Travel Magazine

Japanese Snacks

By Mustachio @mustachio2011

My friend, Hiromi, whom I had met through a language app in 2018, and met in person when I visited Gunma in 2019, and who visited me in Cebu is 2020, sent me a box of Japanese snacks.

Japanese Snacks
The parcel arrived in the Philippines three days after Hiromi dropped it off at their post office, but it took more than a month from arriving in my country to get to me! Hiromi was worried that some of it might have expired!
Japanese Snacks
What I did not expect was for the parcel to be so big—she had sent about 40 kinds of snacks! So many! What should I eat first? Easy. By expiration date! There were three that were already past their expiration date (April), but we (my family and I) still ate them.
Japanese Snacks Mochi Taro 餅太郎 This one is somewhat like rice crackers with a light taste and has bits of peanuts.★★★★
Japanese Snacks Cut Yotchan (White) カットよっちゃん (しろ)This is a squid snack flavored with vinegar. It was very sour!★★Apparently, it is a popular dagashi (small and cheap Japanese snacks ranging from 10 yen to 100 yen).Which reminds me—another friend, Yumiko, brought me to visit a dagashiya (shop selling dagashi) in Kawagoe in 2019.
Japanese Snacks Ama Ika Taro 甘いか太郎This is sweet and salty squid in kimchi flavor.★★★
Japanese Snacks Fried Potato フライドポテトLightly salty French fries-shaped snack.★★
Japanese Snacks 駄菓子屋さんのカレーThis is a curry flavored snack. I like Japanese curry! I could not stop eating this.★★★★
Japanese Snacks Komusubi Arare 小結あられArare are rice snacks/crackers that go well with drinks (or so the Japanese say).This snack is slightly salty.Hiromi says this one is a hineri-age or twisted fried snack.With or without drinks, it disappeared in our tummies in a flash.★★★★★

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