Karintou: tastes better than it looks. Much better.

2 02 2009

karintouOne of my favorite Japanese snacks is karintou. The appearance of this sweet wheat cracker is a bit shocking but once you get over what you think it is and take a bite, it won’t even matter.

Basically empty delicious calories, karintou is made with brown sugar, wheat flour, honey, and caramel, among other ingredients. What a simple concept! The outside is crunchy and caramalized but each piece is deceivingly light and airy.


You can find karintou at many Asian food markets and grocery stores, so be adventurous and try some soon.