London [U.K.]: Japanese raindrop cake has taken the internet by storm. A transparent drop cake, it appears as a solid bubble of water.
Water Raindrop Cake: The 'It' Japanese dessert
It is made up of water from the Southern Japanese Alps which is solidified just enough to be given a shape. The water from these mountains is believed to be so tasty that it does not need any flavouring.
In theory, the water is solidified using agar-agar and is then put into a spherical mould to be set.
Traditionally known as Mizu Shingen Mochi, it is sold at very few stores and cannot be packed for 'to-go' parcel because of its short shelf-life.
Mizu in Japanese means water and Mochi is a kind of dessert made of rice flour.
The transparent water cake is usually served with roasted soybean powder - known as Kinako - and black sugar syrup - known as Kuromitsu.
In also goes well with honey and peanut powder.