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Katayaki - Ninja Snack for the World
Iga city, Mie Pref.

FOOD 2016 25 minutes Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Iga city in Mie prefecture is traditionally known for Iga Ninja. What kind of food did Ninja eat? Katayaki is a regional snack that is said to come from the food which Ninja used to eat as portable snacks. This unique snack was exhibited at the World Expo in Milan, Italy in 2015 and it received positive remarks from visitors around the world. The program depicts the taste of Katayaki and its origin.

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