Eating can be said to be one of Singaporeans’ favourite past times, so it’s no surprise that we love snacking. The Japanese are well-known for their wide variety of snacks and treats. Don’t know where to start? Here are some of our recommendations for the best Japanese snacks to try!
TOP 5 JAPANESE SNACKS THAT WE LOVE
ROYCE NAMA CHOCOLATE
“Nama” is the Japanese word for “fresh”, and this Hokkaido nama chocolate gets its moniker due to the use of fresh cream. This delightful treat from Royce is dense, creamy and luxurious. Indulge in a box yourself, or gift one to fellow chocolate lovers for their birthday!
$15/ box of 20 pieces
MINAMOTO KITCHOAN SHIMIZU HAKUTO JELLY
Japanese peaches are known to be the juiciest and sweetest of its kind. Get the same experience with Minamoto Kitchoan’s Shimizu Hakuto Jelly — a snack that replicates the taste of a delightful sugary white Japanese peach. Gift your loved ones a taste of this delectable Japanese fruit all year round.
RYUGETSU “SANPOROKU” PLAIN LAYER CAKE
Baumkuchen is a sweet layered cake, with an iconic concentric circle design. Sanporoku, a type of baumkuchen from Hokkaido, is coated with milk and white chocolate. The beautiful ring shape is reminiscent of the cross section of a tree trunk, which Japanese believe represents perfection, unity and longevity. Serve with coffee or tea for a scrumptious tea time snack!
$17/ per pcs
YAMAMOTO NORITEN NORI CHIPS
A traditional snack in Japan that has been consumed for years, “Nori” or seaweed, is believed to be packed with nutrition. Consumed in many different ways, our favourite is in the form of these adorable Merlion Hello Kitty Nori Chips, seasoned with sour plum and sesame.
For more information visit Yamamoto Noriten at Food Hall, Basement 2