Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Asian snacks part 1

Most every Asian child will recognize the following two snack foods.

Yan yan is a Japanese snack with two compartments--one holds the biscuit/cracker sticks and the other contains the flavored frosting for dipping.  While I grew up with plain old chocolate and strawberry, there are a whole slew of flavors now.  Here are some we picked up while in Singapore including hazelnut, mango and chocolate/strawberry combo.

Pocky is another huge favorite from Japan.  It's a thin biscuit stick coated with a fun flavor such as chocolate, strawberry or almond.  There are a ton of variations and I was excited to find pumpkin, strawberry, choco banana and milk coffee.

I'm glad I finally got around to taking pictures of these so now I can break into them!  Hope they taste as good as they look!


  1. I can't wait for you to describe these for me! Especially the chocolate Pocky!

  2. oooh! Pocky! I remember trying and liking some!

    There's a savoury version but I can't remember what it's called!

  3. We used to have to get those from the Asian groceries in a town an hour away, but now our huge grocery store in the next town has them, woo hooo! We do not get as many flavors, so I'll try not to be jealous.