I went to visit my dad's grave yesterday and on my way there, we had to transfer trains at an adorable little station, Surugaoyama in Yamanashi Prefecture, at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
At the kiosk, I spotted a snack named "Unagi Bone" made by Ichimaru foods. I loved the retro packaging and that there was both a shoyu (soy sauce) and salt flavor. I wasn't that crazy about the price though -- ¥530. But I am a huge fan of anything unagi or anago and had to take a chance on this snack. I broke down and bought the shoyu sauce option.
We busted into the package while waiting for the train. The crunchiness was perfect for a mid afternoon snack. When chomped on, it gave off a great savory taste of unagi. Another great thing about Unagi Bone is that it didn't make me feel junked out the way potato chips can. Although they are probably fried, it didn't make me feel like I had an oil-slicked throat no matter how many I ate. I also like the fact that I got a good amount of calcium.
The next time I got back to my dad's grave, I will look forward to the fact that I can purchase the other flavor -- salt.