I give you… the water cake. To the naked eye it may look like a giant bubble of water, when in fact it’s a transparent piece of Japanese rice cake commonly known as Mizu Shingen Mochi. Mochi us usually an opaque substance, usually white but often also white, green or pink. It has a flavour of sugary dough.
The best, most futuristic part about this dessert? If you don’t eat it within 30 minutes it disappears…. Because I’ll eat it. No not really, it actually just evaporates.
Currently shingen mochi is made and sold in two Kinseiken shops in Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan. The cake is clear and jelly-like, and served with a sugar syrup and kinako, a roasted soybean flour that is often served with other types of mochi. Is it worth it? Well, if you like eating future food it is. Therefore yes, it’s worth it.