japanese water cake shingen mochi

Met my uncle and aunt for lunch. Took them to our favourite AYCE Japanese place, and they were impressed at the variety. I was in charge of selecting from the order sheets and we stuck mostly to sashimi, salad and grilled food. No tempura cos everyone didn’t like fried food.

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Ice cream mochi for dessert and today they even have something that is like shingen mochi, a clear blob of watery jelly that looks like it’s held together by specific gravity. Bland tasting, to be honest. There was a pretty edible flower embedded inside that gave some floral notes. Mostly, it’s something that looks extremely pretty without much taste. Definitely a novelty food item.