don't forget the snacks!
May 2, 2002 7:47 AM   Subscribe

don't forget the snacks!...mmm, shrimp chips :)
posted by kliuless (16 comments total)
dipping chips in cola?
posted by planetkyoto at 8:07 AM on May 2, 2002

We get through a lot of these at home, but our downfall are big, salty Japanese rice crackers, the size of hockey pucks. We get them from a Japanese restaurant and they cost about $6 a packet. I know... There's no Western writing on the packets and I couldn't dig them up with Google, but they're clean, delicious and tremendously addictive. Yumm.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:10 AM on May 2, 2002

In this vein, if you like the whole "snack foods of the world" thing, Lore of the Bruching Shuttlecocks has done several very humorous ratings of snack foods that readers have sent him - including Japanese, Korean and Australian. Overall, the Japanese stuff came away the best!
posted by yhbc at 8:23 AM on May 2, 2002

My favorite chip: Grippos BBQ Chips. Made in Cincinatti, I have only seen them in Indiana. They are completely coated in a fine dust that is sweet, hot, and mildly bacon flavored. Absolutely perfect.
posted by internal at 8:25 AM on May 2, 2002

I love shrimp chips. Mmm! They're addictive.
posted by briank at 8:30 AM on May 2, 2002

Check out the worse chips ever. I can't get over the deep fried chicken skins. Wonderful.

And a whole section on vinegar chips. I want to eat them all and become a fat, fat man.
posted by Doug at 8:50 AM on May 2, 2002

Humpty Dumpty has two flavors that are really great: ketchup chips and their dill chips. For a long time these could only be smuggled in from Canada, now I can find them in New England. BTW, their regular chips really suck, but I can go through a bag of ketchup chips in about ten minutes (when I'm eating junk food).
posted by anathema at 9:26 AM on May 2, 2002

anathema -- Humpty Dumpty chips are made in Scarborough, ME and have been available all over New England for a loooooong time. I grew up with them. And, yes, the regular ones do suck.
posted by briank at 9:38 AM on May 2, 2002

Zapps Cajun Crawtators flavor are the best damn chips in the world. Although where they get the marine flavor is a mystery as there's no "crawfish extract" listed in the ingredients.
posted by jonmc at 9:42 AM on May 2, 2002

I would kill a relative for one bag of Keebler Tato Skins. Bacon flavor if you please.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:45 AM on May 2, 2002

jon, I'm pretty sure they're flavored with unsold Sea Monkeys.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:46 AM on May 2, 2002

Munching on a favourite right now: Emping Melinjo, Indonesian crackers made from the seeds of the Melinjo tree. They're slightly bitter and best when you deep fry your own.

I've had the deep fried chicken skin. It's a long long time ago, but I loved 'em then.

Also... krupuk Palembang. Made from tuna fish and tapioca. Melts on your tongue.

As for the prawn crackers... krupuk udang is staple food with Indonesian dinners.

... my favourte prawn crisps are British: Skips, and Scampi Fries, so lemony they take the roof off your mouth.
posted by prolific at 10:54 AM on May 2, 2002

When two events occur simultaneously we must pay strict attention...

I just looked over to my co-workers desk to see her eating shrimp chips just before opening Metafilter. I'd never heard of them until about five minutes ago, and after tasting one I have no regrets about that.
posted by brittney at 11:44 AM on May 2, 2002

Nong Shim sweet potato snack

... sweet, crispy, addictively sprinkled with black sesame seeds.
posted by sacre_bleu at 12:54 PM on May 2, 2002

Just bought a bag each of these at the bodega around the corner. Talk about niche marketing. Pretty tasty, actually.
posted by jonmc at 12:57 PM on May 2, 2002

Shrimp chips are good, definitely. Actually, such things are very common in Vietnamese cuisine. One of my favorite things is a nice lotus root salad which is served with big shrimp crackers. Amazingly crisp and tasty!

The only Asian salad that tops that for taste and crunchiness is the green papaya salad you can get at Betelnut... mmm!
posted by markkraft at 5:17 AM on May 3, 2002

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