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Meals Picks: Puffed rice snacks, orange tarts, yam and radish muffins

Meals Picks: Puffed rice snacks, orange tarts, yam and radish muffins

High native snacks

Up your snack recreation this yr with the newest crop of prime made-in-Singapore tidbits to chomp on.

Six of the ten finalists ultimately month’s Asia’s Nice Snack Problem 2021 – organised by Enterprise Singapore – are retailing on-line at RedMart in addition to at Meals People @ Lau Pa Sat.

My favorite – which received the competitors’s Open Class – is named Wok Puffs ($7.80 for a field of eight).

I can see why it received – the popped whole-grain brown rice with garlic crisps and ikan bilis seasoning is a particularly addictive savoury snack.

The opposite standout is truffle-flavoured mandu chips ($5.80 a pack), a meat-free twist to the standard Korean dumpling.

Iwas sceptical about the usage of truffle oil, nevertheless it works nicely to fragrance the salty and candy bite-size snack. It’s like consuming crunchy truffle chips, with the puffed rice contained in the dumpling giving it additional texture.

One other finalist, which retails by itself platform, is the cheekily named Eat My LJ ($14.90 a pack). LJ refers to lajiao (Chinese language for chilli).

Kashmiri chillis are deep-fried and seasoned with a mix of peanuts, salt, sugar and different condiments.

Chilli lovers like me will relish the sluggish, nice burn which lingers in the back of the throat. It’s pretty oily, however not overwhelmingly spicy.

The attention-catching packaging suggests consuming it with noodle or rice dishes. Worry not, simply eat it as is.

The place: Meals People @ Lau Pa Sat, 18 Raffles Quay
MRT: Telok Ayer
When: Until Feb 1

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