This is limited edition only available in summer season.
Interior Content: 88g (3.10oz)
This crunchy stick OKAKI rice cracker snack is handmade by a rice farmer who is very particular about rice. The rice used for this OKAKI is 100% grown only in Japan. The rich taste of bonito flakes and crunchy texture of rice cracker pair well.
OKAKI is one of the most popular and classic snacks in Japan, available in a wide range of quality, ranging from average quality found at the local grocery, to high quality from specialty shops such as the OKAKI sold here at Hibiki-an. OKAKI is a common snack, but the texture and the shape of this stick OKAKI is very rare.
To enjoy the taste and texture of the rice, rice grains are kneaded directly into the rice-flour dough and then slowly fried in rice oil. You will be pleased to discover grains of rice while you are enjoying this snack. It is not easy to knead the rice grains into the rice-flour dough, but the rice farmer went through a great deal of trial and error, and finally achieved his vision. The best thing about this rice cracker is the crunchy texture, enhanced by the grains of rice. It is very rare and difficult to find such OKAKI. The combination of rice grains and the stick shape makes this OKAKI crunchy and quite unique.
The concentrated umami (savory taste) of dried bonito flakes, a key ingredient in Japanese cuisine, spreads to your mouth mildly the moment you eat it. The light flavor pairs well with Sencha, Genmaicha, or Houjicha teas.
Rice flour absorbs less oil during frying than wheat flour, so OKAKI can be fried crisply with less oil, and is therefore healthier than other fried snacks.
The charming packaging evokes a traditional Japanese atmosphere. The package resembles a traditional Japanese rice bag made of straw woven into a cylindrical shape. The straw bag was used to wrap agricultural products such as rice and potatoes, and various products such as charcoal and salt fish, and to ship, store, and transport these products. The string is red and white. These colors symbolize good fortune in Japan. This stick rice cracker makes a perfect casual gift.
Once you try, you are sure to fall in love with the harmony of this combination of taste and crunchy texture. This stick rice cracker will make your mouth full of joy and enrich your daily green tea moment.