Wasabeef: Addicting Wasabi & Beef Flavor Potato Chips

As you know, wasabi is the grated root of Japanese horseradish, and we widely use that green paste in various dishes such as sushi, sashimi, and soba.

It can even be a flavoring for snacks, and what I introduce here, Wasabeef (わさビーフ), is one of my favorite treats.

Yamayoshi Wasabeef Potato Chips

Yamayoshi Wasabeef Potato Chips

For the unfamiliar, Wasabeef is a potato chip introduced by Yamayoshi Seika (山芳製菓) Confectionery in 1987.

The product’s name is a compound word composed of wasabi and beef, and the snack’s flavor comes from them.

As you can see in the description, 長野県産わさび (wasabi produced in Nagano Prefecture) mainly characterizes the snack.

Here in Japan, Azumino City in Nagano is a famous production area of wasabi, in which Daio Wasabi Farm (大王わさび農場) has become a popular destination.


Wasabeef Potato Chips

Now, let’s get back to the main topic.

These Wasabeef potato chips are just addicting, with the perfect combination of a refreshing taste of wasabi and umami from beef.

Specifically, with one bite, the delicious flavor of beef spreads in your mouth, followed by the pleasant aftertaste of wasabi. 

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Yamayoshi Wasabeef Potato Chips Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Last, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts of the Yamayoshi Wasabeef potato chips.

Non-GMO potato, Vegetable oil/fat, Sugar, Protein hydrolysate (including Soybean), Powdered soy sauce (including Wheat), Beef powder (including Chicken and Gelatin), Salt, Powdered sauce, Yeast extract powder, Garlic, Red chili pepper, Onion, Dextrin, Dextrose, Wasabi powder (100 percent from Nagano), Seasoning (including Amino Acid), Flavoring (from Milk), Sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose), Caramel pigment, Acidifier, Spice extract

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (55 Grams)
Calories 317 kcal
Protein 3.5 g
Fat 21.3 g
Carbohydrates 27.9 g
Salt equivalents 0.8 g


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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