Another reason to love senbei is their long shelf life. The rice crackers are dried out so they can last for long periods of time. The first record of senbei in Japan is from 737 A.D., and many ancient poems reference travelers carrying "rice crackers" for the long road ahead. So, add senbei to your Japanese snack lineup, and rest assured you’ll always have delicious snacks in reach!
If you’re interested in a light, low-calorie snack without sacrificing flavor, senbei is here for you. We think they’re a great alternative to potato chips–they’re full of flavor, fill you up faster, and come in more flavors. The onigiri-shaped senbei lightly flavored with wasabi is a snackable, classic senbei with a kick. If you love fried food, then you’ll love this spin on traditional shrimp senbei, all without the grease—fried shrimp senbei married with soy sauce and spices, including curry powder, black pepper, and garam masala. Who says low-calorie snacks can’t be satisfying?
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