Monday, October 24, 2011

karinto

karinto I've told you before that I love to munch on karinto and other things.

We recently received this matcha (green tea) karinto from MIL. (thank you!)

Satoshi told me that the round one is made from sticks of karinto then coated with a sugar glaze.

The matcha flavor was very light, but these with a cup of green tea really hit the spot.

15 comments:

genkitummy said...

I had to click your link to see what "karinto" was. At first glance I thought it was deep-fried green beans and chickpeas. I didn't realize it was deep-fried sweets!

jalna said...

Interesting. Don't know if I've ever had them before.

Rona Y said...

Matcha karinto?!??!?!?! Where are these delicacies from? I LOVE karinto, and these will have to go on my list of things to buy (if I ever get back to Japan).

K and S said...

yes it does look like green beans Genki :)

they taste kinda like won ton chips only in stick form Jalna :)

Uji-tahara, a catalog tea club, my MIL belongs to Rona, though I think you could find these anywhere in Uji or Kyoto.

Take care everyone.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

I thought they were green beans at first as well! I love Karinto and just had a Japanese snack Kokutou Karinto. It was sweat and delicious :)

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

Like others I thought they were green beans at first. I wouldn't mind seeing these instead of pretzel mix in a vip airport lounge!

K and S said...

I like kokuto, J-A!

that would be nice to see too Rowena!

Take care you two.
Kat

Lizzy said...

Crunchy and covered with sugar? I couldn't resist these either!

K and S said...

and don't forget deep fried too, Lizzy :)

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Interesting! I've only seen brown Karinto before I thought these were green beans!

K and S said...

nowadays there are even savory-sweet types like gobo, shichimi, K :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I don't think I've ever seen matcha karinto before....it does sound delicious.

K and S said...

nice & crunchy and a little sweet Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

I don't think I have had karinto before but they look like a great little snack. ;-)

K and S said...

definitely an unstoppable munchy Deb :)

Take care.
Kat