The Japanese are always looking to impress. Whether it’s with their cuisine, their advanced robotics, legendary punctuality, service, and efficiency, they always seem to make the news throughout the year for some well-deserved reason. In today’s instance, it involves a truly surreal desert that feels almost otherworldly.

What looks like a preserved drop of water is actually a rice cake dessert called ‘shingen mochi’. It can supposedly disintegrate after just 30 minutes, so don’t take too much time eating it. Delicious, cool, tasty, and refreshing, shingen mochi melts in your mouth. Some claim it’s what consuming a delicate water balloon would feel like!

Below is the recipe: