This Delicate Japanese Rice Cake Dessert Embodies the Essence of Water

 - Jun 7, 2014
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As a traditional Japanese snack, the rice cake dessert is one that doesn't do much changing—why fix something that's not broken, right? However, one Japanese chef dared to do something new to a traditional rice cake and effectively turned it into an enchanting dessert that looks just like an oversized water droplet.

The new rice cake by Kinseiken is being called the Mizu Shingen Mochi (as opposed to the usual Shingen Mochi) and it's actually made from water of the Japanese Alps. The dessert is said to be so delicate, it will disintegrate within 30 minutes of sitting out at room temperature. As far as texture goes, the unusual dessert is described as "chewy," "surprising" and "refreshingly cool."