They have a perfect mochi-to-filling ratio, and while the inside has generous amounts of sauce, the mochi does not become soggy.
My entire family and I adore these mochi balls, which can be found in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s for $3.49. They make a great appetizer or stand-alone snack. Whether you are an adventurous eater in search of a mouthwatering new food or a long-time mochi lover who wants to explore the possibilities of this versatile food item, you will love Trader Joe’s kung pao chicken mochi balls!