The king of old-school biscuits in Singapore, these small, round biscuits are topped off with colourful, piped meringue gems. While it has grown to be synonymous with a Singaporean’s childhood, they were first made by Huntley and Palmer of Reading, Britain, in the 1850s.
The ones in Singapore today have a bright neon-coloured icing of green, pink, yellow and white, and can be found in original, chocolate and lemon flavours.
5. Kacang Putih (Malaysia)
Before popcorn flooded theatres, kacang putih – an assortment of nuts, legumes and crackers – was the go-to movie snack in 19th century Malaysia. Its origins can be traced back to Indian migrants in the 19th century who started making and selling these snacks for a living.
Today, the best kacang putih comes from Buntong, Perak, Malaysia. The demand for these snacks isn’t just from locals or tourists – they are also being shipped to countries such as Singapore and even Australia!
6. White Rabbit Candy (China)
Wrapped in a thin rice paper, White Rabbit Candy is a milk candy with a soft and chewy texture. In addition to the original vanilla flavour, it is also available in chocolate, coffee, peanut and butter-plum.
Invented in 1943, these candies have also been positioned as a nutrition product, which explains its famous slogan, ‘seven White Rabbit candies is equivalent to one cup of milk’.
7. Churros con Chocolate (Spain)