by Mike Sula
Hapi brand Spicy Sriracha Peas actually come from Thailand and are in no way associated with rooster sauce. But it's difficult to see how much they have to do with the real thing either, since about the only thing they seem to have remotely in common is garlic powder. Plenty of dextrose and silicon dioxide, but no chiles, apparently. That's evident in the taste too: sugary and garlicky but little heat—nowhere near the brain-scraping power of their wasabi pea cousins. That's OK, though. You'll need to be manacled to stop eating them once you start. You'll find them, along with all the other fine Hapi snacks, at Mitsuwa.