Beyond just the salted egg chips, hainanese chicken rice potato chip, Bengawan Solo’s pandan cake and Song Fa’s Bak Ku Teh as souvenirs, why not consider getting old school Singapore snacks to impress your friends? Find out what Singaporeans ate during their childhood and bring a piece of memory back with you as you take the snack along on your plane ride!
This is definitely one of the kid’s favorite due to its strong cheese taste, (despite being artificial). Kids love to put the rings on their fingers, and “boyfriends” would put the ring on their “girlfriend” as a form of commitment. The single would then just quietly retreat into a corner and much the ring on their finger happily.
Another favorite amongst kids, the Mamee Monster used to be a popular snacks that schools teachers would give to reward their students. Comes in different flavors, such as chicken, spicy and orginal, Mamee is similar to dried noodles, whereby kids would crush the noodles before pouring in the sachet of flavoring. We would then give it a hard shake before gobbling up the snack in no time.
Apollo Chocolate Wafer
Before young children were able to afford Cadbury chocolate, this chocolate wafer accompanied us through our childhood. This wafer was a popular snack amongst the children due to its crispiness. Even after eating the wafer, you would see kids licking the remaining chocolate coating off the wrapper.
Iced Gem Biscuits
The gem biscuits is arguable the biggest favorite amongst children. Sugar icing on top of a biscuit, almost every child would eat the “gem” off the biscuit for its sugar before deciding if they want to eat the biscuit. Hence, leaving many parents frustrated as these biscuits were often caught lying around “gem-less”. Nevertheless, this snack still remain as a favorite snack even after these children have grown up, which demonstrates how popular and well-received these gem biscuits are.
With these 4 unique snacks from Singapore, you can now surprise your friends with old school Singapore snacks as souvenirs for them to relish Singaporeans’ childhood! Here’s where you can get them:
1. Munch Munch
Address: Connexis No 1. Fusionopolis Way, Connexis #B1-23, Singapore 138633
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm
2. The Biscuit Shop Tanjong Pagar
The Biscuit Shop
Address: Blk 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-08/09 Singapore 081006
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 4pm (Sat), Closed on Sun
Are snacks not enough to satisfy you or your friend? Why now download Locomole’s app and get access to our must-food eat trail to find out what Singaporeans love to eat!