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
Besides the appearance, its self-destructing mechanism is a matter of fascination. The Japanese water cake is believed to dissolve into the water if not eaten within 30 minutes of being served.
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.