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Japanese Raindrop Cakes

  Japanese Raindrop Cakes

 

Thailand

Mochi, known in Thai as kanom moji, are Japanese sweets made from sticky rice. One remarkable, jelly-like kind of cake, which looks like a large drop of water, is called Mizu Mochi, literally ‘Water Mochi’, yet it is usually referred to as Raindrop Cake.

 

It is also known as Mizu Shingen Mochi, named after Takeda Shingen, a famous historical feudal warlord, and as Mizu Suishyo Mochi, i.e. ‘Crystal Rice Cake’. It is typically served with brown sugar syrup or black honey, black or white sesame seeds, or roasted soybean powder.

 

Japanese Raindrop Cakes

  Japanese Raindrop Cakes