Bourbon’s Classic Cheese Okaki Rice Cracker
Cheese matches well with a wide variety of foods, from meat to vegetables, and the fermented food is also often used in snack foods in Japan.
Many traditional or classic Japanese snacks are mainly flavored with soy sauce, and cheese works especially well with the seasoning that represents Japan. So snack foods made with both soy sauce and cheese have been widely enjoyed in Japan since a long time ago.
If I give a representative example of such Japanese snacks, what comes to mind right away is a long-selling rice cracker from Bourbon called “Cheese Okaki (チーズおかき)”.
Bourbon Cheese Okaki
Actually, this time I purchased the Bourbon Cheese Okaki at the center of which mild processed cheese is placed. By the way, “Okaki (おかき)” is a common type of Japanese rice cracker.
In Japan, there are many variations of Cheese Okaki, including this one I introduced before, but of all Cheese Okaki rice crackers, this Bourbon’s product is most famous.
These Bourbon’s Cheese Okaki rice crackers are made with soy sauce and mild yet rich cheese cream. They are savory with a pleasant, crunchy bite and the processed cheese adds depth to the taste.
As seen in the photo above, this rice snack consists of 2 different shapes of Okaki rice crackers, doughnut-like one, and the other with no hole on which cheese is placed. In the snack, cheese plays the role like a glue.
The great combination of the tasty cheese cream and the mild savory soy sauce brushed Okaki is appetizing and addictive, and anyone from children to adults can casually enjoy the rice snack.
This Japanese snack is a kind of “Okaki (おかき)“, so it is made mainly from “Mochi-Gome (餅米)” glutinous rice. The other ingredient includes starch, soy sauce, non-glutinous rice, milk sugar, powdered skim milk, sugar, processed cheese, fermented seasoning, mirin, bonito seasoning, and spices.