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 (, tane) of the persimmon (, kaki). The "pi" is an abbreviation of piinattsu (ピーナッツ), or "peanuts".[1] In 2017 the food was officially certified "Space Japanese Food" by the JAXA.[2]

Kaki no tane
Alternative namesKaki-peanuts, Kaki-pi
TypeRice cracker
Place of originJapan
Region or stateNagaoka, Niigata
Main ingredientsPeanuts

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  1. ^ "Kaki No Tane - Everyone's Favorite Snack From Niigata!". MATCHA. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 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)