Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5: Japanese snacks

13 Japanese snacks

(click photo to enlarge)

Back (L-R):
gobo (burdock) crackers
senbei (rice crackers)
nori (seaweed) flavoured potato chips

Middle (L-R):
green tea chocolate dipped sticks
umeboshi (pickled plum/apricot) pretzels
espresso chocolate dipped Fran
marron (chestnut) flavoured Pocky
wasabi flavoured Pretz

Front (L-R):
kakinotane (spicy rice crackers and peanuts)
tuna and mayonnaise flavour Jyagariko potato sticks
Crunky chocolate
green tea KitKat

and my favourite:

Häagen-Dazs Green Tea and Kuromitsu ('black sugar' aka molasses) ice cream sandwich



17 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try the new marron Qoo.

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  2. I love umeboshi and gobo(strange behavior I know!) and anything with nori so that picture made me very hungry! Nice TT!

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  3. I love Japanese rice crackers, especially the sweet chili ones.

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  4. Those look yummy. I love Japanese movies so I think I would love their snacks too.

    my 13 is up on

    http://momworksathome.blogspot.com

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  5. You always think of the most creative topics for your Thursday Thirteen, Nat. This one is really cool, I am fascinated by all the different Japanese snacks! I wonder if I will find any of them at our ethnic Korean (and some Japanese) store in Mississauga (Ontario)? I will definitely have to look.

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  6. wow! these reminded me of my business trip back in tokyo and kyoto. I love to munch those.

    mine's up at Dear Me.

    btw, i'm bookmarking your site. I love your blog in account of the books you have here. Once I'm settled, I hope you won't mind me linking you up. :)

    have fun!

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  7. yummy post! happy thursday, ittadakemasu!

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  8. They really love food shaped like sticks, don't they? I am totally addicted to regular chocolate Pocky. Love it.

    The ice cream sandwiches look amazing. Do they taste more like green tea, or more like molasses? I love, love molasses.

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  9. oh my GOD I miss Japan so much!!! Those umeboshi pretzels sound wonderful, and the marron Pocky and the nori chips...oh heck, ALL of it!

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  10. Adekun,
    I haven't noticed that yet, I'll have to look for it to try. :)

    Grace,
    I love umeboshi and gobo too so I guess I'm also strange!

    Robin,
    I don't know if I've ever had sweet chili flavour but it sounds good!

    Bloggers,
    LOL! That's a good enough reason.
    :P

    Lotus,
    Thanks but I do need some more inspiration...any ideas?
    Good luck finding some of the snacks at the shop. Whenever H and I travel somewhere it's fun to browse through a supermarket or convenience store to see all the different products available.

    Ivan,
    No I don't mind at all. :)

    Deegee,
    Happy Thursday (or Friday by now) to you too!

    Kookie,
    Yes, there are countless types of stick-type snacks! Pocky's fun. I'm always suckered in by their seasonal limited flavours.
    The ice cream is the perfect blend of green tea and molasses! ;P

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  11. Hmmmm...I would probably be starving if I lived in Japan. Seaweed potato chips?? And Green Tea Kit Kat?? What fun is that???

    Then again, I'm a pretty picky eater!!

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  12. *drool*

    If you put wasabi flavor with ANYTHING I'll eat it in a heartbeat. This was so much fun to read and look at. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I've never had any of this stuff, but some of it sounds kind of good.

    Thanks for visiting my TT! :-)

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  14. This is such a perfect post; the kit cat and ice cream sandwich would be my favourites hands down. Thanks for dropping by! Much appreciated. Hope you're having a great weekend, XINE

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  15. Janet,
    Now that I've taken the picture I think I'll have to open up some of these this weekend. umeboshi chips are good too! :)

    Stephanie,
    I'm not terribly crazy about the seaweed potato chips but I do like green tea in all its variations here. You'd have to bring stuff with you or shop at one of the import supermarkets. :P

    Andi,
    LOL! You wasabi addict you! ;)

    L^2,
    Some Japanese flavours take some getting used to but I really love some of them now.

    Xine,
    It's hot out again today, I think the ice cream would taste pretty darn good right about now! :P
    Hope you're having a great weekend too!

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  16. Some of your snacks look really familiar. I didn't know Crunky was in Japan as well -- I ate so many of those when I first arrived in Korea. Several that I haven't tried look good, but the one I want most is wasabi flavored Pretz!

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  17. Bybee,
    I imagine there are quite a few that are available around Asia. Is wasabi popular in Korea?

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