This senbei is delightfully crunchy and the perfect vehicle to deliver that classic wasabi flavor. All the hallmarks of wasabi are in this snack, particularly the spice that tickles the back of your throat and plays with your nose, instead of a heat that greets the tongue that’s usually found in chilis. That such a simple rice cracker can pack such a flavorful punch might shock you if you didn’t read this guide first! But that special spicy flavor is why wasabi is a beloved pantry staple for all Japanese.
Featured in June '19 Bokksu: Traditional Flavors of Japan.