A traditional Asian cake made with a variety of ingredients such as glutinous rice, salt, sugar, and at times, fruits and beans. The ingredients are mixed and baked before being served. Commercially prepared rice cakes are also available that are round, flat-surfaced, and crispy. Similar to a flatbread, rice cakes can provide a bland taste or be flavored with seasonings for cheese, caramel, and cinnamon flavors to provide a sweeter tasting snack. This cake can be served as a low-fat appetizer or it can be topped with fruits, eggs, or other types of foods and food toppings.