Afterwards I went to Uwajimaya which is an Asian superstore in Beaverton. It is a huge and disorienting place. It is very interesting to see what is considering to be food in other parts of the world. I try to pick out something new every time I go. I’m not super adventurous and only pick things that look reasonably promising. One favorite is Ka Pi Duc, Rice Cake.
Ingredients: Rice, Salt, Water, Red Bean Paste or Green Bean Paste, Sesame Oil, Mug wort or White Bean Paste.
My niece Eden fell in love with them when she visited at 9 months or so. She was teething. I have a conditioned response to them and want to paint a room in my house.
Years ago I tried out a snack and fell in love with it and had never seen it again. It was a peanut wrapped in rice/flour shell with soy sauce and seaweed flakes. I have looked and looked and looked. I have wondered if I would recognize it. Out of no where, and sub-verbally tempting fate I found a package. A very small package.
It is called Kasugai Peanut & You. Even with a bag in hand I’m not sure what they are called. Kasugai seems to be a brand name. There are the words (Soft Mame) that might describe it. The Kasugai website is as strange and confusing as you might hope.