Wasabi soybeans. Soybeans covered in wasabi. I am craving some right now.
It’s one of my mom’s favorite Japanese snacks. I didn’t like them when I was a kid, because I preferred sweets like Twix bars, Twizzlers, and Recess cups. My favorite type of snacks were Mexican candies like Lucas chile, Cachitadas, Tamarindos, and De La Rosas. ANYWAY, I didn’t like wasabi soybeans because they looked somewhat healthy and the wasabi always stung my nose. Now, I love them.
The soybeans have pea-like flavor and the wasabi powder is mildly sweet with a zingy finish like horseradish. It can bring tears to some people who cannot handle spicy food (weak, just kidding). I’ve never personally made them, but by dissecting the ingredients in my mouth, I’m sure this is the recipe: the soybeans are roasted, then coated with wasabi powder mixed with sugar, salt, or oil. Pretty simple!
I never liked them as a kid, but my little sister is very good at handling the heat. I guess she does have better genes than I do like my friends say, since she’s more cultured and mature than I am. And she’s only 9. I remember hearing her munching and crunching wasabi soybeans like a bunny inside my parents’ bedroom while watching one of her favorite TV shows called “Calliou.” Here’s an episode:
Me: Hey, come here.
Me: Give me a hug
Me: Give me that (pointing to her bag of wasabi soybeans)
Sophia: Ugh, I knew it! I hope your butt gets bigger! (leaves the bag of wasabi soybeans on the floor, then runs away)
What a sassmonster, huh? Well, I’m off to get some wasabi soybeans! YUM!
- A teaspoon of wasabi a day helps keep old age at bay (worldduh.com)
- Salty Wasabi Almonds (michelleberryshaffer.com)
- Flavours of the world (geordiegiraffe.wordpress.com)
- Icky, Yucky, Green Wasabi (cravegames.wordpress.com)