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, the top Japanese snack manufacturer, Calbee’s products occupy the largest share in the Japan’s snack market and some of them are popular even in the world. Other than the Calbee’s snacks, there are a bunch of tasty Japanese snacks that haven’t become popular yet in the world.
My 3 Best Japanese Otsumami Snacks that go perfectly with Beer
As it’s getting hot days in Japan, today let me talk about my 3 best Japanese Otsumami snacks that go perfectly with beer, all of which you might not know. By the way, have you ever heard of “Otsumami (おつまみ)”? Actually, the Japanese word refers to the finger foods and nibbles eaten along with alcoholic drinks. Now, here are my 3 best Otsumami.
Glico : CRATZ Edamame-flavored potato snack
|Glico CRATZ Edamame flavor 42 g ~ 10 pcs|
For many Japanese, there is nothing better than the combination of Edamame (salted boiled green soybeans) and icy cold beer in the summer. Glico CRATZ Edamame is a popular Japanese snack food rich in umami ingredients of Edamame soybeans. It is a relatively new product, but becoming a standard Otsumami snack in Japan. Like cookies, the Japanese snack is crunchy on the outside and brittle on the inside. Not only does Glico CRATZ Edamame have an addicting nice texture, but it also has a satisfying savory flavor and goes really well with beer.
Yamayoshi : Wasa-Beef potato chips
|Yamayoshi Beef and Wasabi flavor Potato Chips, Wasa-Beef 2.1oz|
Yamayoshi Wasa-Beef is addictive Japanese potato chips with a wasabi and beef flavor, which is a long-seller item released in 1987. The potato chips are rich in flavor of beef, and the slightly sharp 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 matches perfectly with beer.
Glico : Cheeza Cheddar Cheese
|Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese 42 g|
Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese is a pleasantly crispy Japanese cheese cracker with the full body taste of cheese, so it has lots of umami that spreads in the mouth. This Japanese snack has the richest flavor and taste of cheese among all the snacks I have ever eaten. In 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 best without doubt. Needless to say, Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese is one of the best matches for beer.