During the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, our constant hunger and craving for food just never seem to go away. If you are one of those who find yourself opening the fridge for the umpteenth time and trudging back to your room unsatisfied, Shopee is here for you. We’ve rounded up five spicy food items to spice up your day.
1. Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen
Widely popular in Taiwan, Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen (S$19.90 for one carton, S$58.80 for three cartons) has certainly taken the internet by storm. It makes up for a good and flavourful supper snack. Savoured and raved by many food bloggers for being the best tasting instant spicy vermicelli, this is possibly the closest mala hotpot you can get if you’re craving a late-night snack. If you’re a mala fan, you gotta try this.
It features springy and chewy vermicelli noodles drenched in a sour and spicy broth topped with generous servings of vinegar and peanuts. If you’re are in to pack some heat, try out this instant spicy vermicelli and I’m sure you’ll be begging for more.
You can find this deliciously smoking hot vermicelli right here on Shopee. We know you shouldn’t, but it’ll be hard not to be tempted to buy a few cartons and stock up.
Hai Chi Jia Suan La Fen: Available on Shopee
2. Hai Di Lao Instant Spicy Hot Pot Glass Noodles Vermicelli
Craving some Hai Di Lao? Well, you can now get your Hai Di Lao fix without moving an inch away from your couch with their Hai Di Lao Instant Spicy Hot Pot Glass Noodles Vermicelli (S$27.20 for two). It is essentially a self-heating hotpot; all you need to prepare this hotpot is cold water and nothing more. This makes the ‘self-heating’ hotpot popular among students and office workers alike.
Each packet comes with an outer and inner plastic container for double boiling, along with a lid with a hole to trap heat and let out steam simultaneously. Despite being an instant dish, the novelty brand doesn’t skimp on ingredients and this might potentially feed a crew; you’ll get slices of crunchy potato, lotus root, black fungus and more. The noodles, in this case, are rice vermicelli swimming in a tasty and spicy broth.
In typical Hai Di Lao fashion, they’ve also provided free cutlery, wet wipes, and toothpicks. This lip-smackingly good instant hot pot is bound to satisfy your tastebuds.
Hai Di Lao Instant Spicy Hot Pot Glass Noodles Vermicelli: Available on Shopee
3. Amazin’ Graze Spicy Mala Nut Mix
What if we told you you could have mala hotpot, in the form of nuts in a packet? That’s right, skip the fuss of cooking your own food, the smell of oil and meat lingering on your clothes. Amazin’ Graze has churned out an all-day Spicy Mala Nut Mix (S$5.90 for 100g, S$10.80 for two packs) snack.
Discover creamy cashews, sunflower & melon seed as well as crunchy peanuts generously coated in exciting, palate-stimulating spices. Packing aromatic, full-bodied and mouth-numbing flavour, hold on tight because your tastebuds are in for a wild ride.
Amazin’ Grace: Available on Shopee
4. Hot MaLa Spicy Tofu Beancurd
Nothing beats a good ol’ snack especially one that numbs and excites the palate. With Hot Mala Spicy Tofu Beancurd (S$4.50 per pack), you can now relish in a light snack to perk your day up a little.
Looking irresistibly delicious and fiery flavourful, tofu is known for their sponge-like ability to soak up flavours and marinades. Soft, salty-sweet and intensely flavourful, these tender tofu pieces are sure to pack a punch.
If you’re on the fence about tofu due to its usual flavourless flavour, fret not. This is definitely one of the best “gateway tofu” dishes. At only S$4.50 a pack, they are also low in calories so you don’t have to feel guilty about wolfing down the whole packet anytime!
Hot MaLa Spicy Tofu Beancurd: Available on Shopee
5. Samyang Korean Hot Spicy Rice Cakes
Topokki rice cakes, also known as tteok-bokki, are a favourite of many Koreans. Everyone’s favourite instant Korean noodle brand, Samyang, now brings you another tongue-numbing snack, Samyang Korean Hot Spicy Rice Cakes (S$13.80 for a bundle of two). Pair it up with a beer or soju to unwind after a long day of working from home.
An umami bomb and highly addictive, it pursued a bold and deep flavour to create a delicious and chewy treat. These Korean-style rice cakes are chewy and plump. The sauce is coated and infused to the rice cakes to make sure each bite is flavour packed with the heat of the spicy chicken.
Pair it with your favourite ramen for the most sinful-yet-perfect meal you’ll ever eat in your entire life. Now that they are offering a bundle of two for their Hot Spicy and Carbonara flavour, how can anyone resist saying no to the oh-so-lovely carbs?
Samyang Korean Hot Spicy Rice Cakes: Available on Shopee
Heat-seekers, these snacks are for you if are having a fierce longing for something spicy. Mouth-burning and sweat-inducing, be sure to have some water or milk on stand-by. Pack some of these spicy Shopee snacks into your cart, but I’m not sure if you’ll be able to handle all of this heat!
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