Popular Japanese Snack Foods

Many Americans are fascinated by Japanese culture. We've found a lot to love about the Japanese culture, especially when it comes to the food. If you want a Japanese flair for your party or you just want a nice Japanese snack for yourself, here are some ideas.

Yakitori - A kabob that is quite popular as a snack, party food, or casual dinner item. (Goes well with Japanese beer and Saki.)

To start with, soak your wooden skewers in water so that they won't burn.

What you need: - 3 chicken breasts cut up into small chunks - 1 tablespoon of sugar - 2 tablespoons of sake - 3 tablespoons of mirin - 3 tablespoons of 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 - This used to be hard to find, but now that edamame has gotten popular with Americans, it's become more readily available in grocery stores.

Serve it like we would pretzels (with beer during the game) or keep it in baggies like trail mix as a snack on the go. What a great way to get the kids to eat veggies! (Be wary of folks who are allergic to soy, though!)

To prepare your edamame, wash it thoroughly. Then, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add one tablespoon of salt to the water, then add the edamame. Boil for three to four minutes. Drain, then add a little more salt. Let it cool, then store it in an airtight container.

Sunomomo (Cucumber and Daikon Salad) - A great side dish for almost any meal, as well as a fresh afternoon snack.

What you need: - 1 daikan radish - 1 cucumber - 5 tbsp rice vinegar - 2 tbsp sugar - 1 tsp salt

Peel the radish first before cutting it into thin slices. Cut the cucumber just as thinly.

Salt the sliced vegetables and allow ten minutes for the salt to soak in. Wash the slices, then drain them. Combine the sugar with the vinegar, then pour the mixture over the sliced veggies. Allow this to sit for at least 15 minutes before you serve.

With the expansion of the Asian section in most grocery stores, and more and more Asian specialty stores opening up, you are sure to find plenty of ingredients and ideas for Japanese snack foods.

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