Japanese Snack Food You Can Make At Home
Japanese culture is fascinating to many Americans of European descent. We have found a love of all things Japanese, most especially the food! If you're looking for snack foods or party food with a Japanese flair, here are some great Japanese snack ideas. Yakitori - A kabob that is quite popular as a snack, party food, or casual dinner item. (Goes well with Japanese beer and Saki.) Begin by soaking your wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning.
-3 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces -1 teaspoon sugar -2 Tablespoons sake -3 Tablespoons mirin -3 Tablespoons soy sauce Pierce and slide the chicken onto the soaked skewers. Stir up all the other ingredients in a bowl. Now grill the chicken on the skewer, basting it with a sauce. Edamame - It's finally gotten easier to find edamame in the grocery stores now that Americans have taken a shine to this popular Japanese snack food. Serve it like we would pretzels (with beer during the game) or keep it in baggies like trail mix as a snack on the go. What a great way to get the kids to eat veggies! (Be wary of folks who are allergic to soy, though!) First, wash your edamame completely.
Then, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add one tablespoon of salt to the water along with the edamame. Boil for three to four minutes. Drain, then add a dash more salt.
Let the edamame cool, then store in an airtight container. Sunomomo (Cucumber and Daikon Salad) - A great side dish for almost any meal, as well as a fresh afternoon snack. What you need: - 1 daikan radish - 1 cucumber - 5 tbsp rice vinegar - 2 tbsp sugar - 1 tsp salt Peel the radish and slice it thinly.
Slice the cucumber just as thinly. Salt both vegetables and allow the salt to soak in for about ten minutes. Wash them off and drain well. Mix the vinegar and sugar and pour over the veggies. Let sit for at least fifteen minutes before serving. With the expansion of the Asian section in most grocery stores, and more and more Asian specialty stores opening up, you are sure to find plenty of ingredients and ideas for Japanese snack foods.
Make sure to visit our Snack Recipes site for more great snacks for kids and even party snacks your guests will love.