Thursday, May 07, 2015

Amazing Water Cake

The delicate cake below lasts only 30 minutes after being served. It is a relative of the Japanese rice-cake confection shingen mochi. A regular shingen mochi is a Japanese-style dessert made from gyuhi, a particularly soft form of mochi rice cake, sprinkled with abundant kinako soybean powder and eaten with brown sugar syrup poured over it.

This special cake is made from water from a source in the  Japanese Alps that has been solidified just enough to give it a shape. The mizu shingen mochi is so soft that it feels like it might break with just a gentle poke, and it melts away like water in your mouth. Because it loses its shape within 30 minutes it can only be eaten in the shop and is not available for takeout.



Thanks Bruce!

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