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  • Hey guys!

  • Thanks to our last video where I showed you guys the foods that I miss the most from Japan,

  • which I got from Rakuten,

  • Rakuten has offered to continue sending us our favorite Japanese things that we can share with you guys!

  • So I'm super excited!

  • And today Jun and I picked out some really amazing Japanese snacks,

  • mostly sweets, that I think you guys are going to like a lot.

  • So, I can't wait to show them to you!

  • The first two that I'm going to show you are Jun's personal recommendations

  • for two Japanese sweets that he thinks are super delicious,

  • and I actually haven't tried before, so I'm going to try them with you for the first time!

  • The first is this Japanese crispy wafer.

  • And these are wafers with almonds and sauce on top of them.

  • So the first one is almonds and yuzu,

  • and yuzu is a citrus fruit that kind of looks like a lemon but is a little bit sweeter.

  • And then almonds and caramel [actually vanilla].

  • And then little crispy puffs with Okinawan black sugar.

  • So, I'm excited to try this. I hope it tastes really good!

  • Itadakimasu!

  • This is the yuzu one. I've never tasted anything like this.

  • It's really light and fluffy, and

  • it just has a little bit of tang from that yuzu flavor.

  • It's actually really good!

  • This one must be the [vanilla].

  • This is delicious! It's like the perfect amount of flavor.

  • And this would go reeeeally really well with tea.

  • This definitely has the little bit of a bitter flavor that really dark sugars have.

  • But it's really good, too.

  • All three of these combined give you a really good range.

  • You have the sour, you have the sweet, and then you have a little bit bitter.

  • These are absolutely perfect tea snacks.

  • I wish I had tea here now because this would be so good with tea!

  • And second we have this box.

  • And you may be thinking, "Why is that coming in a box?"

  • And that's because Jun and I found this really amazing snack website.

  • But it sells mostly omiyage, which are gifts that you're supposed to give to other people.

  • Except instead of buying it as a gift, I got it for myself!

  • So a lot of the snacks I have come in really nice little boxes.

  • So this one is...

  • These are called Western style crackers,

  • but they're not really crackers--they're supposed to be sweet.

  • And they're kind of like little sandwiches.

  • And inside of them they have

  • This one has vanilla, and inside of this one is matcha.

  • And Jun's had these before and he said they're super delicious.

  • I haven't had them before, though, so I'm going to try them with you guys!

  • This is really good! This is more like a Western style cookie

  • with a vanilla cream inside.

  • The cream is really soft and it's still creamy.

  • It's not like the cream we get in cookies here, where it's hard.

  • Matcha has this sort of flavor that's sweet,

  • but it's also got a little bit of a bitter twinge to it.

  • And you kind of taste it in the back of your mouth.

  • It's a really interesting experience.

  • The little bit of bitterness that you get with the matcha combined with the sweet cookie is really good.

  • Third is something I picked out! It's in a really cute box again.

  • And these are matcha-flavored chocolate crepes.

  • So it should be amazingly delicious!

  • This is so good!

  • Just the combination of having that matcha-flavored chocolate on the outside,

  • with the crepe, that's hard, on the inside,

  • it's so satisfying to bite into it!

  • I feel like that is something that I could eat all day if I had the room.

  • I would just want to keep chewing on it forever.

  • And then fourth, I wanted to get something a little bit salty because so far everything we have is sweet.

  • And so I picked this, and this is actually a really common snack that you'll see all over Japan.

  • It's a rice cracker with a little drop of cheese on it,

  • and usually I see them with almonds on top,

  • but I picked this one, which has little sakura-shaped flowers.

  • And they're shrimp crackers, and shrimp crackers are another really common Japanese snack

  • that are actually super delicious, so I think these will be really good.

  • That is such a unique combination of flavors that I never thought would work well together!

  • Japan doesn't use a lot of cheese, but when they do combine things with cheese,

  • for some reason it tastes really good.

  • I'm going to eat another one.

  • And finally, I picked this out just because it was so adorable and I couldn't resist!

  • It's a little candy sushi bento box!

  • It's so adorable!

  • It has little nigiri, So I guess this is maguro and ika, or squid.

  • And then this has kappa, which is cucumber, and

  • another type of maguro, a little roll!

  • And it has little chopsticks as well!

  • And Jun said I'm not supposed to eat this because it's just a hard candy that's for display,

  • but of course I'm going to try it for you guys! So let's see how it tastes!

  • I have my little sushi box!

  • Let's see if I can pick this up with chopsticks again...

  • I thought this was going to be really hard,

  • like a candy you would just have to suck on, which is boring.

  • But it's not.

  • It's really hard, but it's kind of crispy.

  • So it breaks apart in your mouth pretty easily. You can chew on it.

  • I wasn't expecting a lot from the taste because I thought it was more for display,

  • but it's actually really good.

  • It's not overwhelmingly sweet like American candies.

  • I don't know if I could eat all of them at once,

  • but it's still adorable and fun to eat.

  • And Jun and I were actually able to find a single store on Rakuten that sold all of these things on it,

  • and it's called "Kyoto Okashi-no-heya," which means

  • Kyoto snack house.

  • So a lot of the snacks on there are traditional Japanese snacks that you could get in Kyoto.

  • And the reason I love this website is because everything is so cute!

  • And I wanted to buy pretty much everything I saw on there.

  • I think they have a lot of really amazing things that are super adorable and delicious.

  • They have a little candy crayon that you can draw with,

  • and they have little bears with candy inside them,

  • and this little sushi set, and they have a different one, too!

  • And so I'm going to give you a link to that store!

  • Because I thought it might be easier for you guys if you can just pick one store

  • instead of trying to navigate the entire Rakuten website if you want to buy something.

  • Because last time you guys said you were a little confused about it.

  • So we just picked one store today, and I think it's really great!

  • And like last time we made this video, Rakuten is having a free shipping campaign

  • from May 13th through 17th.

  • So if you spend a certain amount of money then you can get free shipping.

  • And I wanted to get this video up before that starts so you can take advantage of it if you want to!

  • And I'll put a link with more details down in the description,

  • as well as links to everything we got here today!

  • And I really think you guys will like them, and especially a lot of other things on that website, too!

  • They have little natto snacks that I kind want to try, even though I don't like natto.

  • Jun said he thought he would like it,

  • but he likes natto so I don't know if I trust him on that.

  • And let us know what sort of things you're interested in from Japan,

  • so Jun and I can start thinking about what we personally would recommend,

  • so we can share that with you guys next time!

  • Thank you so much for watching! I'll see you guys later!

Hey guys!

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B1 jun matcha picked delicious natto vanilla

AMAZING Japanese sweets! お気に入りのお菓子!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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