Greetings, snack adventurers! Welcome back to Snack Worldwide, your destination for delightful, gluten-free nibbles from across the globe. Today, we're focusing on a particularly tantalizing corner of our snack universe: gluten-free Asian snacks. Here are seven of our favorites!
1. Senbei (Japanese Rice Crackers)
First stop, Japan! Senbei, or Japanese rice crackers, offer a delightful crunch with a myriad of flavors. From savory soy to sweet glazes, these naturally gluten-free snacks are perfect for a light munch. Just remember to look for varieties that use tamari instead of traditional soy sauce to ensure they're gluten-free!
2. Chinese Rice Rolls
A staple in dim sum cuisine, Chinese rice rolls (Chee Cheong Fun) are soft, delightful, and—best of all—naturally gluten-free! Made from rice flour and water, these rolls can be plain or stuffed with fillings like shrimp or barbecued pork.
3. Korean Roasted Seaweed Snacks
A favorite snack from Korea, roasted seaweed (Gim) is not only gluten-free but also low in calories and high in nutrients like iodine and Vitamin B12. The delicate sheets of seaweed are lightly salted and roasted to perfection, offering a savory, umami-filled snack experience.
4. Indian Besan Laddoo
Venture to the sweet side with Besan Laddoo, a traditional Indian sweet made from chickpea flour, ghee, and sugar. These round, sweet treats are gluten-free and provide a hearty, satisfying bite.
5. Thai Mango Sticky Rice
Another sweet treat, this time from Thailand! Despite its name, sticky rice or 'glutinous rice' is completely gluten-free. Paired with ripe, sweet mango and a drizzle of coconut milk, this Thai favorite can be a dessert or a rich, indulgent snack.
6. Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls
Light, fresh, and packed with flavor, Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls (Gỏi cuốn) are a wonderful gluten-free snack. Filled with fresh veggies, herbs, and often shrimp or pork, these rolls are served with a range of dipping sauces, just ensure the sauce is gluten-free too!
7. Filipino Banana Chips
For a crunchy, sweet snack, try Filipino Banana Chips. Made from underripe bananas that are fried and sweetened, these chips are a gluten-free treat that offers the perfect blend of sweet and savory.
Diversity and deliciousness—that's what you'll find in the world of gluten-free Asian snacks. These seven options are just the tip of the iceberg, so don't stop exploring! Remember, Snack Worldwide is always here with an extensive selection of gluten-free snacks, ready to take you on a global culinary adventure, right from your home. Happy snacking!