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Japanese foods-- Okashi


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I really love one snack though that is similar to their raisin one, the mobi one though has two versions one with apples and figs (as well as raisins) and another with the addition of pinapple and orange
the pine/orange/raisin cookie is really quite good, and you can taste each fruit clearly... what is this other snack that you refer to? is it japanese?
"Bibimbap shappdy wappdy wap." - Jinmyo
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the pine/orange/raisin cookie is really quite good, and you can taste each fruit clearly...  what is this other snack that you refer to?  is it japanese?

The snack I am referring to is called allraisin and is also made by Tohato (makers of the Mobi products), it looks like this:

http://www.tohato.jp/products/allraisin/

I just saw their home page for the first time and next to the raisin one they have one called alladzuki, apparently with adzuki beans. I have never seen this before and will look for it at the store today.....

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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old skool fujiya has a product which i happen to like. peko no botan (peko's buttons).

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anyway, these small cookies have the diameter of an american quarter. very cute. choclate filled. and they are FLAKEY. like slightly overbaked puff pastry. a teeny tiny milk chocolate pie. yums. they have a choclate pastry with vanilla filling brother to this, but i havent bought that one yet. and i think those are still peko chan's buttons, and not poko chans.

"Bibimbap shappdy wappdy wap." - Jinmyo
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Ok... i tried the "yaki- ume"... and my eyes just squinted and the hinge of my jaw made a double- lock which stung and i had to bite my cheeks to reverse the effect.... im sure you get the picture... :wacko:

I don't mind sending some over to you Kristin if you would like to try them...

I'll probably be creative and use the rest of the packet on some ochazuke or shreaded as an additive with pork shogayaki... :cool:

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Ok... i tried the "yaki- ume"... and my eyes just squinted and the hinge of my jaw made a double- lock which stung and i had to bite my cheeks to reverse the effect.... im sure you get the picture...  :wacko:

I don't mind sending some over to you Kristin if you would like to try them...

I'll probably be creative and use the rest of the packet on some ochazuke or shreaded as an additive with pork shogayaki... :cool:

are they dry? or are they more like regular umeboshi?

I will look for them at the store tomorrow.....

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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are they dry? or are they more like regular umeboshi?

I will look for them at the store tomorrow.....

They are actually dry, not soaked in any liquid... but the ume is moist with a hint of roasted(?) taste... here's a picture.

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I've actually found another way to eat it :rolleyes: It's a little disgusting, but it tastes quite unique!! I coat it with a little bit of butter and roll in sugar until it's all thickly sugar coated, and just eat it! :wink:

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I think I mentioned it in the umeboshi thread, but I was once given a snack upon arrival at an onsen (hot spring) of umeboshi that had been rolled in brown sugar. It was really good and I have done that at home home a couple of times now.

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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Look what i bought.... :rolleyes:
wah....

you found all raisin!!! (ive been looking for that around here and no luck! ill keep trying, there are a number of places to check out still...)

and you got the caramels!

do let us know what you think of all three products....

"Bibimbap shappdy wappdy wap." - Jinmyo
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OK, here's the verdict...

The pumpkin pocky tasted very much like pumpkin pie.. if you've ever had it... it's like sweet creamed pumpkin on a nice crunchy crust. I would definately buy it again! :raz: that's if they have any left...

The All Raisin raisin cookie has a very unique texture and flavour :wub: . It is jam packed with raisins (im thinking about 55% of it) and is not too moist or too tarty in flavour. The cookie is nice and crumbly yet not too dry... has a chewy side to it as well.

I tried heating it up with the oven turned off after a pre-heat of 200 degrees for about 3-4 minutes and it turned out even better :raz: ... the raisin became a tiny bit gooier and the cookie is more crisp.

The Kurozato is AMAZING!! It's sooo addictive, just like Kritin mentioned. I already had about 13 of it :blush:. It does have quite a distinc flavour of burnt sugar (similar to the sugar crust of a creme brulee), which i adore!! The texture is dense and toffee- like, chewy without being soft. It can also be treated like a candy to melt in your mouth... but i prefer chewing!

pictures will be added later...

p.s sorry about the size of those pictures in the previous post... i'll try to downsize them... :raz:

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I think I have found a new favorite wasabi-flavored snack.

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The Romaji transliteration on the US-importer applied sticky label on the back of the package says "DAIKO NORITEN WASABI AJI". I bought a small bag of these onsale for $1.60 a package at Mitsuwa marketplace -- now I want to run out and buy a case of them, they are so addictive.

They are basically just small rectangles of nori seaweed (the kind used to wrap sushi maki) that have been dipped in a tempura batter of shoyu (soy sauce) and wasabi seasoned eggwhite, wheat flour and some type of starch, and very crispy deep-fried in soybean oil. They have a big horseradish kick to them, and they are addictive as hell. I went thru a whole bag in one sitting in about 5 minutes. They are also heavily laced with MSG, surprise surprise.

According to the pictograph serving suggestions in the back, they are good as a snack wth beer or a soft drink, placed on top of your ramen soup, or eaten with your family in the car.

US Importer info:

DAIEI TRADING CO., INC.  (718) 539-8100

14-50 128th St., College Point, NY 11356

A similar or nearly identical product appears to come from this company:

http://www.wizzywig.com/xcart/catalog/prod...ten_Wasabi.html

Jason Perlow

Co-Founder, The Society for Culinary Arts & Letters

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I found another winner!

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Normally I don't like apollo but that is because I can't stand that fake strawberry flavor, these are cranberry flavored! This really surprised me because the Japanese don't eat cranberries.....

It was quite good though, they are also jumbo sized at about 5 times the normal size.

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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My favorite Japanese snacks are the crunchy little fish, seasoned and shredded dried squid and babystar ramen. Oh, and Calbee Shrimp Chips.

Calbee makes great stuff. I recently bought a few different flavors of their "Grill -A- Corn" which are basically like crunchy cheeze doodles, except that instead of cheese dust they have various seasonings on them, like "spicy" or "BBQ"

Jason Perlow

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Calbee makes great stuff. I recently bought a few different flavors of their "Grill -A- Corn" which are basically like crunchy cheeze doodles, except that instead of cheese dust they have various seasonings on them, like "spicy" or "BBQ"

Their Snappea Crisps/Saya are good too, although the original flavored ones are better than the Caesar ones, IMO.

Cheryl

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On Sunday my husband's aunt gave us a huge bag of snacks, it is actually only 3 kinds but huge amounts of each one.

One bag consisted of about 50 individually wrapped country ma'am cookies, all in one of their new flavors, gianduja (a hazelnut chocolate):

http://www.fujiya-peko.co.jp/brand/country/13146.html

I have hidden them from the rest of the family...... :shock::biggrin:

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

my two newest finds

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honey and butter pretz, I didn't expect to really like these since I don't like the taste of either honey nor butter, and I didn't really care for it. My son devoured them though....

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meltykiss with matcha filling, now this was good! My son and I are fighting over the box as I type!

Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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