Kawara Senbei : Traditional Roof-Tile-Like Wheat Crackers
For example, what I purchased this time is included in the exceptional examples and is made from wheat flour, not rice.
Kawara Senbei (瓦せんべい)
The name of the Senbei whose main ingredient is wheat flour that I bought is “Kawara Senbei (瓦せんべい)”.
Kawara Senbei is a traditional Japanese baked confection with over 100 years of history, which is made basically with sugar, wheat flour and eggs.
Hence, unlike most Senbei rice crackers, the Japanese wheat cracker is sweet, not salty.
When you look at these wheat crackers, what comes to mind first? Actually, the Japanese word included in the name of the Senbei, “Kawara (瓦)” means “roof tile”, like which they are shaped.
Therefore, the roof-tile-like brown crackers are generally quite hard in texture, though, some Karara Senbei are produced soft.
Kawara Senbei are often branded on the surface like these.
Where to Buy Kawara Senbei
Kawara Senbei is known as local specialties of Kobe and Takamatsu and is available in large supermarkets in Japan.
(Reference page of this article : Wikipedia 瓦せんべい )