Is Kyoto’s raindrop cake as good as the original from Yamanashi?

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

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Japan’s famous water cake now has some stiff competition. 

Back in 2014, Japan went crazy for a new type of dessert dubbed a “Raindrop Cake“, which was so delicate it was said to disappear in 30 minutes. The unique dessert quickly went on to receive worldwide attention…and a lot of copycat versions based on the original from Kinseiken in Yamanashi Prefecture.

Yamanashi’s creation is officially called Mizu Shingen Mochi, with “mizu” meaning “water” and “Shingen mochi” being the name of another jiggly sweet made by the company, which is so famous it even has its own KitKat.

For years

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