Stick Potatoes (Japanese Snack)

Stick Potatoes are as popular as chips in Japan. They are crispy, crunchy, less greasy and slightly thinner than pencils and come in different flavors: salted, chocolate coated, seaweed etc. These pouches are handy as a go-to snack for kids and adults. They easily fit into any bag and provide the right portion. Get monthly…

Chocolate Cream Biscuit Sticks (Japanese Snack)

Cream biscuits used to be a favorite snack during childhood for many of us. Glico molded these biscuits into sticks filled with chocolate cream. They are mildly sweet enough to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings and makes a quick snack. Because of the their shape, they are light and easy to store.  Enjoy them and…

Ponsuke Matcha Crackers (Japanese Snack)

The Ponsuke crackers are baked wheat crackers flavored with Green tea or Matcha.  The green tea used in the flavoring is cultivated in Kyoto tea plantations, the cultural capital of Japan. The crackers are neither sweet nor salty but go easy on the tongue.  Enjoy these crackers that have a hint of green tea at any time…

Okoge Senbei (Japanese Snack)

Okoge refers to roasted rice using charcoal. These rice crackers are made with rice, roasted with a broth of  kelps (Kombu)  from Hokkaido prefecture in Japan.  Kelps are a type of seaweed which is a natural superfood rich in amino acids, magnesium, calcium and other vital nutrients. 90% of kelps are cultivated in the waters…

Taruyaki Umami Shio (Japanese Snack)

Did you know there is a fifth taste?  Salt, Sweet, Sour and Bitter are now accompanied by fifth taste called “Umami”. What is Umami? It means a pleasant savory taste. It balances the overall taste in food leaving an aftertaste in the tongue.  This is known to help the elderly with eating certain soups and…

Calbee Usu Shio (Japanese Snack)

Calbee is a very popular Japanese brand for mostly potato snacks. Calbee’s potato chips come in variety of flavors: lightly salted called “Usu Shio” , potato chips with seaweed “Nori Shio” and Soy sauce “Shoyu”.  The Usushio chips  have thin and crisp potato wafers dusted with salt. Calbee potato chips are recognized by its potato character,…

Sembei (Japanese Rice Crackers)

If you are in Japan, you will see lot of vendors at train stations selling heaps of Sembei. They are nothing but rice crackers. These crackers are a staple snack served with green tea or just tea. They are also served at pre-school to little kids as a snack. These crackers are healthier than our…

Nastar (Indonesian Deli)

Indonesia is an independent country located in Southeast Asia. This sovereign country has a lot of variations in terms of culture, people, religion and so much more. The cuisine has Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. One extraordinary and different food item in its different cuisine is the Indonesian Pineapple cookies, the Kue Nastar. Nastar…

Pandan Cake (Indonesian Deli)

I am crazy about cakes and this craziness has forced me to try the cakes that are prepared in different origins. The Pandan cake is made in Indonesia is simply heaven for the taste buds. In terms of shape, it represents a largely shaped donut. Apparently, the Pandan cake might look like an ordinary simple…

JALEBI (INDIAN DELI)

Being the house to one of the most diverse cultures in the world, India surely has it all, with people from various backgrounds, to different traditions being celebrated, to the assorted variety of food that it serves. One of its distinct cuisines involves a certain kind of sweet known as jalebi or sweet pretzels. These…

Lapis legit/ 1000 layer cake (Indonesian Deli)

Are you someone who is crazy about cakes, pastries, cream filled rolls and other similar food delights? People who like to have these eateries definitely have a sweet tooth. In addition to that, a lot of people like to try cakes and desserts from different geographical origins and likes to spoil their taste buds on…

KLEPON (INDONESIAN DELI)

Indonesia has many unique foods. Klepon is one of them. It’s one of the most favorite desserts among people. What is it, exactly? It is a traditional rice cake from Indonesia. The popularity spreads through nearby countries like Malaysia and Philippine. Basically, it’s a boiled rice cake and it is stuffed with palm sugar. The cake is…