List of snack foods by country

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This is an 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.

Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Name Image Description
Bakmi Mi ayam pangsit kuah.JPG Noodles from China and Indonesia
Bakpao Nangua Baozi (chinese dumplings).jpg Steamed buns with various sweet and savoury fillings from China and Indonesia
Bakso Bakso mi bihun.jpg Meatballs, commonly ground beef and tapioca flour from Indonesia
Batagor Batagor Savoy Homann Bandung.jpg Abbreviated from Bakso Tahu Goreng; a fried fish dumpling served with peanut sauce from Indonesia
Bubur ayam Bubur ayam Bali.jpg Chicken congee from Indonesia
Bubur kacang hijau Mung bean porridge from Indonesia
Gorengan Bakwan (gorengan).jpg Fritters from Indonesia
Kerak telor Kerak Telor.jpg A traditional spicy omelette dish from the Betawi culture in Indonesia
Keripik singkong Cassava chips from Indonesia
Kripik Kerupuk udang.JPG Deep fried chips or crisps made from sliced foods in Indonesia
Kripik pisang Banana chips from Indonesia
Krupuk Fried Krupuk Udang.JPG Deep fried crackers made from starch and other ingredients for taste, from Indonesia and other parts of East and Southeast Asia
Krupuk putih Cassava crackers from Indonesia
Krupuk udang Prawn crackers from Indonesia
Mie goreng Mi Goreng GM.jpg Fried noodles from Indonesia
Nasi goreng Kota Kinabalu food market.jpg Fried rice from Indonesia
Pempek Pempek campur.JPG A delicacy made of fish and tapioca from Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Satay Sate Ponorogo.jpg A dish of marinated, skewered and grilled meats, served with a sauce from Sumatra, Indonesia
Siomay Siomay Udang Glodok.JPG Also referred to as somay; a steamed fish dumpling with vegetables served in peanut sauce from Indonesia
Taoge goreng A mung bean sprouts and noodle salad from Indonesia

Japan[edit]

Malaysia and Singapore[edit]

Name Image Description
Laksa Katong Laksa.jpg A popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, found in Malaysia and Singapore, and to a lesser extent Indonesia

Maldives[edit]

Name Image Description
Gulha Maldivian gulha33.JPG Small savory ball-shaped dumplings that are stuffed with a mixture of tuna, onion, coconut, curry leaves and chili and then deep fried[2]

South America[edit]

Peru[edit]

Name Image Description
Chifle Chiflecasero1.JPG A fried plantain snack from Peru and Ecuador

Brazil[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of Snack at Dictionary.com". 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