Mizuyokan is made without the outer shell of steamed dough, and instead of a paste, the mashed beans are mixed with gelatin, cooled for an extended period of time, and then cut into squares and served.
red bean cake is made with hardened red bean paste that has been frozen. The cake is sweetened and sprinkled with sesames. It is generally tough to bite, and is served as a square block. Depending on the particular , this may seen as a year-round snack, or as a seasonal consumed on certain Traditional Chinese holidays.