Kaki no tane

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Kaki no tane
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Kaki-peanuts
Alternative namesKaki-peanuts, Kaki-pi
TypeRice cracker
Place of originJapan
Region or stateNiigata
Created byn/a
Main ingredientspeanuts

Kaki no tane or Kaki-pi are a common snack in Japan. The two elements of kaki-pi are kaki-no-tane (柿の種), 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" (pronounced as "pea") is an abbreviation of piinattsu (ピーナッツ), or "peanuts".

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