Monday, February 16, 2009
Snacks in Kamakura
A little ways south of Tokyo is Kamakura. Kamakura is one of those ultra historical places in Japan. It was the capital of Japan during the... blah blah blah... stop paraphrasing Wikipedia.
Oh snap, Kamakura is also a lesser known G.I. Joe character! Word.
One of the popular activities enjoyed by all at places like this is snacking. Straight up just eating a bunch of street food as you wander down the alleys. In Japanese お菓子, okashi, is often sweet, sometimes made with local ingredients, many days containing sweet red beans, usually delicious, and on occasion completely whack. I'm talking about fermented squid inards. So be careful what you bite into... and enjoy.
抹茶 と 蕨餅 - maccha and warrabimochi.
地ビール - Local microbrew beer
サーセジビールセト - Sausage and beer set
いろいろ 豆 - Various dried and flavored beans
蜂蜜 - Honey
タルト - Tortes
いも餅 - Sweet potato mochi
コロケ - Croquette. These had sweet potato in them.
Sweet potato jelly. Oh snap! Half price!
ゆず飲み物 - Yuzu citrus drink
Most of these things cost about a buck.