There’s something special about street food. It’s a part of Asian culture that is hard to replicate. A bite of street food can take you back in time, to the days when it was the norm for people to walk around with a paper bag full of snacks and munch away as they strolled the streets. Here at Tasty Panda, we love exploring the street food scene of Asia – there are so many unique and delicious snacks from all corners of this region! Let’s take a look at some of our favorites from East and Southeast Asia.
East Asia offers an abundance of unique snacks, ranging from savory to sweet. From Taiwan, we adore their famous “gua bao” which is a fluffy steamed bun filled with barbecued pork belly, pickled mustard greens, and crushed peanuts. If you find yourself in South Korea, be sure to try their “tteokbokki” – rice cakes stir-fried in spicy gochujang sauce. Hong Kong offers up milk tea and chewy egg waffles while Japan has its beloved takoyaki (octopus balls) and onigiri (rice balls). China also has a wide variety of dishes such as dumplings, scallion pancakes, and more! They also have special Chinese new year snacks that are only available during this festive season.
When it comes to Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and the Philippines, there are just as many amazing flavors to explore! Malaysia boasts its classic nasi lemak dish which consists of coconut-infused rice served with sambal chili paste, peanuts, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, and cucumber slices - yum! The Philippines are well known for halo-halo, a dessert made up of shaved ice topped with condensed milk, jelly cubes, sweet beans, and coconut strips - definitely worth trying if you ever visit!
More in the street food scene in Southeast Asia, Singaporean dishes like chili crab have become world-famous for their unique flavors and textures. The Philippines offers up its own unique take on street snacks such as kwek-kwek (fried quail eggs) and balut (boiled duck egg). Meanwhile, in Malaysia, you can find a vast range of snacks from bubur cha cha (sweet potato pudding) to lok lok (grilled vegetables on skewers).
At Tasty Panda we love exploring all these delicious foods from our region! We specialize in creating excellent and premium Asian snacks that bring together flavors from East and Southeast Asia for people who want to experience a little bit of our culture without having to jump on a plane. Our selection ranges from traditional favorites like seaweed chips to modern interpretations like teriyaki jackfruit chips—all made with natural ingredients and no preservatives!
Street food is an integral part of Asian culture and here at Tasty Panda we are proud to source our snacks from East and Southeast Asia countries like Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Japan Philippines, and Malaysia. We are one of the growing and most expansive Asian snack subscriptions in the world. We strive to bring these amazing flavors right into your homes through our snack boxes so that you can get a taste of what these countries have to offer without having to leave your living room! So don't hesitate and let your tastebuds explore other Asian snacks in the comforts of your home - order your first snack subscription box today!