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This is a list of snack foods by country, specific to or originating in a particular community or region. Snack food is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten as snacking between meals.[1] Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged and processed foods and items made from fresh ingredients at home.



Main article: List of Indian snacks

See also: Indian cuisine


Main article: List of Indonesian snacks

See also: Indonesian cuisine, Kue, Krupuk, and Kripik

Name Image Description
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Rice flour-based small glutinous sweets, sweetened with coconut sugar, moulded and coloured. Often added fruit scent and taste such as durian
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Crackers made from flattened Gnemon/Belinjo seeds
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Fritters from Indonesia
Boiled rice cake, stuffed with coconut sugar, and rolled in fresh grated coconut. It is flavoured with pandan leaves juice.
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A traditional chips or crisps, bite-size snack crackers that can be savoury or sweet
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Deep fried crisps made from mainly tapioca flour, with added ingredients, such as prawn, fish, or garlic, and even ox/cow skin. It comes in different shapes and colours.
A traditional rice cake, made from glutinous rice and filled usually with chicken
Usually made from Spanish mackerel fish paste or Milkfish, spiced and wrapped in banana leaves, then grilled and served with peanut sauce
Perkedel jagung
Perkedel Jagung Jakarta.jpg
Indonesian style corn fritter
Pisang goreng
Pisang goreng in a basket.jpg
A battered and deep-fried banana or plantain


Main article: List of Japanese snacks

Malaysia and Singapore

See also: Malaysian cuisine and Singaporean cuisine

Name Image Description
Apam balik
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Sweet turnover pancake common in Southeast Asia.
Curry puff
A type of snack or kuih. Usually filled with chicken and potato with a dried curry inside.
Keropok lekor
Keropok lekor in Terengganu, Malaysia.jpg
A keropok that is made from fish.
Roti John
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A popular Malay sandwich in Malaysia and Singapore.


See also: Maldivian cuisine

Name Image Description
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Small savory ball-shaped dumplings that are stuffed with a mixture of tuna, onion, coconut, curry leaves and chili and then deep fried[2]


Name Image Description
Aiyu jelly
Aiyu jelly by abon in Taiwan.jpg
A jelly made from the gel from the seeds of the awkeotsang creeping fig found in Taiwan.
Pineapple cake
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A sweet traditional Taiwanese pastry containing butter, flour, egg, sugar, and pineapple jam or slices.
Suncake (Taiwan)
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A popular Taiwanese dessert originally from the city of Taichung, Taiwan.
Taro ball
Taro Balls at Jiufen, New Taipei City, Sept 2011.jpg
A traditional Taiwanese cuisine dessert made of taro

South America


See also: Peruvian cuisine

Name Image Description
A fried plantain snack from Peru and Ecuador


Name Image Description
A chopped or shredded chicken meat, covered in dough and molded into a shape resembling a chicken leg, battered and fried
A Brazilian candy made out of ground peanuts, sugar and salt
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A half-circle or rectangle-shaped thin crust pies with assorted fillings, fried in vegetable oil

See also


  1. ^ "Definition of Snack at". Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  2. ^ Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom, Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5