We’re through with boring old crisps and totally down with crazy, unique potato chips. Here’s what we’ve been stashing in our snack cupboard!
All you couch potatoes, please sit up! Snacking all day long is what we’re good at. With all our amazing local dishes, there’s just no questioning our love for food. Our snack of the moment? Quirky potato chips. From salted egg to tongue-numbing mala, here’s what we’ve been snacking on while we binge-watch our favourite shows. Detox begins in 3, 2, 1…
Aroma Truffle Black Summer Truffle Chips Original
We have a love-hate relationship with this one. Love ‘cos we can’t stop at just one chip; hate ‘cos we can’t stop at just one chip. Open with caution as the aroma of black truffle (it apparently boasts the world’s strongest) will awaken your snacking senses. We really don’t want to get emotional over a bag of chips, but this is truly a cut above the rest.
Aroma Truffle, available at Jewel Changi Airport, Plaza Singapura, Bugis Plus, Lazada and Shopee
The Golden Duck Gourmet Salted Egg Yolk Potato Ridges
Remember the salted egg yolk craze? These potato crisps from Golden Duck emerged as one of the winners during then. The potato ridges are full-on flavour, but the overpowering seasoning creates a sweet aftertaste. Proceed with caution if you prefer savoury over sweet.
The Golden Duck, available online
Calbee Kanagawa Shumai (Traditional Chinese Dumplings Siumai) Potato Chips
Calbee’s Hot & Spicy chips are one of our go-tos but did you know the brand is spilling with interesting flavours? It has chips inspired by ramen, hot pot, meat and veggie skewers, but this one takes the crisp for its full-flavoured meatiness and hints of barbecue. Three words: Add to cart.
Calbee, available at NTUC Fairprice, Shopee and Sheng Siong
Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips
Ah, the brand that catapulted the salted egg flavour to fame. Irvins’ salted egg fish skin and potato chips are so popular, the booths are still greeted with snaking queues. Jam-packed with real salted egg, curry leaves and red chilli peppers, this snack is dangerously addictive. Irvins has also moved on to other flavours like ‘Hot Boom’ (a garlicky spicy version of salted egg) and fish head curry, but we still have a soft spot for the OG.
Irvins, multiple locations including Orchard Gateway, Takashimaya, VivoCity, 7-Eleven and Cold Storage
Mala Mala Potato Wedges
Give your snack game a piquant kick with local brand Mala Mala’s numbingly spicy potato wedges. Can’t take spice? Don’t worry, there are three levels to choose from – mild spicy, super spicy and crazy spicy. Each chunky hand-cut wedge is coated with the winning mala spice blend. It’s going to take a lot of willpower not to finish the whole packet in one sitting.
Mala Mala, multiple locations including Paragon, Jewel, Vivocity and Plaza Singapura
Wokwok #CerealslyGood Cereal Prawn Potato Chips
Created at the back of a hawker centre in Yishun, these munchies blend the best of local flavours and your fave snack. Cereal prawns, meet potato chips. Think spicy-sweet, aromatic flavours of golden cereal flakes, curry leaves and chilli padi paired with salty chips. It’s crunch city, folks!
Wokwok, order online
Torres Sparkling Wine Potato Chips
Spanish chip experts Torres have been rolling out pretty intriguing (and delicious) flavours like Iberian ham, black truffle and caviar. But there’s one that sparkles more than the rest. While the alcohol content is 0%, these potato chips truly taste like fizzy wine and bubbles!
Torres, available at RedMart, Cold Storage and NTUC FairPrice
Nissin Cup Noodle Tom Yam Potato Chips
Tom yum is internationally beloved, so it only makes sense to transplant it to another all-time favourite: Potato chips. We love the spiciness and saltiness of these chips, but our only gripe is how full of air that big is. No need to be stingy, we say, as we wolf down a bag in less than 10 minutes.
Nissin, available at Lazada, Shopee and NTUC Fairprice
Ooh Lala Mala Potato Chips
Word of caution! If you’re new to the world of Szechuan food, you might want to proceed gingerly. What gives this cuisine its distinct taste is the mix of dried chilli and peppercorn, which also numbs the entire mouth – but in a good way. Hot tip: Go slow when snacking on this, or stomachaches might ensue (trust us on this one).
Ooh Lala, available at Cold Storage, Giant, Redmart and Lazada
HaiTai Honey Butter Chip
After a whole list of savoury-salty snacks, here’s one that is comforting and slightly sweeter. We foresee butter and honey to be the next food trend flavour, so let’s get acquainted, shall we?
HaiTai, available at Lazada
Asian-flavoured Potato Chips at F.East
Singapore laksa, Hainanese chicken rice, beef rendang, and egg prata with fish curry – these local favourites are immortalised forever in the form of potato chips. It might take a while for you to get used to the flavours, but they grow on you somehow. We suggest you stock up on this when the guests come (it makes a good conversation starter). Or, you know, just keep them for your own secret stash.
F.East, available at selected outlets at 7-Eleven, NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage and Giant
Guinness Rich Chili Hand Cooked Potato Chips
These hand cooked thick-cut potato chips mix the strong, malty flavours of Guinness with hints of chilli to bring you the perfect bar snack. No prizes for guessing our drink of choice.
Guinness, available at Cold Storage, Lazada and Amazon
Chitato Indomie Mie Goreng Chips
Indonesia’s iconic Indomie in the form of potato chips? Pass us a bag or two. These crinkle cut chips are flavoured just like your favourite instant noodle dish. It’s almost as though a sachet of mie goreng seasoning is poured into the bag. Yum! Enjoy a mix of spicy, salty and sweet flavour profiles with every bite. Tip: Crush some chips on top of your Indomie dish for double the flavour.
Chitato, available at NTUC Fairprice, Sheng Siong and Shopee
All this talk about potato chips has us reaching out for a packet. BRB as we restock our snack cupboard…