Food Life in Japan

Japan has made me a serial snacker

6 February 2014

Honestly, when I was in Singapore, I hardly snacked. It’s an entirely different story here in Japan though.

Somehow even the usual flavors looks about a million times more appealing. Japan also makes a lot of unique and funky flavored snacks. Not to mention all the 限定 (limited edition) flavors!!! XD I’m an absolute sucker for those lol.

I’m like a moth to a flame when it comes to snacks in Japan. I try not to allow myself near the snacks area in supermarkets or conbinis because I easily go out of control :S

Let me share with you the reasons for my addiction. In pictures ;D

First, the more traditional Japanese snacks:

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Strawberry Daifuku Mochi
A small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with red bean filling and a WHOLE STRAWBERRY

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Milk karinto. Sweet and deep-fried, it is made primarily of flour, yeast, and brown sugar.
This one is a “modern” version with the addition of milk.

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Triple green tea combi!
I love raw hatsubashi (top left), which is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar and cinnamon. It has a soft, mochi-like texture and usually wrapped around red bean paste. In this case, it’s green tea filling!

Leading on to biscuits:

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Highland vanilla ice-cream flavor
Delicious when you chill and eat!

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Winter special: Maple milk flavor

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Special pocky flavors

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See the 冬季限定? Winter limited edition. I’m there.
Vanilla white chocolate mmm.

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Matcha milk senbei! This was delicious! But it was 期間限定 (limited edition) :(

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Grilled scallops with soy sauce flavor

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There’s about 20 odd flavors of these tubes. They’re pretty good and so easy keep popping into the mouth one after another because they’re perfectly bite-sized >_<

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The milk chocolate one is one of my favorite biscuits! The green tea one is good, but not as good as the milk chocolate heh

Now on to candy!

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Durian hi-chew!!!

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Cotton candy hi-chew :D

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The matryoshka packs are red tea-flavored gummies with strawberry filling!
And yes, avocado shrimp. Sounds delicious, but actually it was quite disappointing. No taste of shrimp at all, and the avocado was barely-there :(

Now on to chips… my biggest weakness among them all.

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Tuna mayo jagariko (potato sticks).
Before you scrunch your nose at tuna, it’s actually very mild and not off-putting!
Again, it’s 期間限定〜

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Potato chips drizzed with salted caramel sauce :D

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Cheese fondue doritos. Yum!

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Tarako (salted pollock roe) with butter.
A twist from the usual frito lay, no?

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Avocado cheese. It sounds good but actually it wasn’t mind-blowing.

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Mentaiko (marinated pollock roe) cream sauce jagariko.
期間限定〜

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Pepper bacon flavored.
Strange thing is, I don’t even like pepper. Or bacon. But I was intrigued at this weird combination of selection and flavors.

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Limited to Hokkaido, capital of scallops (and seafood in general)
Scallop butter flavor, this one is!

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Soy sauce mayonnaise flavor.
Strangely good!

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I love cheese. I love stars. I also love Pringles (afterthought).
How to resist buying something with such cute packaging?!
Oh, also 期間限定〜

Ahhh, how did you find the interesting mix of flavors offered here? I only posted what I managed to find pictures of… so yeah, this unhealthy love is quite bad T_T

But ya, I assure you I’m not like stuffing my face with snacks all day. I eat at most one a day! (ok, very occasionally two. but sometimes zero too!) My BMI is actually in the underweight range, so I can at least say I won’t get diseases because of obesity lol.

2 Comments

  • Reply zhen 10 February 2014 at 12:07 am

    Halloh I am drooling… Hope there are some nice limited ones released when I visit ! *EXCITED*

    • Reply Rin 10 February 2014 at 5:35 am

      Sure have one.. There always are interesting flavors to try! :D

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