My 3 Best Japanese Otsumami Snacks for Beer
Some Japanese snack foods are very popular not only in Japan but also in the world.
For example, Calbee’s products occupy the largest share in the Japan’s snack market and they are popular even in the world.
Other than Calbee’s snacks, there are a bunch of tasty Japanese snack foods that haven’t become popular yet in the world.
My 3 Best Japanese Otsumami Snacks that go perfectly well with Beer
As it’s getting hot days in Japan, today let me tell you about my 3 best Japanese Otsumami snacks that go perfectly well with beer and that you might not know.
The word, Otsumami (おつまみ), means the finger foods or nibbles eaten along with alcoholic drinks in Japanese.
1.Glico – CRATZ Edamame-flavored potato snack
|Glico CRATZ Edamame flavor 42g ~ 10 pcs|
Many Japanese will think that there is nothing better than Edamame (boiled green soybeans) and icy cold beer in the summer.Glico CRATZ Edamame flavor is a popular Japanese snack food that is rich in umami ingredients of the Japanese boiled green soybeans.The snack is a relatively new item but it has been becoming a standard Otsumami snack in Japan.Just like cookies, the snack is crunchy on the outside and brittle on the inside.The snack with great flavor and excellent texture goes really well with beer.
2.Yamayoshi – Wasa-Beef potato chips
|Yamayoshi Beef and Wasabi flavor Potato Chips, Wasa-Beef 2.1oz|
Yamayoshi Wasa-Beef is long-seller addictive potato chips with wasabi and beef flavor.This snack was released in 1987.The potato chips are rich in flavor of beef and the pungent taste of wasabi (Japanese horseradish) gives the snack a little bit of kick.The combination of the tasty beef flavor and the aftertaste of wasabi with a refreshing aroma makes a great pair with beer.
3.Glico – Cheeza Cheddar Cheese
|Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese 42g|
Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese contains crispy cheese crackers with body taste of cheese.The cheese cracker is rich in the umami of cheese that spreads in the mouth.This Japanese snack has the richest cheese flavor and taste among the cheese flavored snack foods I have ever eaten.As a matter of fact, the ingredient of this snack includes 53% cheddar cheese.Although there are several kinds of cheese flavors in the series, this cheddar cheese flavor is my most favorite.Therefore, it can be said that this tasty cheese cracker is undoubtedly one of the best Otsumami snacks for me.