A moffle is a Japanese dish consisting of mochi rice cake cooked in a waffle iron, which creates a waffle.[1][2] A typical cooked moffle has a crunchy exterior with a thin interior layer of glutinous mochi.[3] When prepared as a dessert, it is typically served with various condiments.[1][2] It is also prepared as a snack food using ingredients such as ham and cheese or cod roe.[4]

Sanyei Company claims to have invented the moffle, receiving a trademark for the product in 2000.[3] Sanyei mass-produces moffle makers for consumer and commercial use.[3] Some restaurants use flavored mochi to prepare the moffle.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Silva, Valentina (January 22, 2015). "Forget the Cronut, Here's the Moffle Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Cheng, Martha (November 27, 2013). "Moffles, maffles and waffles". Honolulu Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Nagata, Kazuaki (March 19, 2008). "'Mochi' moffles reinvent the waffle". The Japan Times. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Stop waffling: Japan invents the "moffle"". Reuters. March 19, 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2018.