This Giant Drop of Water is Actually a Japanese Cake

By Casey Chan on at

If sorcery exists in this world, I'm pretty sure Japan has already discovered it. They can't quite turn water into wine but they can turn it into a dessert. That water droplet you see above? It's actually a rice cake dessert, or shingen mochi, that melts in your mouth as you eat it. It's like eating a delicate water balloon that can pop at any second. Only way more delicious.

Supposedly, the water drop dessert mochi (mizu shingen mochi) is refreshingly cool and tasty. The water in the droplet comes from the Japanese Alps and the texture is extremely delicate. Here's what the dessert looks like when it's served, supposedly it disintegrates after 30 minutes:

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