海边走走 (HiWalk) is arguably the most famous Taiwan souvenir snack that’s loved by many, including the locals – here’s how you can order it to Singapore!
In addition to pineapple tarts, one of the most coveted snacks that almost everyone would buy when holidaying in Taiwan is 海边走走 (HiWalk). These iconic egg rolls are adored by the media and local bloggers, and my tour guide once told me that they’re frequently sold out, while we were passing one of the 海边走走 (HiWalk) retail stores in Taipei last year.
Still, I was lucky to get my hands on a few boxes before we came back to Singapore, and I’ve been craving for it ever since. Can you imagine my excitement when I found out that they actually have an official website and they also ship to Singapore?! Don’t ask me why I didn’t Google for it earlier.
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#3: 奮起福 (Fenchifu): Award-Winning Rice Crackers
#4: 海边走走 (HiWalk): Iconic Taiwan Egg Rolls
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#6: 阿聪师 (O-Nong): Award-Winning Taro Pastry
If this is your first time coming across this Taiwanese icon, you’re about to be a convert. Get ready to hear all about these delicious egg rolls and how you can order them to your doorstep below!
Why Do I Love 海边走走 (HiWalk)?
海边走走 (HiWalk) was founded by You Sheng Kai, who left a high-paying job at Microsoft to pursue making handmade egg rolls. He noticed a gap in the Taiwanese market for handmade snacks, and decided to take a leap of faith and bridge that gap by starting 海边走走 (HiWalk).
You may think that a brand this big will rely on machines for mass production, but sike they’re still made by hand! This could be the possible explanation that the egg rolls are often sold out as mentioned by my tour guide.
While conventional egg rolls are hollow with only a little bit of stuffing rolled between each layer, 海边走走 (HiWalk) egg rolls are chockfull of ingredients like peanut butter and even pork floss. They’re also awarded by Monde Selection and International Taste Institute for their outstanding quality.
海边走走 (HiWalk) is a brand built on breaking the mould, deviating from the norm, and producing something utterly delicious in the process. What’s not to love about that?
How Do I Get 海边走走 (HiWalk) To Singapore?
Like I said, you don’t have to be in Taiwan to get your hands on these delicious snacks. While some famous Taiwan brands like 小日子 (One Day) and 奮起福 (Fenchifu) require you to use a Taiwan freight forwarder, 海边走走 (HiWalk) actually has direct shipping to Singapore for only RM20/~S$6.50.
Pro tip: If you don’t want to pay for shipping, you can simply spend RM199/~S$64.50 to qualify for free shipping. 😎
I’m actually very surprised that the minimum spend for free shipping is so low, and I can hit it easily with just a few boxes of egg rolls. You may also have noticed that the prices are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), because the website for Singapore and Malaysia customers are lumped into one. No complaints from me, because I’m happy to pay in MYR and it’s easy with my YouTrip card.
海边走走 (HiWalk) Popular Products
1. Peanut Egg Rolls
The 海边走走 (HiWalk) Peanut Egg Rolls (RM79/~S$25.60) are a crowd favourite. Filled with peanut butter delicious enough to rival brands you can buy by the jar, it balances well between sweet and salty. You can even freeze these delicious snacks to enjoy a frozen egg roll treat!
2. Original Egg Rolls
These 海边走走 (HiWalk) Original Egg Rolls (RM62/~S$20.10) are made with premium New Zealand Anchor butter, and allows you to enjoy the fragrant egg treats without getting distracted by filling or flavours. Apart, of course, from their high quality eggs lovingly combined in this yummy snack.
3. Pork Floss Egg Rolls
The 海边走走 (HiWalk) Pork Floss Egg Roll (RM79/~S$25.60) are stuffed to bursting with savoury, aromatic pork floss. While I haven’t tried it due to my dietary restrictions, I think the many glowing reviews on Youtube, and that I’ve heard in person, speaks for itself.
4. Tieguanyin Egg Rolls
海边走走 (HiWalk) Tieguanyin Egg Rolls (RM53/~S$17.20) are tea-flavoured egg rolls. Yes, you heard that right. Tieguanyin is a semi-fermented type of oolong tea and it’s one of the most famous Chinese teas around. The nutty and floral notes go so well with the eggy flavour that it becomes a different, but still familiar, fragrant treat.
5. Chocolate Mille Fueille
The 海边走走 (HiWalk) Chocolate Mille Feuille (RM30/~S$9.70) is a modern take on a French classic. Mille Feuille, (pronounced meel-foy, if you were wondering) is a traditional French pastry meaning “a thousand sheets”. This Taiwanese rendition has a more brownie-like texture, and let’s you enjoy a little chocolate treat without being overly sweet.
6. Fish Crisp
The 海边走走 (HiWalk) Fish Crisps (RM21/~S$6.80) use fresh Nori fish bones made into a fish paste, and then baked slow into a crispy, healthy treat. This is essentially the Taiwanese version of kerepok, our beloved Singapore snack!
Can’t wait to get your hands on the famous Taiwan egg rolls and more? I’ve already placed my order while writing, and I heard my editor also ordered while he was editing this article. 😂
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All currency conversion rates are accurate to nearest 10 cents on 30 July 2020 SGT 13:50.