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The best salted egg fish skin snacks in Singapore

Salty, spicy, creamy, and highly addictive – it seems like this trend is here to stay

Nicole-Marie Ng
Written by
Nicole-Marie Ng
&
Jude Elliot Tan
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Typically, trends tend to die down after a while. However, in the case of the salted egg yolk – especially when combined with the crunchy crisp of fish skin – some things become too delicious to stop. Whether you like the treat for its mouth-watering flavours or for its addictive crunch, you’ll be glad we made a list of some of the most popular brands of salted egg yolk fish skins in Singapore for you to try out. Crunch away – just don’t forget to buy some mints too.

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Irvin's Salted Egg
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Irvin's Salted Egg

Salted Egg Fish Skin ($8)

Thanks to how generous it is with the seasoning – each crisp comes coated in a thick layer of delicious salted egg yolk, and is packed with as many curry leaves as there are fish skins for an even more delightful flavour. 

Available at multiple outlets, including Plaza Singapura and Orchard Gateway, and online

The Golden Duck
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The Golden Duck

Gourmet Salted Egg Fish Skin Crunchy Crisps ($7)

These crisps, chunkier in size and denser in texture, is bold on flavour. Sweet and spicy all at once – we like it for its satisfying bite that fills our greedy mouths. 

Available at multiple outlets, including Orchard ION and Chinatown Point, and online

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Aunty Esther's
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Aunty Esther's

Salted Egg Fish Skin Crisps ($8.80)

This manages to capture the best of salted egg yolk flavour: salty, slightly spicy, and even lightly creamy when the powdered seasoning hits our mouth. 

Available at multiple outlets, including Takashimaya and online

Fragrance

Fragrance

Golden Crisps Salted Egg Fish Skin ($8)

Since these fish skins are baked instead of fried, it's the less oily alternative if you are more health-conscious about your snacks. The skin is evenly coated with seasoning, marrying sweet, salty, spicy and savoury in one bite - resulting in a balanced of flavour. Definitely a recommendation for those who are not fans of the curry leaf taste.

Available at multiple locations Fragrance outlets, including Chinatown

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East Ocean Teochew Restuarant
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East Ocean Teochew Restuarant

Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk ($8.80) 

The chunks are big and well coated and come with a light coating of salted egg powder that's balanced in spice and saltiness. 

Available at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant

Crusty's
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Crusty's

Salted Egg Fish Skin ($6.90)

Crusty’s version of fish skin is thinner and crispier than the rest we’ve tried. The skin is fried twice to achieve maximum lightness and crunch – which could also be a reason why most of the pieces are broken down into small parts.

Available at Trengganu St.

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Snacky and Crisps
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Snacky and Crisps

Salted Egg Fish Skin ($7.30) 

We spy bits of actually salted egg yolk within the bag, which is an added bonus. The crisps are decently crunchy and adequately-dressed in flavour. 

Available at most Cold Storage and NTUC Fairprice outlets

Bee Cheng Hiang

Bee Cheng Hiang

Hosay's Salted Egg Butter Fish Skin ($9.50)

Those looking for light, subtle flavours will enjoy these crispy fish skin snacks from Bee Cheng Hiang. It tastes more like fish crackers lightly dusted in salt and pepper – the salted egg yolk is barely perceptible but it's still pretty tasty.

Available at multiple Bee Cheng Hiang outlets, including 189 New Bridge Rd.

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Tiny Red Dot

Tiny Red Dot

Salted Egg Fish Skin ($7)

The crispy, light and un-oily texture is not enough to save this brand from being ranked the bottom of our list. It could easily pass off as a delicious savoury snack but unfortunately lacks in the salted egg yolk department. Each crisp is unevenly coated, resulting in those with less to be overpowered by the fish skin taste (and salt), while those with more to be a bit too sweet.

Though this one disappoints, the brand itself is completely capable of making other local snacks. We highly encourage you try the laksa counterpart of the snack.

Available at Jack's Place outlets, or online

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Mala is all the rage now. From the hotpot soup bases to the fragrant stir-fry dish you can find at most hawker centres these days, the numbing and spicy Chinese sauce that is key to Sichuan and Chongqing cuisine has won the collective hearts and numbed the tongues of Singaporeans everywhere.

Want a hit of spice without committing to a full dish? These mala-flavoured snacks taste close enough to the real deal. Prepare to sweat up a storm – it's always good to have a glass of water on hand too – don't say we didn't warn you!

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