4 Tasty, Authentic Japanese Snacks

One of the advantages of visiting or living in Hawaii is the wide variety of authentic Asian snacks. In the nineteenth century, Japanese immigrants migrated to the islands and brought with them their delicious recipes from home. Below are the most delicious traditional Japanese treats available in Honolulu.

4 Must-Have Traditional Japanese Snacks

1. Wasabi Peassnacks

Wasabi peas are roasted green peas coated with a mixture of sugar, salt, oil, and wasabi, or Japanese horseradish. They’re an intriguing mixture of salty, sweet, and spicy, offering a delectable crunch with a little kick. Wasabi peas also provide small doses of fiber and protein

2. Honey Balls

These tiny nuggets of toasted potato starch are lightly flavored with honey and taste faintly sweet. They have a dry and crumbly texture like a shortbread cookie and make a delicious snack when you don’t want something rich or overpowering.

3. Shoyu Peanuts

These are roasted peanuts coated in shoyu, or a Japanese soy sauce brewed of wheat, beans, and salt. They’re a delicious alternative to chips when you want a crunchy, salty treat.

4. Mochi

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made by pounding cooked rice into a paste, adding sugar, water, and cornstarch, and forming it into various shapes. It’s a sweet, sticky confection that goes well with traditional Japanese tea. Mochi is also a perfect dessert option for vegans.

To satisfy your craving for delicious, Japanese snacks, visit Lin's Hawaiian Snacks, a favored local shop in Honolulu, HI. For over 30 years, the family-owned and operated company has been supplying locals and visitors with crack seeds, Li Hing, Kona coffee blends, and gummy candies. Their products are hand-picked, affordable, and make excellent gifts for omiyage or care packages. Visit their website to shop online for your favorite treats or call (808) 597-8899 to place an order.

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