Japan has rice crackers like the US has potato and
corn chips. They come in various shapes, textures, and
flavors. You should be able to find all sorts of different
kinds of them at any Asian market. They're a nice munchy
snack, and add flavor and texture variety to lunch boxes.
Here are the kinds I've used in lunch boxes thus far:
- Bin-Bin rice crackers - Two peanutlike wafers
in each plastic package, sold in bags of a dozen
packages. From Thailand.
- Cherry Bits (nori flavored
rice crackers shaped like
- Nori maki arare - pretzel-like
sticks wrapped in nori
- Usuyaki komaru "salad" - crispy, round
- Mixed rice crackers that you can get in regular
grocery stores, "Sushi Chef" brand for