Japanese Fish Snack for Your Astronaut Friends

HLing loves the ground, pressed, and dried Japanese fish snack called Okabe sonomanma chirimen. Okabe is the brand name, says Silverjay, sonomanma is a sort of euphemism for all natural, and chirimen refers to anchovies and other small fishes.

The dried fish snack is rice-paper thin, and yet chewing it feels like eating real food, not at all like munching on paper. It’s not as chewy as dried octopus slices, nor as wispy as potato chips. “It’s so light and yet so satisfying,” says HLing. “If I knew any astronauts I’d send them some.”

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