Hana did a post last year called Getting Creative with Japanese Snacks, and one of the topics covered was Umaibō (delicious stick), which is one of the most popular dagashi, old-school Japanese snacks that kids could buy with coins. They come in a variety of flavors like cheese, curry, and tonkatsu sauce, and only cost 10 yen to this day. The wrapper features a cat, Umaemon, whose name is a pun ofDoraemon lol
Takara Tomy has a line of snack toys to make snacking on Umaibō more fun called Umaibō Snack Party!
Here are the Umaibō line up-
You can also use Umaibō as a hotdog sausage, sushi roll ingredient, and other special recipes
If you are interested in other recipes, check out their HERE (in Japanese only). I personally just like smashing Umaibō into flakes and sprinkling it over my rice 🙂