5 Nov 2009, 7:00am
japanese snacks:


Nata de Coco Yogurt


Oooooh my god I LOVE this stuff!! And I don’t even know what it is. That is to say, until I googled it just now. According to wiki:

Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food product produced by the bacterial fermentation of coconut water and carrageenan.

………uh. Well, it tastes much better than it sounds, I swear. There are plenty of lovely foods and drinks that are made by fermentation, so don’t let this particular description deter you from trying “Nata de Coco Yogurt Dessert,” which can be found at your Japanese grocery.

They call it “yogurt,” but the binding is more like the consistency of pudding or almond jello (anin-dofu). It tastes like coconut, which I suppose should be to no surprise. The nata de coco was, I’m assuming, the translucent cubed chunks inside the yogurt. These had a decidedly chewier consistency, much like konnyaku. It’s a very “clean” sort of chewy-ness, so it doesn’t stick to your teeth, which is nice. I really love this snack! =9

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