Soft Salad Senbei: A Signature Rice Cracker of Kameda

4 best Japanese snacks to try out
4 best Japanese snacks to try out

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 Seika 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.

Features 

Kameda Seika Soft Salad Senbei Rice Crackers

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.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kameda Seika Soft Sald Senbei Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Lastly, here are the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of the Kameda Soft Salad Senbei.

Ingredients
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

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Pack (2 Pieces)
Calories 69 kcal
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 2.5 g
Carbohydrates 11.1 g
Sodium 97 mg
Salt equivalents 0.25 g

Tomo

Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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