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Ukishima [浮き島 (うきしま)]
Ukishima stands for “floating island” or “swimming plants”. This Wagashi consists of 2 layers. The lower, dark layer stands for the roots, while the upper layer is green and represents growing plants.
Ukishima is a light steamed cake made of Anko, rice flour from Joshin-ko and Hakurikiko.
Normally it is steamed in a rectangular shape, the Nagashikan, and then cut into pieces. Preferably, this “cake” should be served the same day with a bowl of matcha.
Here you can find the recipe of Ukishima!