Food and culture are often intertwined. Bokksu has brought Japanese snacks and teas into home and now it shares the stories behind that food.
The journey of how food comes to the table is as flavorful as the taste. Bokksu has brought Japanese artisan snacks and teas into people’s homes. From discovering a new flavor to falling in love with an old favorite, these boxes of food are more than just a treat. It is a door into another culture.
Since the story behind the food is just as important as the food itself, Bokksu has found a way to share the stories of the artisans who bring that food into people’s homes. The five-part documentary series, Snack Bites: Stories of Craft, Culture & Cravings in Japan, gives a glimpse into the culture behind the Japanese food that it curates through its service.
Bokksu is more than just bringing unique Japanese food to homes. The company wants to share the stories and culture behind that food. In a way, that cultural connection makes the food even more special. There is passion and craft folded into every bite.
Snack Bites: Stories of Craft, Culture & Cravings in Japan is hosted by Danny Taing, founder and CEO of Bokksu. Taing believes that the company’s success stems from “telling stories through the joy of food and drink.” The story behind that food is just as important as the food itself.
This five-documentary unlocks “a new passion for the work of these makers and showcase the pleasure they get from their craft.” Whether it is a father passing down the business to his sons or revealing the technique behind a particular recipe, the details in this series are astounding.
In some ways, this series is similar to other shows like Chef’s Table. Food creates a connection. From culture to history to family, each food tells a story. A taste brings back a memory. A bite reveals more than just flavors. Sometimes that story creates a craving that can only be satisfied through experiencing the food.
Bokksu is a delivers a box of Japanese snacks, candies and teas. Containing between 20-25 or 10-14 items, each box has theme. Each product highlights a family-run business and shares their traditions. The culture guide magazine gives background on each product.
As people look to make connections within their home, this type of food delivery service offers a glimpse into another culture. Enjoying a box as a family can help to discover a new food or spark a discussion. In a way, that box offers a flavor journey without ever leaving the house.
If you are looking to learn the story behind some iconic Japanese foods, take a few moments to watch Bokksu’s Snack Bites: Stories of Craft, Culture & Cravings in Japan. Even though the culture might be different, it is a lovely reminder that food and culture are always intertwined.
Do you have a favorite Japanese snack? Are you flavor adventurous?