Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi: Super Fluffy Puffed Rice Snack
Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet, and as I wrote about it before, “Senbei (せんべい)”, “Okaki (おかき)”, and “Arare (あられ)” are 3 traditional rice crackers that represent Japan.
Not only them but in modern times, a wide variety of rice snacks can be seen in Japan, many of which have a pleasant crunchy texture.
Echigo Seika Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi Flavor
Despite that, what I introduce here, “Funwari Meijin (ふんわり名人)” is a super fluffy puffed rice snack.
The product was introduced by Echigo-Seika Confectionery in 2005 and now has gained wide popularity in Japan because of its melting texture.
Actually, the product name, Fuwari Meijin loosely means “master hand at making fluffy things”, and in fact, it is one of the fluffiest treats that I have ever eaten.
In addition to having extreme fluffiness, the Kinako Mochi rice puff is also characterized by the use of “Wasanbon (和三盆)”, which is a traditional Japanese sugar featuring its mellow taste and excellent melting property.
Of course, the fragrant “Kinako (きなこ)” soy flour coating matches perfectly with them, making the overall snack an authentic confection with Japanese taste.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the main ingredients in the Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi rice puff are vegetable oil, Mochi-Gome (glutinous rice), sugar (including Wasanbon), Kinako (roasted soybean flour), dextrose, and salt.