Kameda PotaPota Yaki : Nostalgic Sweet Senbei Rice Cracker
“Senbei (煎餅)” is a traditional Japanese rice cracker made of non-glutinous rice, which usually has a big round shape and is typically seasoned with soy sauce or salt.
Thus, the majority of Senbei rice crackers available at supermarkets in Japan have a little salty flavor. But some Senbei, like Sanko-Seika Yuki no Yado, are rather sweet in taste.
Sanko Yuki no Yado is a long-selling Japanese snack food known as one of the most beloved sweet Senbei rice crackers in Japan.
In addition to it, actually there is one more standard Senbei with a sweet taste in Japan which has also been a favorite of many Japanese over the decades.
That is Kameda Seika’s PotaPota Yaki, which I purchased this time for this blog article.
Kameda Seika Pota-Pota Yaki (亀田製菓 ぽたぽた焼)
The Pota-Pota Yaki Senbei is a product produced and sold by Kameda Seika, a leading Japanese confectionery company well-known for Senbei products.
This Senbei was introduced into Japan’s market in 1986, when I was a kid and fell in love with this sweet rice cracker right away after I came across it.
In fact, the Pota-Pota Yaki rice cracker has a gentle, sweet soy sauce flavor that everyone comes to like.
As you can see in the photo above, sweetened soy sauce is only applied on one side of the rice snack, which is dried and doesn’t stick to your fingers.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the Kameda Seika Pota-Pota Yaki Senbei mainly consists of non-glutinous rice (made in U.S. and Japan), sugar, starch, soy sauce, salt, and powdered yeast extract, and doesn’t contain any chemical seasonings.
It has been a while since I ate Kameda Pota-Pota Yaki Senbei last, but it tasted great as usual.
This Japanese rice cracker has a very light crispy texture and melts in the mouth. It has a soy sauce flavor, but is pleasantly sweet rather than salty.
The Pota-Pota Yaki Senbei is not only delicious but also contains no chemical seasonings, so it is a recommended item as a sweet treat for kids.