Trust the Japanese to invent something amazing and crazy! Their creativity isn’t limited to, technological innovations alone, it spills into food and how. This time, they’ve invented a very special dessert, that’s as much a treat for the eyes, as it’s for the taste buds. Looking at the picture, it seems like a jelly or crystal dessert made of gelatin, but it’s actually a super sensitive dessert made of water. Yes, you heard it right, it’s a water cake!
‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’,literally translates into ‘the water cake’ in Japanese, is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!
Its makers say it’s like a traditional dessert mocha – sweet, usually sprinkled with kinako soybean powder and partnered with brown sugar syrup – except, you know, this one looks like a water droplet. If that’s not drool-worthy enough for you, the cake even melts in your mouth! Those who have tasted the treat went on Twitter, saying it’s ‘refreshingly cool’ and ‘tasty.
This cake is so delicate that it loses its form in just 30 minutes or as and when it is taken at room temperature. The sweet delicacy melts into your mouth as soon as it touches the tongue. Mizu shingen mochi was first introduced last year during summers and after its smashing popularity, it has been brought into the market again this year. It will be available at the Kinseiken Seika store in Yamanashi, Japan, till the end of this September. The crystal looking dessert is exclusive to this company and is not available anywhere else in the world. So the next time you plan a summer trip to Japan, you know exactly what you shouldn’t miss.
You have limited time to take selfies and food porn photos with it, though. Its consistency only allows it to take form for 30 minutes, before finally disintegrating into plain, old water.