Senbei 煎餅 (Japanese Rice Crackers)
“Senbei” [煎餅/せんべい] are the traditional Japanese rice crackers.
“Senbei” is the famous Japanese rice crackers, and you can have them in most touring spots. There are various shapes, sizes, and flavors. The flavors are usually savory and sometimes sweet. “Senbei” are often eaten with green tea as a casual snack and offered to visiting house guests as courtesy refreshment.
Senbei are usually cooked by being baked or grilled, traditionally over charcoal. While being prepared they may be brushed with a flavoring sauce, often one made of soy sauce and mirin. They may then be wrapped with a layer of nori. Alternatively they may be flavored with salt or “salad” flavoring, among others.