Japanese Snack Food You Can Make

Japanese culture is fascinating to many Americans of European descent. We have found a love of all things Japanese, most especially the food! If you're looking for snack foods or party food with a Japanese flair, here are some great Japanese snack ideas.

Yakitori - A kabob that makes for a very popular snack or party food. It goes nicely with Japanese beer and Saki, and makes for a good casual dinner accompaniment.

Begin by soaking your wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning.

-3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces -1 teaspoon sugar -2 Tablespoons sake -3 Tablespoons mirin -3 Tablespoons soy sauce

Skewer the chicken on the soaked skewers. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Grill the skewered chicken, using the sauce as a baste.

Edamame - Edamame has become more popular as a Japanese snack food in America in recent years, so it's getting easier to find it in the grocery stores.

Edamame is easy to serve up. You could have it in a bowl, readily available for snacking on like chips (don't forget the beer). You could toss it in a bag like trail mix and eat it on the run. It's a good way to get kids to eat more vegetables, too. (Be careful around people who are allergic to soy, though.)

First, wash your edamame completely. Then, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add one tablespoon of salt to the water along with the edamame. Boil for three to four minutes. Drain, then add a dash more salt. Let the edamame cool, then store in an airtight container.

Sunonomo (cucumber and Daikon salad) - This is an excellent side for just about any meal, though it's also great by itself as a refreshing afternoon snack.

-1 daikan radish -1 cucumber -5 Tablespoons rice vinegar -2 Tablespoon sugar -1 teaspoon salt

First peel the radish, then slice it thinly. Cut the cucumber into equally thing slices.

Cover both vegetables in salt and leave them alone for about ten minutes, letting the salt soak in. Wash the slices and then drain them completely. Mix together the sugar and vinegar, then pour the mixture over the vegetables. Let this sit for 15 minutes or so before serving.

You shouldn't have too much trouble finding Japanese snack foods, because the last few years have seen an expansion in Asian sections in grocery stores. Not to mention there are more Asian specialty stores than there used to be.

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