Japanese Snacks- Edamame

This is one of the best simple, speedy and healthy snacks out there. I always order a bowl of edamame when having Japanese food.

Edamame beans is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod. Edamame can be commonly found in Japan, China and Hawaii.

I took a trip to some Japanese grocery stores in Dublin to see what snacks they have on offer! Japanese food is extremely limited in Ireland, but luckily enough, the capital has a few Japanese restaurants and some grocery stores where you can purchase some nice Japanese snacks.


Simply put some edamame in a pot full of hot water, bring it to the boil for approximately 6-8 minutes. Add a small amount of salt to the boiling water. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool the edamame or if you like them served nice and warm, then don’t rinse them! Serve in a little cute bowl and sprinkle a tiny bit of salt over before serving these tasty snacks! Use an empty bowl, to place the skin of the pods…for anyone who has not tasted these before (most Irish will be new to this snack)..do not eat the skin!

Healthy Snack

Edamame are rich in carbohydrates, protein, folic acid, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty and  acids, micro-nutrients, manganese, and vitamin K.


Why not enjoy edamame with some delicious sake?! Sake is a Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage. If you are in NYC, and are a sake lover who has never entered the wonderful world of Decibel sake bar…then mark it in your diary this weekend! It is definitely worth a visit.

My friend bought me this set and bottle of sake for Christmas, such a thoughtful present as she knows how much I love sake.