Many of us are familiar with our homegrown salted egg snack brands such as Irvins and The Golden Duck, but have you heard of Singapore’s first mala brand, Mala Mala?
Created out of passion for life, Mala Mala is out to challenge conventional snacks by reinterpreting exotic flavours of mala with a contemporary twist. Aiming to treat consumers’ palates with this provocative Asian flavour that will leave our tongues on fire, Mala Mala started off in 2018 with the introduction of their hand-cut mushroom chips, potato wedges, fish skin, and green peas.
This time around, Mala Mala has upped their game by introducing a range of brand-new premium spicy seafood snacks made from all-natural fresh prawns and scallops.
Available in a 12-pack snack box, Mala Mala’s Scallop Man and Prawn Star are individually vacuum-packed for convenience and maximum flavour.
I started off with Scallop Man(S$25)—Japanese scallops infused with Mala Mala’s unique Singapore spicy sauce. Although the scallops were vacuum-packed, it somehow managed to retain its juiciness and slightly briny flavour. The mala sauce lightly coated the scallops, taking away its fishiness by covering up with the spice from the sauce, making this an awesome snack to go with a mug of cool beer whilst relaxing your day away.
As compared to Scallop Man, I preferred Prawn Star (S$18) which features an individual prawn infused with the same sauce used for Scallop Man. I was shocked by the prawn’s beautiful red colour when I opened the packet and could immediately sense its freshness coming through.
What made me fall in love with Prawn Star was the fact that Mala Mala left a part of its tail still intact. As a result, the crunch from the shell added a much-needed texture in which I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed.
Unlike regular chips, Scallop Man and Prawn Star are uniquely different and packed with flavours from the sea. For S$25 and S$18 respectively, I agree that it is slightly pricy considering the small quantity. Nevertheless, these are snacks which I foresee indulging in once in a while when I feel that its time to pamper myself with a treat!
Dates & Time: Available now at all Mala Mala outlets here
Prices: Scallop Man (S$25), Prawn Star (S$18)