Savory Snack Must Haves

by Courtney Thompson

Japan is usually known for its sweet snacks like Pocky, Kit Kats, and gummies, but Japan also has some of the best savory snacks you can find! Whether you’re in the mood for fried snacks, salty snacks, or cheesy snacks, there are a lot of great savory Japanese snacks out there. If you’re tired of reaching for the same boring potato chips whenever a craving hits, consider checking out these delicious savory snacks that Bokksu has to offer!

Sugomen Hakata Tonkotsu

Combining rich broth and delicious noodles, ramen is arguably one of the most savory Japanese snacks. It’s especially good if you’re on the hungrier side because it’s more filling than many other snacks out there. Bokksu offers several different types of ramen, so there are a lot of great flavors to choose from! You can find all the classic flavors of ramen like shoyu, miso, and tonkotsu. If you’re in the mood for traditional Japanese savory snacks, these flavors are perfect. The best part is that ramen is easy to make and very portable, making it a great savory option for lazy days or a quick break room snack at work! You can’t go wrong with keeping some of these cup noodles in your cabinet.

For a super savory experience, the European Cheese Curry Cup Noodle is a great ramen flavor. With a rich beef broth, ground beef, and mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, this cup of noodles packs a punch of savory flavors and is different from the traditional types of ramen. This cheesy ramen has some mild spice and a hint of sweetness that balances out the other rich flavors wonderfully.

Cheese is a common go-to when you’re craving savory and salty snacks, but if you’re not in the mood for ramen, Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs are the perfect solution for this craving! These little puffs use real Hokkaido cheese for the perfect cheesy bite with a light and airy crunch that makes them truly addictive. If you want to upgrade from your usual cheese puffs and experience something completely unique, try Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs!

Another savory snack that everyone should try (and will probably want to keep a stash of) is Takoyaki Tei Corn Puffs! These savory snacks are the closest thing you can get to traditional Japanese takoyaki outside of a Japanese restaurant or food stand. Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street food consisting of octopus, tempura, pickled ginger, and green onion within a fried ball of batter. This is one of the ultimate savory Japanese snacks, and these corn puffs truly capture the experience of eating real takoyaki! They have all the sweet, savory, and salty flavors that you could want in a snack, and their light and crunchy texture makes them perfect for snacking.

Inspired by another classic Japanese festival snack, Dondon Yaki is another great find on the Bokksu Boutique. These savory senbei, or rice crackers, are fried and marinated with delicious tonkatsu sauce, giving them a tangy, peppery, and sweet flavor. If you’re really craving some fried food, this classic festival snack in the form of little senbei is sure to do the trick!

And if you can’t decide on just one savory snack, a Japanese snack box is a great option! The Classic Bokksu Box and the Largest Snack Box Ever from Bokksu both feature a lot of delicious savory snacks. The Classic Bokksu Box is a Japanese subscription box that allows you to get your favorite Japanese snacks delivered monthly, with exciting new snack curations each time. Meanwhile, the Largest Snack Box Ever is a Japanese snack box filled with an incredible number of treats, making it perfect for those who want to try some new Japanese snacks! Hokkaido Cheese Mochi Puffs, Takoyaki Tei Corn Puffs, and Dondon Yaki are all included in this box, along with a number of other great snacks!

If you’ve only ever had Japanese sweets before, consider trying some savory Japanese snacks too! There are so many delicious and unique options, so no matter what you’re craving, there’s a perfect Japanese snack for you!

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