Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 245

Codfish Pastry with Seaweed: Yesterday provided me with an awesome surprise - a friend's parents brought me a huge stash of exotic new food that they found for me while traveling. I always love it when anyone brings me new food, since shopping for this blog can be exhausting. There were some really great items in the bag, and I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to write about first. I couldn't even identify most of the foods, but one in particular featured English on the package that sounded tasty: codfish pastry with seaweed. Well, tasty to me, but I'm sure a lot of people would disagree.
The first thing I noticed was the hilarious packaging - there was a thought balloon inexplicably coming out of the pastry saying "Boo!!" Maybe that was the name of the item? Also, there was a description on the front that stated "a piece of this snack is sweet smell and delicious." Pretty typical for Asian packaging, but still funny. The product appeared to be some sort of fish flavored cracker (not really "pastry" as we know it) with a nori-style seaweed coating on one side.
 After opening the box, I found that it contained another small foil bag containing the "pastry." I took one out and tried it, and it was pretty much what I expected. The "pastry" was indeed a thin, crunchy wheat cracker flavored with fish paste, according to the ingredients. The texture was similar to any wheat cracker, and it reminded me of the Carr's crackers, only fishier. The flip side was coated with a piece of nori, which I've had a million times before in other Asian snacks and sushi bars. The combination was a little fishy, a little sweet, and really good.

These would be a great substitute for any sort of snack cracker or chip, but I don't even know where to tell you to look for them. The BHFM or Super H would be my first guess. Or China.

1 comment:

  1. huh what an interesting combination of ingredients!

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