List of snack foods by country

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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.




Name Image Description
Dodol Dodol Top View.jpg Rice flour-based small glutinous sweets, sweetened with coconut sugar, moulded and coloured. Often add fruit scent and taste such as durian.
Emping Kerupuk emping.jpg Crackers made from flattened Gnemon/Belinjo seeds.
Gorengan Bakwan (gorengan).jpg Fritters from Indonesia
Klepon Klepon.JPG Boiled rice cake, stuffed with coconut sugar, and rolled in fresh grated coconut. It is flavoured with pandan leaves juice.
Kripik Keripik sanjay.JPG A traditional chips or crisps, bite-size snack crackers that can be savoury or sweet.
Krupuk Kerupuk putih.jpg 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.
Lemper Lemper.jpg A traditional rice cake, made from glutinous rice and filled usually with chicken.
Otak-otak Otak-Otak-Makassar.JPG Usually made from Spanish mackarel 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.


Malaysia and Singapore[edit]

Name Image Description
Apam balik Giant Apam Balik.jpg Sweet turnover pancake common in Southeaast Asia.
Curry puff Karipap.jpg 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 Roti John - served.jpg A popular Malay sandwich in Malaysia and Singapore.


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]


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


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

See also[edit]


  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