New York's Aji Ichiban is located in Chinatown on 37 Mott Street, not far from Serious Eats World Headquarters.
Behind their tasteful presentation, you'll find the walls and floor are well-stocked with tasty snacks.
Kiwi, rose, guava, pineapple, and more. In all the colors of the rainbow.
Regular and Hot.
Beef Jerky (Fruit Flavor)
The fruit juice adds a surprisingly pleasant sweetness.
Like sweet, marinated roast pork, but dried. Why this isn't more readily available stateside is beyond me.
Dried plum, flavored with coffee. The bold bitterness and fruity sweetness also work remarkably well together.
Hokkaido Roast Squid
Hokkaido Roast Squid
Squid by the sheet!
Japanese Yaki Squid
Garlic Green Peas
Tao Kae Noi Crispy Seaweed
Tao Kae Noi Hot & Spicy Seaweed
Note the mascot's steaming ears.
Pre-packaged nuts, fruits, and seaweed
It looks like chocolate, but it's actually made from a Chinese fruit.
Also available in wafer form.
Aji Ichiban also has a selection of gummy candy. Less exotic, but still delicious.
Gummy Sour Worms
Blueberry, Watermelon, and Rainbow.
Sour Gummy Peaches
Ring and heart shapes.
What Asian candy tour would be complete without Pocky?
...and more Pocky...
Green Tea Pocky
...and more Pocky?
Red Bean Milk and Flower Candies
Mint, Loquat, and Red Ginseng candies
Oatmeal Milk Candy
I was expecting a gummy, but this yogurt-flavored confection turned out to be a hard candy, and it tasted just like a vanilla Tootsie Roll. Note the Yakult-style bottle on the wrapper.
Tea, Milk, Chinese Valentine's, and Guava candies
Espresso and Latte candies
Both of these hard candies have creamy centers.
More coffee candy
Who put lychee in my coffee?
Milky and covered in a thin layer of rice paper, White Rabbits are as quintessentially Chinese as Tootsie Rolls are American.
Ramune and fruit candies
Ramune Flavor Gummy Candy
Yes, that's Ramune, as in the soda with the marble. The gummy is surprisingly dense, but it has the same lemon-lime-bubblegum flavor as the drink.
Aji Ichiban's small but proud British section.
Nobel Super Lemon
Sour candy à la Roy Lichtenstein
Cadina taro and sweet potato chips
Happy is yummy taro and sweet potato chips!
Chicken Noodle Soup: Black Pepper flavor
Follow the happy chick.
Red Bean Burgers
Individually wrapped, these burger candies are, if nothing else, adorable. The buns are are mini-pancakes, and the patties are made with red bean. They're quite sweet, but if you like red bean, they'll definitely satisfy.