Umaibo Yakitori: Grilled Chicken Flavor Corn Puff Snack

Yakitori (焼き鳥) and Yakiniku (焼肉), whose difference I explained before, are grilled meat dishes that represent Japan, but I rarely see their flavors in snacks. 

Instead, Japanese snack food manufacturers favor barbecue/バーベキュー flavor, but if you really want a Yakitori snack, I recommend this Umaibo Yakitori.

Umaibo Yakitori Flavor (うまい棒 やきとり味)

Umaibo Yakitori

As written many times, Umaibo is the most famous Dagashi snack that comes in various unique flavors, and its lineup includes the Yakitori flavor.

Umaibo Japanese Grilled Chicken Flavor Corn Puff Snack

Umai-Bo (うまい棒: meaning Delicious-Stick) is a puffed corn stick, and this one deliciously recreates the taste of Yakitori grilled chicken using a sauce similar to Yakitori no Tare.

Yakitori Grilled Chicken Skewers

Yakitori no Tare (焼き鳥のたれ) is a sweet BBQ sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, and mirin, applied on the chicken skewers while grilling.

Umaibo Yakitori Grilled Chicken Flavor Puffed Corn Snack

So unlike other flavors, this Umaibo’s surface is slightly crusty. Its taste is also uniquely savory, making you feel the umami of chicken.

Umaibo Yakitori Flavor Corn Puff Stick

Even though its price is just 12 yen per piece, the Japanese Yakitori snack can surely satisfy you with its delicious savoriness!

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Umaibo Yakitori Flavor Corn Puff Stick Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Non-GMO corn, Vegetable oil/fat, Sugars (Sugar, High-fructose corn syrup), Soy sauce, Amino acid liquid, Bonito extract, Yeast extract, Chicken stock, Fermented rice seasoning, Grill flavor oil, Spice, Salt, Seasoning (including Amino acid), Caramel pigment, Thickeners (Modified starch, Xanthan), Flavoring, Sweetener (Sucralose), Antioxidant (Vitamin E) (Partially including Wheat, Soybean, and Chicken)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Stick (6 Grams)
Calories 42 kcal
Protein 0.4 g
Fat 2.5 g
Carbohydrates 4.5 g
Salt Equivalents 0.2 g

(Reference Page: Yaokin うまい棒やきとり味 )


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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