Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a unique twist on an otherwise bizarre idea.
A few years ago, foodies were somewhat taken aback with the latest dessert fad. Eagerly awaiting their scrumptious dessert, the dish was placed before them and they were faced with…a blob of water.
Imagine the disappointment and indignant cries. No risk of extra calories with that let-down of a dish.
But here’s the thing…it’s not really water, it’s actually a cake. Called Mizu Shingen Mochi, it’s a rice cake made from agar and water taken from the Japanese Alps.
While it might look as though it will evaporate before your eyes or pop with the mere threat of your spoon, it can actually be scooped up like any other cake.
As you would expect from looking at it, it has a very delicate texture and if you’re not quick it will actually melt away; so stop talking about it and get on with eating it…quickly…you’ve got 30 minutes to be precise.
So that fad began a few years back and there’s not a whisker in sight. Not very relevant for this blog, you’re thinking. What’s that got to do with animals?
Well Twitter user @mithiruka transformed this lacklustre water droplet into a purrfectly curled up cat, which not only looks amazing and far too beautiful to eat but also revived the cake’s popularity once more. Hurrah!
Want to make your own version of this see-through dessert? Watch this video…
Let us know how your dessert turns out in the comments below.