Growing up in an Asian household I'm a total sucker for Asian snacks!
Here's a peak at my typical grocery basket at an Asian market:
Beware these things are super addicting. Made with glutinous rice flour and sugar, filled with various types of pastes.
Korean Style Seaweed
| Perfect with rice or something to munch on.|
Every Asian kid has probably tried these fruity candies! Originally from the Chinese Hawthron fruit, haw flakes are basically compressed discs of haw fruit and sugar
Yugwa/Yumilgaw (glutinous rice variety)
Sticky glutinous rice dough and honey deep fried and topped with puffed rice. (Be sure to check the ingredients, a lot of the time different types of yugwa are made with a mixture of wheat/grain flours).
Matcha Green Tea Powder & Tapioca Balls
Homemade Boba tea is the ultimate snack-drink all in one on a hot summer day. Add real green tea matcha powder to milk, sugar, and ice. Blend in a blender. Boil tapioca balls for the pearls and serve in a pretty glass!
I hope you all venture into an Asian grocery store one of these days and try some of the snacks that I have enjoyed since childhood.