Iconic Japanese Snacks from Kyoto

by Krystina Quintana

No matter where you travel in Japan, you’ll find inventive foods that are bursting with flavor. In Osaka, Takoyaki is a popular dish. Kamakura is famous for shirasu. In Tokyo, you’ll see nigiri-sushi everywhere. So, what can you expect when you travel to Kyoto? Bokksu Boutique offers a long list of traditional Japanese snacks that hail from Kyoto so that you can enjoy the flavors of this city in your home.

Here are some of the iconic snacks you can have delivered to your door. 

Maeda Seika Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich (12 Pieces)

If you’re familiar with stroopwafels, you'll already be prepped for this delightful snack. Thin waffle cookies are baked to a perfect crispy, golden-brown doneness. They're filled with a tasty matcha cream and white chocolate combination that can't be beat. 
Uji, a city in Kyoto, is famous for its matcha production. Enjoying these Maeda Seika Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich (12 Pieces) allows you to travel to Kyoto, if only while eating the cookies.

Maeda Seika Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich (12 Pieces)

Kubota Mengyo Kyoto Muteppo Tonkotsu Ramen (3 servings)

Explore the best ramen shop in Kyoto by enjoying a pack of the Kubota Mengyo Kyoto Muteppo Tonkotsu Ramen (3 servings). Muteppo is a well-known Japanese restaurant that was founded in the late 1900s. These delicious ramen packs are chock-full of flavor and feature a decadent pork bone broth (tonkotsu) with chewy noodles. Don’t forget to add your favorite toppings like sesame seeds, soft-boiled eggs, and scallions for a complete meal. 

Kubota Mengyo Kyoto Muteppo Tonkotsu Ramen (3 servings)

Yamadai Sugomen: Kyoto Seabura Soy Sauce Ramen (1 Cup)

Here’s another variety of ramen that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. This type of ramen is specific to the Kyoto region, making it a delicious way to enjoy the local flavors. Yamadai Sugomen: Kyoto Seabura Soy Sauce Ramen (1 Cup) is a single serving, easy-to-make soup cup. This soup comes with dried toppings, so you can avoid the topping prep and go straight to enjoying the ramen. Soy sauce-based broth and pork back fat create a rich broth you won't want to stop eating.

Yamadai Sugomen: Kyoto Seabura Soy Sauce Ramen (1 Cup)

Bokksu Handmade Kyoyuzen Candy Mix (1 Bag)

Run, don’t walk to grab this snack! These Japanese sweets are shaped into cute little tiles and prepared exclusively for Bokksu by a candy maker in Kyoto. These Bokksu Handmade Kyoyuzen Candy Mix (1 Bag) sweets are pretty, tasty, and feature flavors found in Japan, like white peaches. This fruity Japanese candy is even vegan and vegetarian-friendly!

Bokksu Handmade Kyoyuzen Candy Mix (1 Bag)

Bokksu X Daimonji Ame Honpo Handmade Fig Candy (1 Bag)

Enjoy some of Kyoto’s fruit by eating these Bokksu X Daimonji Ame Honpo Handmade Fig Candy (1 Bag). These candies are created from fig jam that is spun into handmade candy. These sweets are rare in Japan, so it’s a great way to enjoy the taste of Kyoto figs at home. 

Bokksu X Daimonji Ame Honpo Handmade Fig Candy (1 Bag)

Bunnosuke Warabi Mochi Gift Set (Matcha, Hojicha, Brown Sugar, Plain)

You already know all about the delicious Uji Matcha! This Kyoto matcha is the main ingredient in the Bunnosuke Warabi Mochi Gift Set (Matcha, Hojicha, Brown Sugar, Plain) matcha flavored option. Each jello-like warabi mochi square is packed separately so you can enjoy them flavor by flavor. Or, set out a dish with each flavor and taste test each one with your friends.
Bunnosuke Warabi Mochi Gift Set (Matcha, Hojicha, Brown Sugar, Plain)

Itofu OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts: Fukairi Shichimi Seven-Flavor (1 Bag)

Sometimes you need a tasty, salty snack to balance the delicious, sweet treats. That's where these Itofu OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts: Fukairi Shichimi Seven-Flavor (1 Bag) snacks come in. The crackers found in this mix are made with Japanese wheat gluten, creating a fantastic crunchy bite. Here's where Kyoto comes in, the crackers and peanuts are flavored with Kyoto-specific seasoning. They're smoky and slightly spicy for an addictive-tasting snack. Yum!

Itofu OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts: Fukairi Shichimi Seven-Flavor (1 Bag)

Busonan Buson Haiku Senbei (6 Packs)

Everything about this snack screams Kyoto, especially because they’re a Kyoto product. This pack of mixed rice crackers, aka senbei, is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors ranging from sweet potato to shrimp, matcha, and even a sugar-covered option. Have fun guessing the flavors of each Busonan Buson Haiku Senbei (6 Packs).

Busonan Buson Haiku Senbei (6 Packs)

Want a combination of authentic Japanese snacks instead? Bokksu Boutique offers some of the best Japanese snack box options. Choose between Japanese candy box choices with exclusive Japanese candies, Japanese snack boxes with savory items, or both. If you're not sure what to order, start with a Japanese snack subscription box for a monthly box of tasty traditional treats. 
By Krystina Quintana