August 8, 2017
The 10 Best Popular Snacks You Must Buy in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo have many sightseeing spots, and you often get hungry from wondering around and then it’s time for snacks! You can easily buy them at convenience stores and they are good! But if you are in Tokyo, you want to try the Tokyo limited editions so we’ll introduce them to you in this article. We have chosen the 10 best snacks so please try them when you are sightseeing Tokyo!
1. Calbee Jagariko Mentai Cheese Monja flavor
The hard and crunchy texture and salty flavor of Jagariko is famous, but this is the Tokyo limited version. Spicy and salty mentaiko is mixed with the potato and cheese and cabbage are also yummy inside.
When you start eating them, you can taste the vegetables, cheese, mentaiko. Mentaiko are fish eggs, but even if you don’t like you don’t need to worry about it as you can’t smell fish in the snack.
The package has a picture of a giraffe cooking monja and is unique so it is also nice as a gift and it’s easy to eat as they’re sticks type potato snacks!
Name: Calbee Jagariko Mentai Cheese Monja flavor
2. Oyatsu company Baby Star Guruguru-monja flavor
Baby star ramen are flavored dried ramen or noodles and they have been popular in Japan for a long time. These are the Tokyo limited edition Baby star.
Usually, you eat Baby star without doing anything to it, but for this Baby Star you need to add hot water so you can enjoy the instant noodles. They are absolutely delicious and you can enjoy the taste of sauce and monja.
You can enjoy it without adding anything but you can also arrange them using for example cheese. Not only children but adults love this snack, too!
Name: Baby Star Guruguru-monja flavor
3. Harajuku Kamaage Chips Hot & Spicy flavor
What kind of potato chips do you usually eat? There are norishio, salt, consommé flavors, but do you want something with more excitement?
The “Harajuku kamaage chips Hot & Spicy flavor are perfect for people like this and they can buy the at the Calbee Plus at Takeshita Street, Harajuku and you can eat the freshly cooked potato chips.
You can enjoy the garlic and chili pepper flavor and they are delicious! Please try buying them when you visit Harajuku!
Harajuku Kamaage Chips Hot & Spicy flavor
4. Giant Pretz Tokyo Monja flavor
Usually when you think of Pretz the stick type snack which package is about the size of your hand comes to mind. They are about the same thickness as ramen noodles and the crunchy sound when you eat them is nice.
However, these are the Giant Pretz Tokyo monja flavor and they are a little different from the usual Pretz. Just like their name, they are several times bigger than normal Pretz, so you can enjoy eating them.
They have lots of cabbage mixed in them and you can enjoy the taste of sauce and dashi (Japanese broth) and they also have a big impact on you when you take a look at them so they’ll be popular as gifts, too!
Name: Giant Pretz Tokyo Monja flavor
5. Chicchana Pretz Cheese flavor
Like the Pretz just mentioned above, these are limited version Pretz, too. These are the small Pretz and just like their name. They have camembert cheese mixed in them so you taste the cheese when you take a bite.
They are also easy to eat for children as they are small and fathers can also enjoy them with their beers. You can definitely enjoy these with your family!
Name: Chicchana Pretz Cheese flavor
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6. Koikeya Norishoyu
You may know that there is a potato chips’ flavor called norishio. You may have eaten these when you were a child and there is salt and green laver on them.
If you liked norishio when you were a child, you might like this snack. The flavor is norishoyu (seaweed and soy sauc) and you can enjoy the thick and special flavor of soy sauce.
The combination of soy sauce and seaweed is fabulous and they taste different from the regular norishio. The flavor is very simple and so they may be enjoyed as gifts, too!
Name: Koikeya Norishoyu
7. Kameda Tsuhikishima Monja-fu Kakinotane
Kakinotane are Japanese snacks which you can enjoy the thin sweet/hot rice crackers which eating the peanuts. There are the kakinotane which are the Tokyo limited edition and you can taste the sauce but they are saltier than the usual kakinotane but you can enjoy the peanuts with them, too.
They also have the limited versions of amakaratendon flavor, demi-glace sauce flavor, and dashi curry flavor as a set. Please buy them when you come to Tokyo!
Name: Kameda Tsuhikishima Monja-fu Kakinotane
8. Koikeya Pop Now Norishio flavor
The norishio flavor of potato chips has been mentioned above. It is OK to say that the norishio flavor is the regular flavor that we all think of when we think of snacks. Koikeya Pop Now Norishio flavor is popcorn snack which has the norishio flavor.
They are crunchy and you can taste the norishio when you put the pop the popcorn in your mouth. They aren’t as heavy as potato chips so you can recommend them to anyone. They are great as gifts, too!
Name: Koikeya Pop Now Norishio
9. Calbee Tokyo Kamaage Chips Maroyakashoyu flavor
The thin sliced potatoes are fried in a low temperature and so potato chips are very crunchy. You can only get these at the calbee+ Tokyo station.
The more your chew the chips you can taste the flavor and this limited version is especially enjoyable with the soy sauce, seaweed and dried bonito flavor.
There are also various kinds of potato chips you can enjoy at Calbee＋ and you can eat the freshly cooked potato chips at the other Tokyo Station Calbee+ branch (Harajuku). There are also different kinds of stores which sell snacks at Tokyo Station so please check them out!
Name: Calbee Tokyo Kamaage Chips Maroyakashoyu flavor
10. Lotte Koala’s March Tokyo limited version
Koala’s March have been loved for many years. We will introduce to you the Tokyo limited version as these are exactly the same as the regular Koala’s March cookies which have chocolate inside them.
The only difference is that they come in box which is a shaped like a bag. On the box there are pictures of sightseeing spots such as the Tokyo SkyTree and Tokyo Tower.
There is also a cell phone strap inside which has a picture of a koala printed on it. You can enjoy it even after you finish eating it!
Name: Lotte Koala’s March Tokyo limited version
Let’s eat the Tokyo yummy snacks!
There are lots of Tokyo limited version snacks and you will be able to buy them anywhere else. In this article, we introduced use to the unusual flavors and they are also great for eating when you are a little hungry. Do you want to try any of them? They are all good so we hope you get a chance to try them!