What type of crab are they? How are they cooked? Where do they come from? -- I have no fucking idea. My best guess is that they hail from Korea or Japan, and are baked and then freeze dried before being candied in a sweet sesame glaze.
They crunch like Cheetos and have a strong, briny taste reminiscent of the "shrimp flavor" packets used to flavor instant ramen. The sesame glaze is light, but sufficiently sweet enough to balance out this incredibly peculiar treat.
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