Panda Face Cookies
One of the reasons Jenn is a fan of Hana Foods, the upscale bodega on Metropolitan Avenue, is that they sell Japanese Panda Face Cookies.
For $1.75 you get a box of a dozen or so cookies in the shape of panda faces. One side is a delicious chocolate, and the other side is a creamy wafer. I'm eating one now. I hereby declare the Panda Face Cookie to be the finest Japanese mini-cookie snack in New York City.
I know Panda Face cookies are popular in our area of Brooklyn because Hana Foods sells out of them frequently. Jenn buys two or three or sometimes four boxes at a time when they're in stock. They're delicious and very interesting.
Here's what the bag inside the box looks like.
And here's what an actual Panda Face Cookie looks like, front and back, with a quarter for scale. The drawing was done by Marty Flanagan, musician, artist, Renaissance Man.
The proper name for the cookies (from the English sticker label) is Chocolate Snack (Sakusaku Panda) "Kabaya."
Since there's no translation for the cartoon printed on the inside of the box, could somebody who speaks Japanese please translate it for me? I'm not sure what happens to the pandas after they get sick.
This cartoon is from the box we finished last night. Again, if anybody speaks Japanese, please tell me what the hell is going on with these pandas. I think one of them has trouble waking up in the morning. Now that's a panda I can relate to.