Five asian snacks you should tryPosted by Stephanie Co & Todd Smith on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
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Snacking is a distant cousin to eating finely prepared meals and although it is seldom healthy, it is a characteristic of being a foodie that cannot be ignored and it’s something we love to do. When we snack we’re picky and just because there are hundreds of great options available at any local convenience store, we guarantee you that North American snacks have nothing on the ones you’ll find in Asia.
Here are a few you should try:
Jao Kae Noi seaweed chips – Available in a variety of flavours such as: tom yum goong, seafood, spicy, and (Todd’s personal favorite) wasabi. You will quickly find yourself at the bottom of an empty bag of these; although, the texture may throw you off if you’re not used to eating seaweed.
Oyster Mushroom Chips, a healthy alternative to regular chips with an almost nutty flavour and a dry, floury texture (they’re a little weird at first, but don’t let that distract you).
Soft shell crab chips – While high in saturated fats, they taste remarkably similar to fresh soft shell crab.
Takoyaki Ball chips – If you’ve ever had fresh Takoyaki balls, these might throw you off a bit. These are like a seasoned, squid-flavoured, corn pop substitute for the real thing… but they melt in your mouth.
Nori Maki Arare – These seaweed wrapped rice crackers are a nice light snack; they’re not as risque as some of the others in this list, but be warned, they disappear quickly.
Do you have any favorite asian/asian inspired snacks? Let us know… we’re always looking for new ones (and yes, we know about pocky).
** Some of these snacks can be found at your local T&T supermarket, but for best results try Smart-n-Save in Landsdowne mall (Richmond, Canada), or Yaohan (Also Richmond, Canada)