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Japan's Magical Raindrop Cake Comes To NYC

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Japan's Magical Raindrop Cake Comes To NYC
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Its futuristic appearance made it the Cronut of Japan and now it's available in New York City. What are we talking about? This sphere-like raindrop cake (or water cake) known as Mizu Shingen Mochi that blew up the internet last fall.

The water cake is being served at Smorgasburg, the popular outdoor market in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, where it goes by the name of raindrop cake.

Not only does it look and feel like water but it is also calorie free. This is all possible to the combination of water and agar-agar (a vegan gelatin substitute) that is used in making the stunning dessert, creator David Wong told the Huffington Post. Wong said it was tricky to get the recipe just right. “The cake has to maintain its shape but still have the texture of water."

Wong's raindrop cake may be ordered with two condiments: kinako (roasted soy bean flour) and a syrup that looks like molasses: eating it is definitely an experience for the senses.

If you can't make it to Brooklyn you can always try making your own water cake at home. Here's a video to get you started:

How to make raindrop cake (water cake) at home

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