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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
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Nicole-Marie Ng
Jude Elliot Tan

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

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

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


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


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


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


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.


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

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.


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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