When you hear the word 'rice cracker', the first thing you probably think of is 'rice cracker'.
In addition to rice crackers, Niigata has a wide range of other rice snacks.
In this issue, we introduce some recommendations from among rice crackers other than rice crackers.
- Sasa dango - a typical Niigata rice snack, made from steamed glutinous rice and wrapped in bamboo leaves. They are characterised by their mild sweetness and sticky texture.
- Yokan - Yokan from Niigata's long-established Japanese confectionery, Echino Kanmei Honpo, is popular for its moist texture and rich flavour.
- Nerikiri - rice crackers made from steamed and ground glutinous rice, flavoured with red bean paste or soybean flour. It is characterised by its soft texture and savoury flavour.
- Hotarumochi - a glutinous rice snack made in Minami Ward, Niigata City, which is grilled over charcoal before being coated with honey. It is characterised by its glutinous texture and sweetness.
- KARINTOU - Thinly sliced glutinous rice, deep-fried to a crispy texture. Can be eaten with sweet food or enjoyed with tea or coffee.
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