Kameda PotaPota Yaki: Popular Sweet Senbei Cracker
“Senbei (煎餅)” is a traditional Japanese rice cracker made of non-glutinous rice called “Uruchi-Mai(うるち米)”, the staple food of the Japanese, which usually has a biggish round shape and is mainly seasoned with soy sauce or salt.
Thus, the majority of Senbei rice crackers available at supermarkets and groceries in Japan have a somewhat salty, savory taste. But some, including Sanko Yuki no Yado, are sweetish rather than salty.
Yuki no Yado is a long-selling product from Sanko Seika Confectionery and is one of the most beloved sweet Senbei in Japan, and what I introduce here Kameda Seika’s PotaPota Yaki is also among them.
Kameda Seika Pota-Pota Yaki (亀田製菓 ぽたぽた焼)
The sweet Senbei from Kameda Seika Confectionery, “Pota-Pota Yaki (ぽたぽた焼)” has been a favorite Senbei of many Japanese for a long time. It was introduced into the market in 1986 when I was a kid and fell in love with this Senbei right after the first bite.
These are the Pota Pota Yaki Senbei. As you can see in the photo above, it is brushed with a sweet soy sauce, The sauce is only applied on one side of the rice cracker. It is completely dried and doesn’t stick to your fingers.
Like Yuki no Yado Senbei, the Japanese rice cracker Pota-Pota Yaki has a pleasant crispy texture that melts in your mouth. It has a gentle, sweet soy sauce flavor that everyone from children to adults can like and is much more on the sweet side.
Ingredients and Calories
According to the ingredients and nutrition facts labels on the back of the package, with 520 kcal per one bag (20 pcs), the good and old Senbei Kameda Seika Pota-Pota Yaki mainly consists of non-glutinous rice, sugar, starch, soy sauce, salt, and powdered yeast extract, and doesn’t contain any chemical seasonings, so safe and recommended as a child’s snack.