Hokkaido's delicious and unique senbei
There are traditional, salty "senbei" made with rice in Hokkaido, but here the term is also used for cookie-like snacks made with flour and butter. These senbei are made in various places and come in unique shapes and deisgns only available in the region. Many people buy these senbei as souvenirs.
This senbei has been made in Teshikaga for over 40 years. It is made in the shape of the ornamental apron of Taiho Koki, a distinguished yokozuna who was raised in Teshikaga. About 12 cm long, this large-sized senbei has an aromatic and sweet flavor.
Haboro's official mascot character, Orobou, is sold at the confection and souvenir shop Baigetsu.
At Sanchokukobo Kitaru Market you can buy senbei with a depiction of Ai Ebina, mascot character of the Kitarumoi Fishery Cooperative. A part of Japan's anime culture has become senbei.
This senbei is baked in the shape of a king crab ("tarabagani" in Japanese) calmy walking along the floor of the Sea of Okhotsk. A powder made of crab shell is kneaded into the dough, which wraps the powerful taste and smell of the crab inside of an aromatic and gentle sweetness. This is a senbei suitable for Hokkaido.
HASE-Confectionary Company Sweets Plaza Mashu 2 Chome (Taiho Senbei)Address：2 Chome Mashu, Teshikaga-cho
Fee：Taiho Senbei (8 count) \432 (tax included)
Baigetsu (Orobou)Address：2 Chome Minamiodori, Haboro-cho
Fee：Haboro Orobou Senbei (8 count) \500 (tax included)
Sanchokukobo Kitaru Market (Ebina Ai)Address：1 Chome-36 Minatomachi, Haboro-cho
Business Hours：Kitaru : 9:00-16:00 (Until 2:00 pm January through March)
Fee：Hoboro's Ebina Ai Senbei (8 count) \500 (tax included)
Furukawa Seika (Tarabagani)Address：1-1-3 Kaigan-cho, Abashiri-shi
Fee：Tarabagani Senbei (18 count) \594 (tax included)