Bokksu Japanese snack box okinawa theme

JULY 2020

Sunny Okinawa

めんそ〜れ沖縄  

sunny Okinawa Bokksu of Japanese snacks

JULY 2020

Sunny Okinawa

めんそ〜れ沖縄  

Okinawa's unique climate and geography make it home to some very special ingredients you won’t find anywhere else in Japan.

Okinawa islands of Japan

Tropical island tastes

Okinawa is known for its sandy beaches, clear oceans, and sunny skies. This month we're bringing the tropical tastes of Sunny Okinawa straight to you! Featuring ingredients like beniimo, kokuto, shiquasa, and more, these snacks offer a taste of this unique island prefecture.

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Kokuto Black Sugar Candied Walnuts
Kokuto Black Sugar Candied Walnuts
(Classic Bokksu Exclusive!)
Okinawa Soba
Okinawa Soba
(Classic Bokksu Exclusive!)
Kabukiage Rice Crackers: Shiquasa Salt
Kabukiage Rice Crackers: Shiquasa Salt
Luxury Cafe Time Chinsuko: Cheese Flavor
Luxury Cafe Time Chinsuko: Cheese Flavor
Ishigakijima Chili Oil Chips
Ishigakijima Chili Oil Chips
Matcha + Chocolate Chip Chinsuko
Matcha + Chocolate Chip Chinsuko
Okinawa Island Fruit Drops: Hirami Lemon Madeleine
Okinawa Island Fruit Drops: Hirami Lemon Madeleine
Natural Yeast Bread: Okinawa Black Sugar
Natural Yeast Bread: Okinawa Black Sugar
Okinawa Exclusive Mini Genji Pie with Beniimo
Okinawa Exclusive Mini Genji Pie with Beniimo
Okinawa Kokuto Black Sugar Cookie
Okinawa Kokuto Black Sugar Cookie
Okinawa Yukishio Snow Salt Caramel Nut Sable Cookie
Okinawa Yukishio Snow Salt Caramel Nut Sable Cookie
Higa Granny’s Sanpin Cha Jasmine Tea
Higa Granny’s Sanpin Cha Jasmine Tea
Kokuto Black Sugar Candied Walnuts

Kokuto Black Sugar Candied Walnuts

Manufacturer: Yume Create
Common Allergens: Tree nuts
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Walnuts are rolled around and coated in Okinawa’s famous richkokuto “black” sugar. Kokuto is a traditional sugar made in Okinawa by slowly cooking down pure sugarcane juice into a soft, crumbly sugar with a complex flavor. The sweetness can be a bit intense, so we recommend pairing with tea for balance.

Okinawa Soba

Okinawa Soba

Manufacturer: Nampo
Common Allergens: Fish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

Okinawan-style soba gets its unique flavor fromkoregusu, Okinawan chili peppers infused with rice liquor. This Okinawa specialty has been transformed into a deliciously crunchy snack with all the flavor of the original dish for a mildly spicy and intensely savory treat.

Kabukiage Rice Crackers: Shiquasa Salt

Kabukiage Rice Crackers: Shiquasa Salt

Manufacturer: Amanoya
Common Allergens: Fish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These little fried rice crackers are crispy, airy, and deliciously coated with soy sauce andshiquasa. Shiquasa is a citrus fruit native to the Ryukyu Islands, also known as a “flat lemon” due to its sour juice. This exotickabukiage is actually only available in Okinawa, but we worked hard to source it exclusively for Bokksu Members worldwide.

Luxury Cafe Time Chinsuko: Cheese Flavor

Luxury Cafe Time Chinsuko: Cheese Flavor

Manufacturer: Chinpindo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Chinsuko are a traditional Okinawan shortbread cookie and are a very popularomiyage (souvenir gift) in Japan. This version has a unique savory twist to it, including flavors like camembert and cheddar cheese and Okinawan sea salt for a salty sweet flavor.

Ishigakijima Chili Oil Chips

Ishigakijima Chili Oil Chips

Manufacturer: Nanpudo
Common Allergens: Milk, Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

Ishigakijima is one of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa Prefecture. One of the famous island specialties is their chili oil, which gives these chips their bright and fiery flavor. These rice chips are moderately spicy, so know your tolerance going in!

Matcha + Chocolate Chip Chinsuko

Matcha + Chocolate Chip Chinsuko

Manufacturer: Nanpudo
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

This traditional okinawan cookie has bittersweet matcha kneaded into the dough and chocolate chips sprinkled throughout. We love the crumbly texture and how the matcha flavor lingers pleasantly after each bite.

Okinawa Island Fruit Drops: Hirami Lemon Madeleine

Okinawa Island Fruit Drops: Hirami Lemon Madeleine

Manufacturer: Edelweiss Okinawa
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree nuts, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Have you heard of hirami lemon? What about Shiquasa? They’re actually two names for the same fruit! This native Okinawan fruit flavors this soft madeline, and a little hirami lemon jam is embedded just on top of this small cake for extra citrus flavor.

Natural Yeast Bread: Okinawa Black Sugar

Natural Yeast Bread: Okinawa Black Sugar

Manufacturer: Day Plus
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Baked and layered using Okinawa’s famously rich black sugarkokuto, this soft and chewy bread has the perfect harmony of savory yeast bread and well-rounded sweet flavors.

Okinawa Exclusive Mini Genji Pie with Beniimo

Okinawa Exclusive Mini Genji Pie with Beniimo

Manufacturer: Okiko
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Beniimo, or purple yam, is one of the many featured ingredients Okinawa is known for. Purple yams are naturally sweet, and have a stunning natural color. For this snack, layers of beniimo are folded into a crispy pie dough and shaped into a heart. This kind of biscuit is called a Genji Pie in Japan.

Okinawa Kokuto Black Sugar Cookie

Okinawa Kokuto Black Sugar Cookie

Manufacturer: Furuta Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This cookie is made soft and sweet with the addition of Okinawan black sugar.Kokuto, as it’s called, is one of Okinawa’s most famous products, still made using traditional methods.

Okinawa Yukishio Snow Salt Caramel Nut Sable Cookie

Okinawa Yukishio Snow Salt Caramel Nut Sable Cookie

Manufacturer: Nanpudo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This delicious salted caramel cookie get’s its savory kick fromyukishio or snow salt. Snow salt is a local specialty of Miyako Island in Okinawa, known for its uniquely soft and powdery texture like snow and high mineral content. It adds the perfect balance to the caramel and nut topping for this thin and crunchy cookie.

Higa Granny’s Sanpin Cha Jasmine Tea

Higa Granny’s Sanpin Cha Jasmine Tea

Manufacturer: Higa Seika
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Vegetarian: Yes

Jasmine tea, known assanpin cha in Okinawa is a great example of how the Ryukyu islands historically blend influences from both China and Japan. Its light floral aroma is pleasant and faintly sweet against the delicate green tea base.

Brewing Instructions:Steep the tea bag to your desired strength in hot water. Remove the tea bag and enjoy.

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