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Old 10-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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What are some packaged snack foods that you enjoy from Asia? Not including street-side snacks etc or un-packaged snacks.

Among my favourites:

Hello Panda: biscuits with panda pictures with soft chocolate, vanilla and strawberry fillings

Those cheap but addictive wafers. Especially like the coconut and pandan flavours. Also love letters or 'egg rolls.' Which are like biscuit straws sometimes with chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry flavour.etc.

Rabbit lollies: Chewy condensed milk flavoured candies

Those kopi coffee hard candies.

Indonesian layer cake, unusually flavoured oreos like green tea and ice cream oreos.

Dried mangoes: I probably still prefer fresh, and dried mangoes can be a bit sweet (too much sugar), but they are good.

Mochi: These days mostly made in Taiwan, but they're good, I like the fruit ones and the ones with taro, green tea, red bean etc.

Coconut covered peanuts: From Thailand, peanuts covered in a coconut/flour/condensed milk batter. Yummy!

Some of the unusually flavoured potato chips and shrimp crackers.

Not sure if it's a snack but I like spicy shin ramen and curry flavoured instant noodles from Asia.

Yukimi daifuku (mochi ice cream)...I commonly see the one made my Lotte made in Korea. Seen it at oriental and korean grocery store, like the bean and butterscotch flavour.

Green tea ice cream. Mango, Dragon-fruit.etc ice cream. Black sesame ice cream.

As for drinks I enjoy the milk teas, like green milk tea, 'original milk tea'. I also have a thing for kind of watery yoghurt drinks, just as 'Yogo-vera' from Korea. Also love Lychee juice and sometimes those crappy mango/peach drinks. Rice punch from Korea is also good.

Old 10-29-2012, 09:34 AM
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I like the grass jelly drinks in a can, also the canned coconut drinks with pulp from Thailand

Dry shredded squid

Hopia cakes

asian beef jerky or Bakkwa

shrimp flavor chips

dried flat banana snack [not chips, more like a banana jerky]

dried mangos

boiled peanuts in a bag [these must be eaten that day, not something that sits on the shelf]

Japanese crackers with seaweed wrapped around it

peanut candy [ kind of like a peanut brittle]

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:52 AM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Frozen barfi. Yummmmm!!!!
Old 11-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Pocky sticks. Both strawberry and Chocolate Almond flavored

Pineapple shortcake. Fresher the better. One of my friends actually made some pretty good homemade ones. Apparently the filling is just winter melon, malt sugar and whatever fruit you prefer.

Taro or green tea mochi

Dorayaki. Japanese pancakes with red bean fillings.

Korean rice cakes.

Cow ears biscuit

Haw Candy.

Coconut crackers in silver packaging. It's Indonesian, Thai or Vietnamese. I forget which.

Chinese fried peanut dumplings that they usually sell during New Year.

And regular dumplings (tang yuan) with peanut fillings.
Old 11-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Kaki no tane! Those are by far my most favorite.
Hi-Milk chocolate I like and UCC Milk Coffee!
Tuna Jerky and dried Squid.
Daifuku and Choco Monaco.
Old 11-12-2012, 10:43 PM
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When i was younger, the dried banana, beef jerky, preserved plums, and dried squid were great though i don't really eat it that much anymore.
Old 12-07-2012, 07:20 AM
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Love the milk tea!!!!!!! And also most of korean snacks!!!!! So tasty and so much variety.
Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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I am pretty down with Wan Wan (Want Want) Rice Crackers. I'm into senbei of all sorts actually. I love wasabi peas. I also got into packages of chili pickled chicken feet from China. Kind of ridiculous and ridiculously spicy, but awesome.
Old 12-07-2012, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tvdxer View Post
Frozen barfi. Yummmmm!!!!
I've never had barfi frozen before.
Old 12-11-2012, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
I've never had barfi frozen before.
You can buy it at most Indian grocery stores. It's rather expensive though. A package is $8.
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