The packaging from a new snack we tried at CNY 2010

It was a sort of wasabi-corn amalgam that had the perfect sweet-salty balance + crunch + more-ishness. My sister had bought it for the packaging (and how could you not?), so we’d opened it with a fair measure of dubiousness.

The whole packet was finished by the end of the evening.

Other snacks that were polished off happily:
  • pandan egg-rolls
  • fish-print biscuits
  • peanut brittle
While researching this entry (a long time ago, it seems now!), I’ve stumbled across a couple of excellent snack food blogs, which are only the tip of the snack-food-blogging iceberg if their respective blogrolls are any indication.

For your delectation, I bring you possibly the two most obsessive and stomach-rumbling-inducing:


On a slightly related note – only slightly – I’d also decided that there are some foods that didn’t take to being photographed at all. These included loh bak (Malaysian spiced pork rolls; one of my mother’s specialties) and kuih kodok (Malaysian banana fritters).

That is, until I saw this kuih kodok post on Rasa Malaysia; they make them look fab. In fact, Rasa Malaysia is a great source of food porn. My photos of loh bak and kuih kodok? The most generous thing one could say about them is that they’re a study in textures.

I’ll include them here as a lesson in how NOT to photograph food:

Under kitchen lights at night time, necessitating steady hands for flashless pic…hmmm.

Under kitchen lights at night time, necessitating the use of a flash. Hmmm. There’s a common problem here. You’d think I’d learn, ya?


7 thoughts on “>Snackilicious

  1. Food Floozy 10/04/2010 / 4:11 am

    >I'm in love with the Japanese snack site… OMG OMG!

  2. tseen 10/04/2010 / 10:44 am

    >FF – It's a good one, huh? I'm tempted to make a list (!) and track down packs of these at various sites around Melb. I think the place in Melb Central would have quite a few.

  3. msihua 11/04/2010 / 11:20 am

    >Hello there. I've just discovered your blog! Interesting read =)

  4. tseen 11/04/2010 / 10:57 pm

    >Hiya msihua – Thanks for dropping by! My blog jumps all over the place, so no consistent identity there. Bit like me at times. 😉

  5. msihua 13/04/2010 / 10:06 am

    >Bit like mine at the moment… drop by sometime =)

  6. Libby 27/05/2010 / 12:19 pm

    >A friend of mine brought home a packet of those cute-looking snacks – the little pictures sucked her in – but she said that it wasn't worth buying at all. Damn.

  7. tseen 31/05/2010 / 3:37 am

    >@Libby – Yeah, the snacks within the pretty packaging don't really shine. Edible, and even kind of more-ish, but not stuff I'd rush out to get. 🙂

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