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This Thing Now: The Snack Poster

Get to know 25 of the best Japanese snacks out there with Fanny Chu's poster
Image: Courtesy of Fanny Chu

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Pork-stuffed gyoza, little rice triangles wrapped up in nori and grilled chicken skin on a skewer? Yeah, Japan's snack game is on point. The country's street stalls, supermarkets and bars offer some of the most exciting snacks we've ever come across—and there is a lot to choose from.

To help the uninitiated, avid snacker and graphic designer Fanny Chu designed a handy poster of 25 snacks to know and love. Graphics of small bites like unagi kaba-yaki, or grilled eel with sweet soy sauce; tai-yaki, or fish-shaped waffles stuffed with red bean paste; and omu-rice, a rice-stuffed omelet topped with ketchup, are accompanied by their name in both English and Japanese with the main ingredients listed below.

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Despite her devotion to snacks, Chu's first love is actually ramen. She designed a similar poster, focusing on 25 varieties served around Japan, which she funded through Kickstarter a little while back. And just like last time, the snack poster is on Kickstarter. But since the project is now fully funded, $21 guarantees snack fans a copy of the poster and a thank-you note from Chu.

Get yours now, because that omu-rice has your name all over it.

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