If you want to snack, get the Best Snacks in Singapore!
- Best Chinese New Year Snacks
- Best Racial Harmony Day Snacks
- Best Hari Raya Snacks
- Best Children’s Day Snacks
- Best Deepavali Snacks
- Best Christmas Day Snacks
- Best Snacks To Countdown To New Year’s Day
- In A Nutshell
Due to our rich multicultural heritage, Singapore is blessed with many religious celebrations and holidays!
While we chat away with our loved ones and enjoying ourselves, we might fail to notice all the delicious snacks around us!
I’ve rounded up these delicious small bites that Singaporeans commonly snack on during the festive seasons.
Best Chinese New Year Snacks
#1. Mini Sambal Prawn Roll
Best Taste Official Store | S$17.90
Mini Sambal Prawn Roll (or Shrimp Roll) is one of the most popular Chinese New Year snacks. Commonly made with the Sambal Udang Kering recipe, every bite is crispy, spicy and a pungent taste of slight sweetness.
#2. Seaweed Nuts
Best Taste Official Store | S$12.90
Seaweed Nuts are a common snack found in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and more. These nuts are well known for being incredibly crunchy and addictive. It’s definitely a test on your will power to stop eating!
#3. Sambal Chili Tapioca Chip
Best Taste Official Store | S$11.90
Generously glazed with honey and sambal sauce, these thinly sliced tapioca chips have all the taste of spicy, sweet, tangy, and a hint of garlic. It is usually stir-fried with sambal anchovies and nuts to give it that extra crunch.
Best Racial Harmony Day Snacks
#4. Colourful Gem Biscuits
CookiesTalk | S$10.00
Iced gem biscuits (also known as ‘Star Biscuits’) are small little biscuits topped with pink, yellow, white or green royal icing. These little biscuits have been a hit with children and even adults for several generations in Singapore.
#5. Mi Mi Prawn Snacks
Ship from MY | S$13.00
Mimi Prawn Snack is a flavored snack that has been sold all over Singapore and Malaysia for the past 40 years. This savory and crispy snack is shaped like little sticks. One packet is probably not enough to satisfy your taste bud.
#6. White Rabbit Candy
ATA GLOBAL SHOP | S$36.00
Most Singaporeans and Malaysians grew up eating the White Rabbit milk-flavored candy. Carefully peel open the White Rabbit candy wrapper and pop the chewy goodness into your mouth. The transparent rice paper is edible and what makes the candy so interesting.
Best Hari Raya Snacks
#7. Homemade Pineapple Tarts
Mr Bazaar Pte Ltd | S$45.00
Pineapple tarts (also known as nanas tarts) are small, bite-size pastries filled or topped with pineapple jam. This delightful pastry is originated from Indonesia and the recipe is refined by the Peranakans. One bite of the pineapple tarts will instantly melt in your mouth. Yum!
#8. Keropok Lekor
Jackie’s Fish Cracker (Malaysia Keropok) | S$15.00
Originated from the state of Terengganu in Malaysia, the Keropok Lekor is a traditional fish cracker. This snack is made from fish, sago flour, salt, and sugar but it can be made into 2 forms – chewy or crispy. Once you try it, there’s no turning back!
#9. Rempeyek / Peyek
PINTU | S$12.00
“Rempeyek” or “Peyek” is what the Malaysian and Javanese would call this peanut cracker. Made with flour (usually rice flour) and coated with crispy flour batter, this traditional Javanese cracker is commonly found in many Malay festive celebrations.
Best Children's Day Snacks
#10. MILO® Biscuit Sandwich
Qoolife Mall | S$16.50
With Milo’s signature striking green packaging, this malty snack comes in a pack of 12 individual packets. Each cookie is made entirely with the Milo powder – from its sandwich buns to it’s cream fillings! You can choose with and without the milk fillings but nonetheless, both flavor tastes equally awesome!
#11. Limited Edition Oreo
The Stylography | S$30.00
Nowadays, it’s an all-out battle for getting respect (and attention) from your students. As a teacher, it’s no better way to stand out by giving away limited-edition cookies. With flavors ranging from ‘Red Velvet’, ‘Mint’, ‘Golden Birthday Cake’, ‘Hot Cocoa’, even ‘Mystery Flavour’, you might just win some love from your students!
#12. Glico Pocky Biscuit Sticks
Mr Bazaar Pte Ltd | S$21.90
Glico Pocky Biscuit Sticks is coated with royal frosting chocolate, strawberries, banana, and more! This iconic snack of Glico’s has a compact packaging so that you can bring it anywhere easily. And what’s more, it is also a great snack for sharing with your friends, family and loved ones.
Best Deepavali Snacks
#13. Muruku Kueh Tiao
Tan Tian Peng Trading | S$12.00
Murukku Kueh Tiao (or Muruku Ribbon) is a savory, crunchy snack. Its uneven texture is what gives the snack that extra crunch when you eat it. This unique Indian snack comes in many shapes and the ‘Kueh Tiao’ shape is just one of it.
#14. Mullu Muruku
Named after a flower ‘Magizhampoo’ (but mostly known as “Mullu Murukku”), this festive snack is commonly served during Diwali. Made with fragrant coconut milk, this crispy Mullu Murukku will give you a taste of great twist with its unique flavor!
#15. Muruku with Peas and Nuts
If you love crunchy snacks, the Muruku with Peas and Nuts is possibly the crunchiest snacks for you to enjoy. The first bite will take the overall snack-munching-experience to the next level. Try it for yourself. It’s perfect with hot teas too!
Best Christmas Day Snacks
#16. Organic Apple and Cinnamon Granola
Choco Express | S$11.90
Nothing beats the smell of fresh apple and cinnamon on Christmas morning! Fine… Yes… there’s no such thing as a Christmas morning in Singapore. But why not kick start your day with a handful of healthy snacks? The apple and cinnamon add an extra texture and unique flavors to the classic whole grain oats granola.
#17. Ferrero Rocher
S.mart | S$31.90
Ferrero Rocher took the world by storm with its refined packaging and ground-breaking advertising campaigns since 1982. When was the last time you ate a Rocher? Can you still recall that creamy chocolate filling, crunchy wafer and the delicious hazelnut in the center? Better grab one now!
#18. Nutella B-Ready
The Stylography | S$20.00
Do you love Nutella? Of course you do. If you are a regular in snacking on Nutella out of the jar with a spoon, you can now also snack on Nutella B-Ready! Make your Christmas extra blissful with this nutty snack. The Nutella B-Ready is this crisp bready shell filled with hazelnut chocolate goodness! You can even use it as a stirrer for your hot chocolate drink!
Best Snacks to Countdown to New Year's Day
#19. Salted Egg Potato Chips / Fish Skins / Cassava
Crusty’s | S$13.50
Countdown to New Year’s Day with chips that are coated with a thick layer of delicious salted egg yolk! In Singapore, there are tons of different brands you can buy from.
For example, Irvin’s Salted Egg, Golden Duck, Fragrance, Crusty’s and more! These companies produces super addictive salted egg yolk flavored snacks.
Try Crusty’s! There’s actually featured in the Michelin Food Guide!
If you don’t like fish skins (which you are missing out a lot cause it’s awesome!), you can also opt for the classic potato chips or the unique cassava chips.
#20. Eureka Popcorn
shashalove | S$12.00
Eureka Popcorn was inspired by human’s habit and love for snacking. This extraordinary snack takes consumer’s health into consideration by using non-GMO popcorn maize and natural fine ingredient. No wonder it’s everyone’s favorite snack for the new year.
#21. Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey Original BBQ Potato Chips
Amoy canning | S$11.00
Looking for a unique snacking experience, try Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey Original BBQ Potato Chips and you’ll know why! The barbecue flavor may seem overpowering at first but the whiskey tang balances the overall taste perfectly.
In A Nutshell
No matter if you love snacking or not, I hope that the above list has helped you to understand a little bit more about Singapore’s snacking culture. What’s your favorite snacks? Let us know your recommendations in the comments section below.