If you grow up living in Hong Kong, then you must be familiar with these iconic local snacks - so delicious!
Hong Kong is well-known for its amazingly indulgent street food, hot pot restaurants and Cantonese desserts. But what about Hong Kong snacks? The ones that locals grow up eating while pulling overnighters, or the ones we just can’t resist eating? We’ve rounded up the most iconic traditional childhood snacks that everyone knows and loves, go find them now at these local supermarkets.
Hong Kong snacks that everyone knows and loves
Four Seas biscuit sticks
Not only is this one of 90s kids favourites, it’s also our dads’ favourite. Four Seas biscuit sticks might look plain on the outside, but they’re the ultimate savoury munchies to satisfy your cravings. They also come in a tomato flavour, but we all know that the original flavour is the bomb!
One of the most signature Hong Kong snacks has to be Koala’s March (even though it’s originally from Japan). Filled with smooth chocolate on the inside, Koala’s March is undoubtedly local kids’ favourite kind of biscuit. Offering a range of core flavours like strawberry chocolate and double chocolate, you will also stumble upon quirky seasonal flavours like banana caramel every now and then.
Dried shredded cuttlefish
Every kid that studies at a local elementary school will rush to their tuckshops during breaktime for a pack of dried shredded cuttlefish. With a distinctive taste and smell, seafood lovers will most definitely find this dried cuttlefish one of the most iconic Hong Kong snacks; but if you’re not a fan of seafood, you should probably reconsider buying it.
Meiji Gummy Choco
Another winner from Japan! Meiji Gummy Choco comes in two flavours – muscat and strawberry – and both taste insanely delicious. It’s basically scrummy candies covered with chocolate on the outside, a perfect balance between soft chewy candies and milk chocolate.
Most known for its salty barbeque flavours and crunchiness, Mamee is one of most popular Hong Kong snacks among kids. These uncooked ramen noodles are considered the most sinful(ly delicious) comfort food – okay kids, stop binging!
These dried plums might not be kids’ favourite, but they’re definitely one of the must-haves for our grandparents. Sour and appetising, they’re said to be the perfect snack to savour in-between meals.
Fujiya milky candy
Some candies are just more indulgent than the others, for example, Fujiya milky candy. Manufactured by Fujiya, a nationwide Japanese confectionery store, not only are the candies super milky and scrumptious, kids (and adults) in Hong Kong also love collecting these adorable tins.
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