That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime just ended, and I am devastated. I mean, that might be a little over-exaggerated, but seriously, I was surprised by how much I liked it!
Okay, wait. I feel I’ve been dishonest with you.
I only started watching Slime maybe…three weeks ago. Four? I’m not sure. I was STUDIOUSLY ignoring this show, mostly because I was feeling a little too elitist for my own good. “Another isekai anime?”, I thought. “How passe. How cliche. How very boring.”
And then someone at the Anime Awards recommended I make mizumochi to represent Rimuru. And that was a pretty good idea. And I really don’t like making food from anime I haven’t seen. So…I started to watch it. I have now stepped off my very high horse, and will FREELY admit that I really like Slime, and, for the record, I’m all into The Rising of the Shield Hero too. With that said, I apologize for being an anime elitist! I will try to refrain from this behavior in the future, because all that happened was that I unnecessarily denied myself the joy of Rimuru and friends for far too long!
Okay, now that THAT’S off my chest, I think we can start! If you are unfamiliar with mizumochi, see if you’ve ever heard of raindrop cakes. You know, the ones that were all over social media maybe… two years ago? They’re a dessert made from agar agar (a vegan, vegetarian, gelatin alternative popular in Asia), water, and sugar. It’s a low calorie dessert, which after making, I can assure you is really not worth your time unless you want to do it to post up on your Instagram.
It’s time-consuming, and in the end doesn’t taste all that great. But, you know. It looks like Rimuru, and it’s good if you don’t mind eating, like, weirdly textured sugar water. It’s cute, if nothing else and looks remarkably like Rimuru. I realize that’s not a RINGING endorsement of this recipe, but honestly, I am not sure I’d recommend this unless you like a kitchen challenge, or unless you’re really dying to hit hard on a two-year-old trend with an anime twist.
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions!
Ingredients for Rimuru Mizumochi
To Make the Mizumochi
1. Heat water to a gentle simmer. Add in sugar, and dissolve.
2. Add in agar agar, and bring to a boil for approximately 10 minutes, or until agar agar completely dissolves. Use a lid to keep steam in, to try to save some of the water evaporating out. Add more water as necessary to replace what has been lost.
3. Turn heat off, and gently stir to disperse bubbles. Add in food dye, and stir until color is uniform.
4. Pour off mixture into spherical molds. Put in the freezer for at least an hour, or the fridge for at least 4 hours, or until completely set.
5. Gently and carefully unmold, and then garnish with strips of nori in the shape of Rimaru’s eye…lines.
6. Try to enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Check in next week for another recipe, and to check out more anime food recipes, visit my blog. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I recently got a Twitter, so you can follow me at @yumpenguinsnack if you would like, and DEFINITELY feel free to send me food requests! My Tumblr is yumpenguinsnacks.tumblr.com. Find me on Youtube for more video tutorials! Enjoy the food, and if you decide to recreate this dish, show me pics! 😀