Saturday, July 24, 2010
Random Weekend Picture 22
One of the food fads that has been quietly going on for at least a half year now in Japan relates to various types of rusks. I actually was not familiar with rusks until coming to Japan. I think they tend to be better known in Europe and are similar to what we call "zwieback" in the United States. That is, they are dry bits of twice-baked bread. The Japanese ones that you see on sale (like those pictured above) are often liberally covered in sugar and quite sweet.
I've sampled one of these, given to my husband by a student, and I wasn't a fan. It was far too sweet and really not all that impressive to me in any way.