From ramen burgers to cronuts to rainbow bagels, New Yorkers seem to love nothing more than waiting in epically long lines for the latest hyped-up weird food trend. Well the summer of 2016 is nigh and we are happy to present what will likely be THE new ridiculous (yet strangely appealing) food obsession of the year: raindrop cake.
Hailing from Japan, where all the best strange things originate, the raindrop cake is basically a clear drop of jello that is mesmerizing to behold. According to the Huffington Post, New Yorker Darren Wong decided he just had to bring it over to the states, though doing so was difficult because of how “delicate and fragile” the cake is.
According to Wong’s site, the cake tastes like “eating a giant raindrop duh! The cake itself is very mild and very much about the delicate texture the melts in your mouth. Together with the toppings it has a strong sweet kick with a tinge of molasses and roasted nutty flavor.”
The best part of the cake, though? Unlike other food obsessions, this one has almost zero calories (because it’s basically just glorified water, but still).
The cake will be available to buy starting this weekend from — where else? –Smorgasburg.
Raindrop Cake Looks Awesome And Is Almost Zero CaloriesThis raindrop cake is making its U.S. debut.
Posted by The Huffington Post on Thursday, March 31, 2016