Japanese Chips

Tired of the same old Doritos, Pringles, Lays and Fritos?  Well in Japan though they have Pringles and Doritos it seems like they come out with a couple new flavors of chips every few weeks.  It’s like flavor of the month.  They have regular plain potato chips and you can find Doritos here and there but or example you can also get "Funky Soy Sauce Pringles"

Here are a few I picked up just in the last 2 weeks.

Corn Portage
Corn chowder soup flavored puffs.  Not bad at all 
Dos Tacos
2 Tacos.  A pretty average Mexican taco like flavor.  In other words nothing at all like a real taco
Ishiyaki Bibinba
Stone cooked Bi Bim Bap flavor which is a Korean dish served in a hot enough to cook with stone pot. 
Onion Gratin Flavor.  Looks more like Onion soup with some potato gratin floating in the middle 
Doza Potato
Lumpy Tomato Flake chips.  Looks and tastes Pizza to me but that’s what it says
Octopus Dumpling flavor.  Trust me, that’s a good flavor
Yatai no Yakisoba
Yakisoba flavored chips like Yakisoba from a Yakisoba cart.  I guess that’s the best way to have it.
Tare Yakitori
Seven Japanese Flavored Barbequed Chicken flavored chips.  How could that possibly be bad?
Agejaga & Mayo
Fried Potatoes and Mayonnaise.  Sounds good and fattening to me
Niwatori no Nankotsu Age
Okay. This one didn’t do it for me.  Fried Chicken Cartilage flavor.  I don’t like the real thing either.
Tonkoku Ninniku Ramen
Sliced Pork Garlic Ramen flavor?  Sounds good to me but then most things sound good to me
Uma Shio Ramen
Horse Salt Ramen flavor.  I could have that wrong but they do eat horse here.


  • greggman
    Not horse chips

    It should have occured to me earlier but somebody pointed out to me the "uma" in "Uma Shio Ramen" is not Uma as in Horse it's uma as in Umai (delicious)

    Still, they do eat horse here so it was not hard to believe. 😉

  • Chip
    I thought I was the only one…

    I thought I was the only non-Japanese who loved Japanese potato chips.  All of my friends gag even when I mention the flavors. 

    Anyway, when I went back to Tokyo for a visit this past March I did my best to search out the new flavors.  My favorite was definitely the takoyaki mayonnaise puffs.  Actually, all of the ones with mayo were great.

    Thanks for your GREAT website.  All of your topics are so interesting.  I feel like you’re reading my mind and writing about what interests me.  Keep it up!


  • Diell
    Corn “portage”?!

    This isn’t that important (I’m just being picky), but I believe in the first example “potaaju” is supposed to represent the French word “potage”, meaning a chowder or soup.

  • thanks

    since I don’t know French I didn’t know the word but I assumed it was something like that. 🙂

  • Rick
    some others…

    There is no “BBQ” flavor of potato chips here, it’s instead called コンソメ(konsome, like as in “beef consomme”).

    “Karl” is one of the most famous snack characters – check out the

    official page at < “>http://open.meiji.co.jp/sweets/snack/karl/index2.html>

    I’m pretty sure the “Doza” on the bag is a stylized “Piza”. And of course “Don Takosu” is the same honorific as “Don Quixote”.

    I’ll have to look for that ninniku ramen flavor – that does sound good!

  • BBQ flavor

    There are plenty of BBQ flavor in my area.  Consumme is soup broth flavored, not quite the same.  This summer they have Ume flavored.  Those ROCK!

  • dakineinLA
    2 corrections

    Dos Tacos should be Don Tacos. It’s pretty close.

    Also Doza Poteto should be Pizza Poteto. “pi” in katakana looks like hiragana “to”.

    So how was that “nankotsu aji”? Must be like yakitori, isn’t it?

  • Where can I get them?

    I’d really like to try consomme-flavored chips, but I can’t exactly afford to go to Japan to get them. Is there any place at all in the United States (esp. in California) that I could go to to buy them, or order online somewhere?

  • Oop, nevermind, I found some consomme-flavored potato chips in a grocery store in Japantown, San Francisco. Woot!

  • I Want To Taste These Chips!!!

    How can I purchase these???

  • Ritsuka
    Please tell me where I can buy these

    Do you know where I can buy these online?

  • SgtGrossoUSMC

    I came on here looking judt for these chips, i spent 2 years in japan and these chips are what i miss the most about japan. The pizza and the french onion are out of this world!!

  • confused

    sorry if this has already been answered but what exactly are consomme flavoured chips?

    i saw them in death note <3 😛

  • hello
    Awsome home work

    I needed info on poato chips in Japan for my speech and this was an awsome webliste

  • Cheryl

    Mmmmmm, Corn Potage chips. I miss those so much!

  • confuedalso

    I saw it in Death Note the movie and i was wondering too lol.

  • Hero

    does any one know of a store in florida where i can buy consomme flavored chips? if not, i guess i’ll have to save up to go to tokyo ^^;

  • lissette

    i would like to try consome flavored chips but were can i find them i live in the valley texas