This delicious fried cracker pulls its lovely umami flavor from uni (sea urchin) and soy sauce. It's savory and salty without being overly fishy, and the crackers even have an oblong shape to look more like the actual sea urchin. A common feature in any ohanami (flower viewing) bento, this snack will ready you for the spring!
With real edamame bits baked into the cracker, this senbei is made by finely grinding green soybeans and is peppered with kinako (roasted soybean powder), which causes it to pack a powerful punch.
While kinako literally means "yellow flour", it is commonly known as "soybean flour". Kinako is commonly used in sweets, but this rice cracker highlights the nutty flavor hidden within kinako.
This cake is certainly pretty in pink! It’s flavored with real sakura flowers, and if you’re lucky you may even find a whole blossom baked into your cake. Gentle in flavor, soft in texture, it truly reminds us of Japan’s cherry blossom blooms. If you do stumble upon a flower, you may notice sudden saltiness, and that’s because sakura are often preserved in salt for use in food and drinks.
Classic Bokksu Orders Only: Sweet, savory, and saucy, these shittori (moist) rice crackers are gonna slap you in the face with wallops of flavor as soon as you pop open the bag. Their intense hamu katsu flavor will have you reaching for more and you’ll be filling up before you know it. Hamu katsu gained popularity in Japan during the Showa era, and has remained a favorite ever since! Often topped with a special sauce, these senbei truly recreate this beloved flavor.
Classic Bokksu Orders Only: Mike Popcorn began as Japan’s first domestic popcorn brand, selling popcorn from stalls at amusement parks in 1957. Since then it’s grown to be a national favorite known for its adventurous flavorings. This particular one features a flavor combination unique to Japan: butter and soy sauce. It proudly boasts Hokkaido butter on the packaging, as it’s the premier dairy region in Japan. Whether you’re new to this flavor or not, you’re sure to love it after this!
Many Japanese snackmakers rely on tourism for the majority of their sales in the year. Because of COVID-19 and the decrease in international and domestic travel, some of our makers have temporarily paused production on our favorite snacks. It is unfortunate, but we have found yummy alternatives to use instead.