Have you ever heard of a water cake? Well it’s a Japanese rice cake, also known as Mizu Shigen Mochi, that is clear and jiggly while appearing exactly like a huge drop of water. This water mochi was first served and made popular by a confectionery in Yamanashi. Inconceivably, it’s both solid and liquid at the same time and if you don’t eat it within 30 minutes it disappears. To kick things up a notch, Twitter user mithiruka shared a pic of a clear water cake in the shape of a sleeping cat and needless to say…it’s purrfect!
The Internet is going absolutely crazy about it, as the photo was posted on Twitter, and it’s gone viral in Japan since with over 26k likes and 21k retweets. If you want to make a water cake yourself, you’ll need water, sugar and Japanese agar powder. See this recipe for full instructions.
Twitter user mithiruka shared a pic of a clear water cake…in the shape of a sleeping cat
Japanese Twitter absolutely love the purrfect sleeping cat water cake
You may remember the famous Japanese water cake in the form of a raindrop.
Mithiruka also shared a video to show that these cakes can come in many different shapes
If you were wondering how she managed the amazing cat-like shape…the secret: the water cake base is made then poured into a silicone mold cat that was bought from a Japanese home good store MUJI.
So who’s up for making some dessert tonight? Share with your friends and have a Japanese cat water cake party!