When this product was mentioned by KA mum, Jennifer, I wonder what on earth she talking about. Luckily, thanks to Japanese friends and searching the net, I soon found myself saying, “ahhhhh, those things are called Kakipi.”
Here’s why Jennifer says her hubby loves Kakipi.
“Even after he says he’s full from dinner and can’t eat anything else, he always goes for a bag of kakipi after his bath.”
The “kaki” refers to the seed shape in the Japanese persimmon called KAKI and the “pi” refers to PEANUTS which they are often mixed with or “tane” meaning SEED. The crackers are made from soy and rice and in the shape of a crescent. They are often served as a snack and can be a little spicy.
While searching the net, I found that people mix Kakipi with Rice, or add them to pasta with olive oil and one image even had them as a topping on toast. I also found that the manufacturer has them in a variety of flavors and also has a cookbook with a collection of 100 Kakipi recipes for sale. You can check out all the flavors by visiting their website.