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Exotic Asian Snacks Waiting to Be Savored

If you’re like me and you love trying new and unusual things you don’t see every day, then you are in for a treat. These Asian snacks are so delicious that you will end up being addicted to them. Every culture around the world has its own unique cuisine that sets it apart, and everyone loves to snack, so today, we are going to explore the world of unique Asian snacks.

You can buy these snacks online from Bokksu Market, Yami, Amazon, H-Mart, or your local Asian market.

25 Asian Snacks You Need to Try

1. Calbee Shrimp Chips

These hearty chips come from Japan and are baked, crunchy sticks with a shrimp flavor and slightly fishy smell. Their consistency is a bit more dense than regular chips, but super crunchy.

2. Kasugai Roasted Hot Peas

Another popular Asian snack also from Japan, these crunchy peas are coated with Wasabi to give them a spicy kick. If you are looking for something a little healthier but with a bit of heat…then look no further.

3. Cucumber Flavored Lays Potato Chips

While this snack may look familiar it is the flavor that might throw you a curve ball. These chips feature a unique cucumber flavor.

4. Turtle Chips

This Asian snack from Korea is a sweet corn chip that has a unique crispy, four-layer structure. The thin layers give the chips their super crunchy, flavor-packed texture.

5. Rainbow Mini Mochi

Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake with a chewy texture. This popular snack is a tasty combination of blueberry, mango, strawberry, and honeydew flavors.

6. Wang Wang Snow Cookies

This popular, puffy, rice-based snack is dusted with powdered sugar and goes great on its own or with some tea.

7. Pocky

This popular Asian snack is pretty widely known and was a childhood favorite of mine. They are little cracker sticks dipped in chocolate and come in yummy flavors such as Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, Banana, Matcha, and Almond Crush. It is great to put on Bingsu or ice cream.

8. White Rabbit Candy

Similar to Hi-Chew, this chewy, milky candy comes in two flavors: regular milk flavor and matcha. A unique feature of this Asian snack is that the paper wrapping is actually made of rice, which makes it edible.

9. Yan Yan

Very similar to Pocky, but with a twist. The cracker sticks are bare,, and the packaging comes in a container filled with cream that you dip the yummy sticks into.

10. Squid Jerky

A popular treat in Japan, this is an equivalent of beef jerky in the US. Saki ika, “torn squid,” is a popular snack paired with beer or sake.

11. Kacang Puteh

These roasted chickpeas are an old favorite in Malaysia and Thailand. They are very crunchy and are a good alternative to popcorn.

12. Meiji Hello Panda Cookies

Here is another Asian snack that is growing in popularity in the US. These bite-size, crunchy cookies are filled with chocolate cream and are illustrated with 32 super cute different pandas.

13. Choco-Pies

This snack is also becoming fairly popular in the US now. These pies consist of gooey marshmallows sandwiched between two cakes and smothered in chocolate.

14. Wheel Crackers

This savory, retro, corn-based Asian snack has been popular for generations. They are addictive and great for all occasions.

15. Dozo Corn cheese Flavor

Another yummy snack from Japan. These are corn and cheese-flavored rice crackers.

16. Mini Yakko Arare

Originally a soy sauce-flavored rice cracker snack from Japan, this Asian snack is also a local favorite in Hawaii.

17. Glico Collon Biscuit Roll

Hailing from Japan, these crispy biscuit tubes can be found filled with four delicious flavors. They can be found in Chocolate, Strawberry, Green tea and Cream flavors.

18. Choki Choki

This popular snack was originally from Thailand and was considered the “ultimate dessert” for kids. They are long tubes filled with sweet chocolate that is squeezed out.

19. Dried Squid Snack

These dried squid flakes can be eaten straight out of the bag or sprinkled on soup or anything else you desire, delivering a unique umami experience.

20. Daiichi mini Pan Chocolate

Typically found frozen, these are mini fluffy breads filled with a smooth chocolate filling and served hot. They are great paired with coffee and tea.

21. Botan Rice Candy

This popular Japanese treat is a soft, chewy, citrus-flavored candy. Similar to White Rabbit Candy, it has a rice paper wrapper that is edible and can be eaten.

22. Hi-Chew

Another popular chew candy from Japan was actually developed as an edible kind of chewing gum. Combining caramel with flavoring, they became super popular. They come in many flavors, such as watermelon, green apple, dragon fruit, kiwi, acai, raspberry, and many more.

23. Shredded Dried Pork

Sometimes known as pork floss in English, this snack is best described as a cotton-candy-like texture made from finely shredded pork seasoned with soy sauce and sugar. It can be used as a topping on food and also as a filling for treats like sticky rice rolls or egg rolls.

24. Mammee Noodle Snack

Another popular Asian snack from Malaysia, this snack seems similar to ramen noodles at first but with one key difference. These are designed to be eaten right out of the wrapper for a crunchy noodle snack.

25. Lemon Tablets

Originating in Malaysia, these are a top treat in the fruit-flavored category. They melt in your mouth with an intense citrusy lemon flavor.

Snack Hunter

A lot of these hugely popular snacks can be found in places where you already shop. Amazon, for instance, offers a large selection of tasty Asian snacks. Many regular supermarkets typically have an Asian or International section where you might be able to find some of these snacks as well. But your best bet might be to venture to your local Asian Grocery Store or supermarket and explore. But be warned…some of these snacks can be super addicting!

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