Todd V. Wolfson

Best Stop for Japanese Go Fun Snacks!

Asahi Imports

In case you are uninitiated in the world of Japanese fun snacks, our friends in Nippon are geniuses with the junk food (to the point that some of it -- key word "some" -- is actually good for you). Asahi has lots of Pocky -- pretzely sticks dipped in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. And they have the green pea version of Funyuns. Dried squid? Check. Delicious crisp teriyaki squares? Check. Plus lots of regular Japanese staples (miso, udon noodles, soup base). Plus an array of rice cookers that will spin your noggin, and a cool selection of gifts from origami paper to sake sets and lovely hashi (chopsticks).

Asahi Imports
6105 Burnet Rd., 512/453-1850

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