Shiroi Fusen – Nostalgic white Senbei rice crackers with chocolate cream
When it comes to traditional Japanese snack foods, what comes to my mind right away is Senbei.
Senbei, together with Okaki and Arare, is known as one of the Japanese rice crackers.
Although, traditionally, the rice snack is seasoned mainly with salt or soy sauce, there also exists sweet ones today.
Speaking of Senbei rice crackers with a sweet taste, there are roughly 2 types, the one whose cracker itself is flavored with something sweet and the one consisting of 2 crackers with sweet stuff in between.
Among Senbei rice crackers of the latter type, if I give a representative example, Kameda Shiroi Fusen is what pops into my head first.
Kameda Shiroi Fusen – The nostalgic white Senbei sandwiched with chocolate cream
The reason why this white Senbei is familiar to me is because I used to eat it when I was a kid.
Even now this rice snack is popular as a long-seller item and available at many supermarkets in Japan.
As the product name, ‘Shiroi Fusen (白い風船)’, literally means ‘white balloon’ in Japanese, the rice cracker looks kind of like white balloon.
The snack consists of 2 white Senbei rice crackers sandwiched together with chocolate cream.
This white Senbei has a light and crispy texture and its taste is quite plain and light, while the inside chocolate cream is pretty sweet.So this rice snack has a great balance in taste and texture.
The ingredients of Kameda Shiroi Fusen rice crackers
As this snack is a type of Senbei, the main ingredient is non-glutinous rice.The other ingredient includes cocoa powder, cacao mass, starch, whole milk powder, milk sugar, sugar, salt, calcium and so on.Plus, 10 billion of the rice-originating lactic acid bacterium named K-2.
Conclusion : Kameda Shiroi Fusen chocolate rice crackers
As compared to general Senbei rice crackers, this rice snack has a soft and light texture.
In addition, the taste of this snack is sweet.Hence, this Japanese rice cracker, Kameda Shiroi Fusen, is recommended as a treat for children.Of course, grown-ups can also enjoy it as I do.
If you get a chance, let’s give it a try and you will like it.