Sunday, August 8, 2010
CRACKERS IN JAPAN
Japanese crackers are so good. There are many different kinds. I especially love the little thin white crackers with tiny pink shrimps and flecks of green seaweed, and the thicker crackers with small black beans. Yum! But the best senbei I've had are the big ones you can buy warm from the oven (grill?) at senbei stands. Yesterday I ate a yuzu flavored senbei from a shop near Ginkakuji. It was covered with large sugar crystals, very crunchy, not too sweet, and not too salty, with just a delicate hint of yuzu citrus flavor. Absolutely wonderful.