Kappa Ebisen

Kappa Ebisen (かっぱえびせん) is a Japanese snack food produced by Calbee of Japan in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima. The version produced by Calbee America is called Shrimp Flavored Chips.

Kappa Ebisen
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Place of originJapan
Created byCalbee
Main ingredientsWheat flour, vegetable oil, starch, shrimp, sugar

The primary ingredients of Kappa Ebisen are wheat flour, vegetable oil, starch, shrimp, sugar, salt, baking powder, amino acid and sweetening.


Kappa Ebisen was first produced and sold by Calbee in 1964 and has gained wide popularity among Japanese consumers as a snack food.[1] Its simplicity makes it a popular snack in many settings, and is often a popular choice for karaoke or as a bar snack.

Calbee began exporting Kappa Ebisen to Hawaii and Southeast Asia in 1966. It is now sold internationally, with different flavors of Kappa Ebisen such as curry or spicy available.

A similar product called Saewoo Kkang (새우깡) in South Korea has been produced by Nongshim in South Korea since 1971 without permission of Calbee.