It’s no secret that Malaysians love food, and we schedule most of our plans to eat and/or drink. Even in between meals, or after dinner, there’s something else we like to do: snack. As such, it only made sense to come up with our own range of snacks to munch on and enjoy whole-heartedly! If you’re on the hunt for Malaysian snacks, welcome. You’ve come to the right place. Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling Malaysian Snacks!
1) Super Ring
Super Ring’s packaging is super iconic with its bright blue wrapping, and orange-coloured rings, which happens to be Super Ring itself. A cheese-flavoured snack, Super Ring has a crunchy yet airy texture, and not too salty and surfeiting. As you eat more of these rings, you’ll get more and more cheese powder stuck on your lips, perfect for licking off after you finish those rings for one last taste!
MyKuali White Curry Noodle caters to a wide range of tastebuds, perfect for those who want an introduction to curry noodles. If you find that the spice level of this white curry noodle is too mild for you, you can add your own chillis in to give it an extra kick! Other than that, you can also throw in extra ingredients like prawns and chicken slices, and garnish with coriander to have a taste of authentic Penang white curry noodles! Recently, this white curry noodle has even gone viral in Korea!
3) Mo Fa Kor
This is another iconic packaging that most locals will know, the black-and-white picture of a man on this small bottle. Mo Fa Kor has a rather firm texture, but it’s not crispy nor elastic. Seasoned generously with salt, Mo Fa Kor can be quite addictive once you start snacking on it!
Mimi is a prawn-flavoured snack, though it doesn’t have a super strong seafood flavour so its smell will not linger on your fingers for long hours. Crunchy and savoury, Mimi is bite-sized, making it perfect for snacking. Don’t try to eat it individually; it takes too long. Simply pour a generous amount onto your palm and down it!
Mamee Monster is basically like instant noodles which doesn’t require any sort of cooking whatsoever. It comes in a variety of flavours, and you can eat it as a whole (not recommended), or crush it in the packaging and snack on the bite-sized pieces (do this). You also rip open the seasoning to dump it in the packaging with the “noodles” to shake it all about for better flavouring.
6) Haw Flakes
Haw Flakes are disc-shaped snacks which are made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn. Drones and drones of people love this, and many times they have been incorporated into other recipes as well. Its sweet yet tart flavour is addictive, and it leaves a tangy aftertaste in the mouth.
7) Choki Choki
Have you ever had chocolate that comes in a tube? That’s what Choki Choki is! Full to the brim within its plastic tube, Choki Choki is usually enjoyed with many squeezing it out from one end, kind of like liquid Nutella! It can also be quite rich and thick, perfect for chocolate lovers!
These rice crackers are crunchy and airy, though slightly tougher than Super Ring (see no. 1), and it’s slightly crumbly as well. It’s also layered with a fine, fine coat of salt on the surface, but the inside of it is plain, so both flavours complement each other well. This is a really popular snack in many locations!
Even if people might not know its name, they can definitely recognise it by its iconic red-and-white packaging featuring a baby. Crunchy but not airy, this snack feels denser, and its flavour is savoury but not too salty. As it’s bite-sized and super convenient to snack on, Popo Muruku Ikan is super addictive, and it doesn’t have a strong seafood smell as well despite being fish-flavoured (“ikan” is fish in Malay).
Technically, Old Town White Coffee isn’t a snack, but a beverage. But it makes the list anyway thanks to its aroma! They also come in a variety of flavours, such as classic, hazelnut, mocha, milk tea, cane sugar and extra rich just to name a few. For those who like a regular 3-in-1 coffee without any fuss or add-ons, Old Town White Coffee checks every box!
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