If this was put on my plate I’m not sure I would know what to do. Can I eat it? Do I drink it? Can I even touch it? We all might be prone to marvel at it for a while, but don’t wait. This delicacy is only available for a limited time… 30 minutes, then it’s just a puddle.
Okay, what is this thing? It’s a Japanese delicacy created by the Kineseiken Sieka Company called a Mizu Shingen Mochi. Most Shingen Mochis are a yellow rice cake served as dessert with brown sugar syrup and soybean powder. The Mizu is made of water (go figure…) sourced from a coveted spring in the Southern Japanese Alps. I don’t know how they do it, and maybe that’s the point, but eaters have described the taste as instilled with “natural sweetness” and the texture as “delightfully soft.” Unfortunately Kinesieken Sieka literally has some sort of patent on this thing, so if you’re intrigued and want a taste for yourself you may be in for a long ride.