Green Mame: Kasugai’s Classic Deep-Fried Pea Snack
In addition to them, I sometimes crave their Green Mame (グリーン豆) as an accompaniment for beer and picked it up today for this blog article.
Kasugai Green Mame
The product Green Mame (グリーン豆) introduced by Kasugai Seika Confectionery in 1973 is my favorite green pea snack and now has become one of Japan’s most loved bean confections.
Mame (豆) means “bean” in Japanese, and as seen from the picture and text on the packaging, the bag contains plenty of green peas.
Since the green beans are partially coated with flour batter, deep-fried, and salted, the resulting treats are pleasantly crispy and savory with saltiness.
The fried green peas also have natural umami and pair perfectly with a glass of beer as an Otsumami, also favored as an afternoon snack alongside green tea.
|Green peas, Edible oil/fat, Starch, Sugar, Wheat flour, Processed glutinous rice, Salt, Seasoning (including amino acid), Swelling agent, Colors (Yellow 4, Blue 1) (Partially including Wheat and Soybean)|
|Salt Equivalents||2.0 g|