Saturday, August 16, 2014

Late Summer Japanese Snack Attack

Well, after the first order from Candysan arrived some months ago I placed a couple of new orders to them for various types of snacks and foods.  Well, my packages arrived and I'll share some pics of the various items contained within.  I haven't even been able to eat my way through half of this yet, but they stay good for awhile.  Don't forget to eat your fruits and veggies!  I'm not heading to Japan anytime soon, and the types of products I order I cannot buy at the local Asian supermarkets.  The prices after shipping are similar or sometimes cheaper than buying the imported products in Canada.  I've also mixed a few items in that I found locally.
Big box of food.
Big box of food 2.
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Box of food emptied out.
Box of food 2emptied out.
This is Nissin Chicken Ramen. I blogged about this previously here.  It is very tasty and very popular in Japan.
Thin potato sticks.  One is plain and one is chicken ramen flavour.  The chicken ramen one needed more seasoning as the taste was too subtle. I was hoping for more of the original Chicken Ramen flavour to come through.
These are Lays, Chinese Roast Pork flavour, brough back from China for me.  They taste like Chinese side meat with a nice hit of 5 spice.
These are Calbee Jagabee potato sticks.  They are like the crunchy fries you get sometimes when a french fry has been fried too long, but they are not crunchy hard.  These are the butter flavour and they are delicious!  The regular flavour is not quite as good.
Soy sauces flavoured Pretz.  Nice hit of soy sauce flavour with a crispy sharp crunch make it very snackable.
Sesame oil flavoured Nissin instant ramen out of Hong Kong.  Very tasty with lots of toppings included like egg, naruto, corn, green onions.
A shot of regular sized cup noodle, regular sized bowl noodle and the Sesame Nissin ramen for scale comparison.
This is a very tasty, type of instant coffee by UCC imported from Taiwan.
Deep fried beans.  They are a soft crunch, savory and sweet at the same time.
A kind of taffy-like ramune flavoured chewy candy.
Ramune flavour chewy candies with multiple layers to each candy ball.
Miso vegetable soup by Amano Foods.  Dehydrated and you just add hot water.  It is a high quality product that tastes quite good.
Miso soup with eggplant.  Just add hot water again.
Melon flavoured candy.  Very yummy.
Ramune flavoured gumballs.  I like ramune, and it is a popular Japanese summer flavour.
Pokemon candy balls that are shaped like pokeballs.  Look out for the shocker flavour!  Grape and cola flavours.
Pokemon gummies.
Instanr curry rice.  Add water and nuke for 5 minutes or less depending on your microwave.
Takoyaki flavoured corn puffs.
Slightly minty blackberry and citrus candies.
Chicken flavoured  mini-chips that are like Pringles.  Quite tasty and you get the spices that go into chicken seasoning.
Shrimp flavoured rice crackers.  I thought these were chips at first, but they are actually thin rice crackers.
Canned coffeee!!!! Put in fridge and drink when it is hot outside.
More canned coffee from a local Korean market.  About a buck for a little tin.
Curry cup noodle.
Regular soy flavoured cup noodle.  These are good as they have big dehydrated shrimp inside.
These Kaneeza crackers are very good.  These ones are lobster flavoured and go great with beer.  The cracker is very firm, has a great crunchy breaking point and also combines a cheese flavour.  Definitely good.
Finally, for a wrap-up, I was gifted with some Pretz from China.  They have some pretty good flavours there.  They also come in these nice gift packs.
These are Peking Duck and Shark Fin Soup flavours (no duck or shark, but the seasonings for these dishes).

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2 comments:

  1. where did you buy the pokemon stuff?

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    1. I bought it from Candysan online. Have ordered from them 4 times. Hope that helps.

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