This is limited edition only available in winter season.
Interior Content: 10 pieces
NORI OKAKI (rice cracker with NORI seaweed) is one of the most popular and classic snacks in Japan. It goes well with Sencha, Genmaicha, or Houjicha teas. This OKAKI is traditionally-made by hand using only natural ingredients sourced only in Japan.
NORI (seaweed) OKAKI is one of the most popular OKAKI. This OKAKI is seasoned with Miso sourced from Nagano prefecture and Yuzu (citrus) sourced from Kochi prefecture. Dried laver seaweed is sourced from Seto Inland Sea and is much higher quality and flavor than seaweed usually used for OKAKI. The crispy crunch of the dried laver seaweed and the savory OKAKI give a burst of flavor. The subtle aroma of Yuzu offers a refreshing finish.
Handmade at Fujisawa Eisshohdo in Kyoto. Fujisawa Eisshohdo is known for creating OKAKI using a traditional manufacturing process with careful attention to quality and natural ingredients.
OKAKI is essentially toasted cut and dried MOCHI rice cake. In Japan, OKAKI is 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. It is said that OKAKI rice cracker handmade by traditional methods is most tasty, though it requires much time and effort and can be quite expensive. The third generation Fujisawa’s goal is to produce traditional handmade rice crackers at a reasonable price. And another principle of the third generation Fujisawa is bringing out the inherent good flavor of natural and wholesome foods without artificial additives.
If OKAKI is produced according to the traditional process, MOCHI rice cake should be produced first. However, OKAKI produced in a modern factory does not use MOCHI rice cake, but rice powder because it can cut much time and effort. At the same time, unfortunately it fully ruins the inherent flavor of MOCHI or rice, so that it has to be seasoned by additives strongly. The third generation Fujisawa consistently takes the time and effort to follow the traditional production method.
We are certain that this OKAKI is the ideal complement to high quality Japanese green tea, perfect for yourself or to give as a gift to someone who loves green tea.
No artificial additives