The mochi doughnut trend in Las Vegas shows no signs of letting up with Mochinut making its debut in Chinatown. The chain with 10 branches in the United States features the doughnuts made with Japanese rice cakes fried like an American doughnut that originated in Hawaii.
The pon de ring-shaped crispy and chewy doughnuts come in flavors such as yuzu, ube, taro, pistachio, mango, black sesame, Nutella, and banana milk, among others. Mochinut also specializes in Korean-style corn dogs on a stick, filled with sausage, mozzarella, and a rice flour batter that can be upgraded with crispy ramen or potato. The batter-dipped sticks are then deep-fried to order.
The restaurant also carries a large roster of teas, including milk teas, cheese foam, and fresh fruit varieties. Signature teas include a mocha messy strawberry milk, Oreo brûlée matcha milk, and brûlée avocado smash.
The restaurant replaces LuLaLa Karaoke & Skewers, close to Arville Street and new neighbor Sushi Kaya. Mochinut already has plans to open in Henderson at 55 S. Valle Verde Drive.
Mochinut, 4355 Spring Mountain Road, 702-268-8207. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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