Thursday, September 24, 2009

Iwatsuka Seika Black Bean Senbei

Black Bean Senbei

I'm trying to expand my tastes, so these black bean senbei seemed like a good opportunity. Savory senbei haven't appealed to me in the past, but I've grown to like sweet ones.

These came from Mitsuwa Marketplace in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Unfortunately, senbei aren't available where I live, so I stock up on them whenever I can.
Black Bean Senbei

These smelled like most savory senbei I've tried: salty with a hint of soy sauce. They had a nice crunch, and were on the harder side of senbei. They had a mild soy taste with a good saltiness, and a slight oiliness.

The black beans added a nice raw bean texture, and they reminded me of soy nuts. I really enjoyed the beans. The senbei was satisfying and salty at first, and then the bean flavor came through. My husband and I both enjoyed these, especially him.


Iwatsuka Seika website


Pocky Watch said...

I'm a big fan of this kind of senbei because they're not as salty as the soy sauce coated ones. Yum!

ebidebby said...

I think that's why I liked these! I'm not huge on salty, and I still have a hard time eating the ones that have a fishy aroma, but I'm learning to like them. Thanks for the comment!