Miss buying Thailand snacks in Big C? Here are some of the best and popular Thai snacks you can actually buy in Singapore without flying to Thailand!
The snack gods have blessed us with the limited edition Lay’s KFC Chips, and now, they continue to shower us with their blessings by giving us more snacks to munch, crunch and bunch upon! The angel messenger bringing us these snacks is of course the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex, who have taken the pains to navigate through Singapore’s import proceedings.
Guides to Thailand-Exclusive Products in Singapore:
#1: Limited Edition Lay’s KFC Collab Chips
#2: 13 Thai Snacks You Can Buy in SG
What Makes a Thai Snack Unmistakably Thai?
Thai snacks can be categorised in two flavours: savoury and sweet.
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Lays’ KFC Original Recipe Chicken|
• Lays’ KFC Wingz Zabb (Spicy)
• Lays’ Sweet Basil
• Manora Fried Taro Chips
|• PARTY Fried Sweet Potato Chips|
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Lays’ Scallop|
• Cornae American Corn Snack
• Little Farm Crispy Garlic Bread
• Glico Pretz Crispy Tom Yum Kung
• Koh Kae Shrimp Crusted Peanuts
• Lay’s ½ + ½ Barbecue Shrimp & Seafood Sauce
|• Glico Pretz Crispy Corn|
• Little Farm Crispy Butter Bread
You might be thinking, “Well, duh, that goes for every other snack.” but Thai snacks crank up the sweetness or savoury-ness up 10 notches. They’re almost always very sweet, or very savoury – with a variation of lime, lemongrass, basil, or seafood. It’s very reflective of Thai cuisine, and very suitable for Asian taste buds.
1. PARTY Fried Sweet Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Very dense chip|
• Sweet potato hint
• Sweet, starchy aftertaste
This one is a must-have if you have a sweet tooth, because of its combination of sweet flavour, density, and starchy aftertaste. The density provides a very satisfying crunch, whilst the slight hint of sweet potato keeps you crunching and wanting more.
2. Glico Pretz Crispy Corn
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Sweet on first bite|
• Slightly salty
• Corn aftertaste
When I first bit into it, I wasn’t particularly impressed because it was sweet, and nothing else. Then as I started munching more, the corn made itself more apparent and it was complimented by the salty coating. By the time I was done, I kept reaching for more. Addictive!
3. Glico Pretz Crispy Tom Yum Kung
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Lime & lemongrass zest|
• Spicy middle note
• Shrimp & fish sauce aftertaste
It might seem small and un-threatening but don’t let its size fool you! The lime and lemongrass attacks your tongue on the first bite, where it then evolves into a slightly spicy flavour. When you’re done, there’s the very strong aroma of fish sauce and shrimp lingering on your tongue, which is fine for the packaging it comes in. It’s very strong and potent, but not mindlessly munch-able.
4. Little Farm Crispy Butter Bread
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Sweet at first|
• Dense & crumbly
• Buttery & light
This snack advertises itself as being baked, and I did get the impression from biting into it. It’s an incredibly crispy and crumbly buttered bread, and they’re quite thick and dense. However, all manner of density betrays its appearance when you crunch on it as it melts away in your mouth, letting the butter aftertaste blossom, as well as its resulting sweetness.
5. Lay’s KFC Original Recipe Chicken Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• KFC Original Chicken taste|
• Crinkle-cut style
• Chicken stock aftertaste
(73g, online exclusive)
True to its packaging, the Lay’s KFC Original Recipe Chicken potato chips tastes exactly like the KFC Original Recipe batter. The crinkle-cut style chips seem to enhance its crunchiness, and all the time while you’re crunching the batter never escapes your tongue. There’s a slight chicken stock aftertaste to pay homage to the chicken that KFC batters it on, but even if without the chicken stock, I think it’s a winner.
6. Lay’s KFC Wingz Zabb (Spicy) Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Strong, citrusy lime flavour |
• More savoury during crunch
• Chicken stock aftertaste
(73g, online exclusive)
When you first bite into it, you will be treated to the strong citrus of the lime. As with the Lay’s KFC Original Recipe Chicken potato chips, this is crinkle-cut style, and it does its job or enhancing the chips’ crispiness. Upon further crunching, it becomes spicy and the sourness of the lime takes over. Don’t be fooled by the sourness though! The chips retain their saltiness and chicken taste throughout, and close off with a slight chicken stock aftertaste.
7. Lay’s Sweet Basil Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Salty on first bite|
• Basil aromaupon further crunch
• Slightly spicy aftertaste
Even though it’s named “Sweet Basil” these chips are anything but sweet. The crinkle-cut chips hits your tongue with the salty and savoury profile, then the basil aroma takes over. It closes off with very, very slight spicy aftertaste. It’s incredibly simple and evergreen, I’d buy this at anytime of the year.
8. Lay’s Scallop Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Hint of scallop|
• Garlicky aroma
• Light, salty aftertaste
Whilst not as strong or impressionable as the other flavours of Lay’s, this scallop-flavoured chips prize itself for being inoffensive, subtle, and palatable. It starts off with a salty and scallop taste, but when you crunch it even more, the garlic starts to come out. It ends off with a very slight buttery aftertaste, which is fine for the most part, but out of character with the rest of the Thai snacks.
9. Lay’s 2-in-1 Barbecue Shrimp & Seafood Sauce Potato Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Seafood or tangy green chilli aroma|
• Crispy & light
This 2-in-1 chips can be confusing, but in a good way! It’s like a lottery as to which kind of flavour you would get whenever you reach into the bag. While it doesn’t beat having seafood in Bangkok’s Chinatown, the flavours are pretty darn close for a bite of shrimp chips and then another with seafood sauce.
10. Manora Fried Taro Chips
|⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Very light texture|
• Starchy aftertaste
Do you remember the wheel-shaped childhood snack? The Manora Fried Taro Chips are very much that, but elevated. Where the former gets chewy and rubbery after a while, the Manora chips retain their lightness and crispiness, making them incredibly addictive. Its simple flavour profile, lightness and aftertaste makes this a crowd favourite.
11. Cornae American Corn Snack (Cheese Flavour)
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Dense corn & cheesy taste|
• Starchy aftertaste
They might call themselves “American” but the interpretation of the flavours are very much Thai. You don’t taste the cheese’s pungency as much as the overpowering aroma of the corn, and this is helped by the fact that the chips themselves are very dense. There’s an unmistakable corn starch aftertaste to it, so if that’s not to your liking then you’ll want to reach for the other, many flavours.
12. Little Farm Crispy Garlic Bread
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Sweet, salty|
• Very dense & crumbly
• Buttery & garlicky aftertaste
Much like its sweet and buttery counterpart, it’s very dense and crumbly. It retains its sweetness but also adds a salty and garlicky flavour profile, however slight it may be. Would have preferred it to be a little stronger, but that may not be to everyone’s tastes. This was definitely made to appeal to a large audience.
13. Koh Kae Shrimp Crusted Peanuts
|⭐⭐⭐⭐||• Nutty & spicy |
• Crust is crunchier than peanut
• Nutty aftertaste, not so much shrimp
This is one of the perennial office snacks to bring when you return from Thailand, and the good news is you can even find it in Singapore, at the Thai Supermarket! It’s not hard to see why it’s a favourite; it’s got a well-balanced flavour profile and the shrimp taste is inoffensive. However, I do wish that the peanut was bigger. 😝
Snacks For Thoughts at Thai Supermarket SG
Before anybody asks:
- Yes, I vacuumed my carpet.
- No, I didn’t eat any of the snacks on my expensive Taobao carpet.
- Find out how to ship bulky items like my carpet from Taobao.
Now that’s out of the way… there are some things you should know about the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex. As its name implies, it’s more than a snack shop, it’s a full-fledged supermarket with around 10,000 different Thai (and Vietnamese) products in over 10,000 square feet of space.
If you have the time, head on down and give the supermarket a visit; this is just 13 out of the 10,000 things that they have to offer at their supermarket. You could also check out their Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on new Thailand products!
While we wait for borders to reopen, you can first send your tastebuds to Bangkok with these Thai snacks! 🇹🇭 And if you’re looking to buy other Thai products online, always remember to checkout in Thai Baht (THB) with your YouTrip card to enjoy Wholesale Exchange Rates for all your Thailand hauls! If you still haven’t gotten your free YouTrip card yet, use promo code <555> to sign up and receive a free S$5 in your account. 😎
🎉 Giveaway: ‘555’ Big Snack Pack With Limited Edition Lay’s KFC Chips & More
We’re giving away 5 x ‘555’ Big Snack Packs worth S$20 each! Each pack is filled with 15 Thailand-exclusive snacks – so tell us your favourite Lay’s KFC flavour and stand a chance to win.
- Comment ‘🐔’ or ‘🔥’ on our Facebook Giveaway Post
- Record your Facebook name with our Contest Bot: go.you.co/contestbot
🐔= Original Chicken Recipe
🔥= Wingz Zabb (Spicy)