Soft Salad Senbei: A Signature Rice Cracker of Kameda
Senbei (煎餅) is a rice cracker most commonly eaten in Japan, traditionally made from non-glutinous rice called Uruchi-Mai (うるち米).
The snack typically has a round shape, flavored with soy sauce or salt, and this Soft Salad Senbei from the Niigata-based confectionery company Kameda Seika has those features.
Kameda Soft Salad Senbei
Kameda Soft Salad (ソフトサラダ) is one of the rice crackers that my prefecture boasts.
It is a long-selling Senbei released in 1970, now widely enjoyed in Japan.
Senbei traditionally has a tough crunchy texture, but this one is light and crispy and melts in your mouth, as the word Soft in its name suggests.
This rice snack uses a traditional Okinawan roasted salt called Shimamasu (シママース), which sets its taste apart from its counterparts.
Kameda Soft Salad is a Senbei that made Salad (サラダ)* flavor well-known and widely loved with Salad Hope (サラダホープ) Arare.
*Based on this article, Salad flavor got its name because it uses salad (Japanese vegetable) oil and salt as a flavoring.
Lastly, here are the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of the Kameda Soft Salad Senbei.
|Rice (Uruchi non-glutinous rice, Mochi-Gome glutinous rice), Vegetable oil, Starch, Salt, Bonito extract powder, Powdered oil, Modified starch, Seasoning (Amino acid), Soy lecithin|
|Salt equivalents||0.25 g|