10 addictive Thai snacks to buy in Bangkok

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10 addictive Thai snacks to buy in Bangkok
10 addictive Thai snacks to buy in Bangkok
24 Aug 2018

10 addictive Thai snacks to buy in Bangkok

We all know how much Singaporeans love to shop and eat in Bangkok. When it comes to fashion and food, there’s just so much to try, buy and munch on, no matter if you’re shopping in a glitzy mall like Siam Paragon, or markets like Chatuchak and Rod Fai. The point is, no traveller concludes a holiday in Bangkok with an empty suitcase or stomach. #TrueStory

Speaking of food, frequent travellers to Bangkok will be familiar with edible souvenirs like tom yum goong pastes, dried mangoes, and rice crackers topped with pork floss and nuts. For those looking to try something a little different, however, the snacks we are about to share are aroi mak mak. Plus: They can usually be purchased at most supermarkets and snack stores. Caution: Stay away from this list if you’re watching your waistline.

Kaii Fried Chicken Skin
Kaii Fried Chicken Skin
24 Aug 2018

Kaii Fried Chicken Skin

Yes, the crunchy snack is as sinful as it sounds. Fragrant and crisp, it’s akin to indulging in deep-fried chicken wings sans meat and bones -- except you get a whole bag of it. Down it with an ice-cold beer for the ultimate experience.

Price: 35 baht (approx. S$1.45)

JP Porkhouse Crispy Pork
JP Porkhouse Crispy Pork
24 Aug 2018

JP Porkhouse Crispy Pork

Here’s another crowd favourite, and while it doesn’t count as diet fare, we like that it isn’t oily. In terms of appearance, the crispy pork strips bring to mind fried crab sticks. However, it tastes more like crispy bacon. Comes in Original, Tom Yum and Curry.

Price: 59 baht (approx. S$2.45)

The Garden Tea Lemongrass Pandan
The Garden Tea Lemongrass Pandan
24 Aug 2018

The Garden Tea Lemongrass Pandan

Recreate the soothing post-spa experience at home with your own warm mug of lemongrass pandan tea that’s made from completely organic ingredients. Yep, this light herbal concoction is commonly served in Bangkok’s massage parlours and spas, and is super easy to prep.

Price: 160 baht (approx. S$6.60)

Glico Pocky Mango
Glico Pocky Mango
24 Aug 2018

Glico Pocky Mango

While you’re probably no stranger to Pocky’s ubiquitous chocolate-coated biscuits, the Mango version isn’t really available anywhere else save for Thailand. And with ten packs going for 100 baht (approx. S$4), it’s good enough reason to stock up.

Price: 100 baht (approx. S$4.10)

Tao Kae Noi Milk Tablet
Tao Kae Noi Milk Tablet
24 Aug 2018

Tao Kae Noi Milk Tablet

There’s just something nostalgic about these milk-flavoured sweets from Tao Kae Noi. Made from real milk powder, we’d like to think of them as Thailand’s answer to China’s iconic White Rabbit candy we used to eat as kids.

Price: 112 baht (approx. S$4.60)

ChaTraMue Thai Tea 3 in 1
ChaTraMue Thai Tea 3 in 1
24 Aug 2018

ChaTraMue Thai Tea 3 in 1

Can’t get enough of Thai milk tea? Then do yourself a favour and grab as many packs as you can of ChaTraMue’s signature instant tea mix. Aromatic and comforting, it’s an authentic-tasting beverage that’ll transport you back to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok in one sip. All you need is hot water and vigorous stirring -- add ice cubes to enjoy it chilled.

Price: 160 baht for 20 sachets (approx. S$6.60)

Mama Thai Instant Noodles Minced Pork
Mama Thai Instant Noodles Minced Pork
24 Aug 2018

Mama Thai Instant Noodles Minced Pork

If you’ve had your fill of tom yum goong and green curry, or have a low threshold for fiery foods, the minced pork flavour is a good bet. It’s only slightly spicy, which adds a nice kick, and boasts a flavourful broth that goes well with Mama’s signature noodles. Buy it in bulk for a better deal.

Price: 8 baht for a single pack (approx. S$0.35)

Hesco Coco Jazz Crunchy Coconut Chips
Hesco Coco Jazz Crunchy Coconut Chips
24 Aug 2018

Hesco Coco Jazz Crunchy Coconut Chips

Sliced into strips from real coconuts, this tasty and vegan-friendly snack is baked and then roasted for a satisfying crunch. Health-conscious folks will also be happy to note that these chips do not contain preservatives and cholesterol. They are gluten and dairy-free as well.

Price: 35 baht (approx. S$1.45)

Funsnax Fun Squid
Funsnax Fun Squid
24 Aug 2018

Funsnax Fun Squid

One probably can’t escape the clutches of a Thai supermarket without leaving with at least one seafood-based tidbit, so why not pick something fun, spicy and savoury all at once? Have plenty of water on hand though, because it won’t be fun for your throat once you’re done with snacking.

Price: 85 baht for a pack of 6 (approx. S$3.50)

 

Tao Kae Noi iPlus Seaweed Durian Flavour
Tao Kae Noi iPlus Seaweed Durian Flavour
24 Aug 2018

Tao Kae Noi iPlus Seaweed Durian Flavour

Can seaweed, nuts and durian go well together? Surprisingly, yes, but we’ll admit it’s an acquired taste. If durian is your nemesis, however, there’s still no harm in getting your usual picks -- Tao Kae Noi’s tidbits are generally cheaper in Bangkok anyway. 

Price: 160 baht (approx. S$6.60)

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