Kaki no tane
Kaki no tane or Kaki-pi are a common snack in Japan. The two elements of kaki-pi or kaki-no-tane (柿の種) are small crescent-shaped fragments of senbei (soy-flavored rice crisps), and peanuts. They are often consumed with beer and are sometimes a bar snack. Kaki-pi has several different types of flavors, such as wasabi, pepper, amongst others. The name comes from the fact that the pieces of senbei look like a seed (種, tane) of the persimmon (柿, kaki). The "pi" is an abbreviation of piinattsu (ピーナッツ), or "peanuts". In 2017 the food was officially certified "Space Japanese Food" by the JAXA.
|Alternative names||Kaki-peanuts, Kaki-pi|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Region or state||Nagaoka, Niigata|
- "Kaki No Tane - Everyone's Favorite Snack From Niigata!". MATCHA. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Le Blanc, Steven; M, Masami (10 August 2017). "Japanese Kaki No Tane snacks declared "space food" by JAXA". SoraNews24. Retrieved 18 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)