Senbei are the most common type of cracker found in Japan. Typically made from rice, they’re recognized by their big, round circular shape, and come in a wide variety of flavors from sweet to salty and spicy to umami.
Kitayama Seika makes its senbei with a special type of thick yet very soft, domestic rice known as uruchi rice. The rice is polished the day before being made into dough to preserve its original sweet taste and then dried for 12 hours, which is nearly four times longer than normal rice crackers. The dough is then double-baked, resulting in its crispy texture. The shape of each cracker is unique as skilled craftsmen make them one by one by hand.
This soy saucesenbei combines the classic taste of sweet rice with the umami flavors of soy sauce and is baked with a special stock of kelp, shiitake mushrooms and bonito.
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