This bouncy cake which looks like a water droplet is made with agar, which is a vegan alternative to gelatine and water. It is served with two condiments - one is roasted soybean flour known as Kinako and the other is a sugary syrup called Kuromitsu. Since the cake is made with only water and agar, it is believed to have no calories and is a very popular treat in Japan.
This oddly satisfying cake is exactly the shape of a raindrop or a water-droplet and has no colour. You have to mix the two condiments in each bite you take. The mixture of agar and water is heated and set in moulds under refrigeration and is given no flavouring until the condiments are served. The cake when eaten is mild and has a delicate texture that melts in your mouth. Along with the condiments, it offers a sweet kick with a tinge of smoky molasses and roasted nutty flavour.
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Purple Raindrop Cake has Made its Way!
The raindrop cake got a makeover this year and was made into a beautiful purple coloured droplet. Believed to have been invented by Chef Darren Wong from Brooklyn, the purple raindrop cake is made with purple ube, a type of sweet potato popularly used in Filipino cuisine. The dessert is served with sweetened coconut milk and coconut jelly to enhance its flavours. Worth a try, definitely.
These blobs of delight are making us drool. Take a look.