MiX Imported Snacks Store @ Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong

Last week, S and I were having a cuppa at Ground Eatery when this brightly lit store across the road caught my eye. We hopped on over to MiX, an imported snacks store which sells all sorts of cutesy food items, mainly from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and China.

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Catering mostly to a young, Malaysian Chinese clientele, the store has a large selection of snacks and drinks, from cookies and chips to instant noodles and even sauces! There were many unique flavours and brands that I had never seen before. One thing most of them had in common? Attractive packaging! Makes one feel like buying them just so you can keep them! 😀

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I mean, look at these Pokemon-inspired canned drinks from Taiwan!

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Pikachu is Cucumber Flavoured for some reason.

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Like the Japanese, the Taiwanese love their packaging. Everything looks too cute to be opened!

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Minion candy from Japan.

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The instant noodle aisle. No Maggi Kari here lol.

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Saw these interesting milk cans from Thailand. They’re in a tin and you drink them by opening up the can from the top.

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The quintessential Thai ‘Yakult’! It was rather pricey (RM9.90) but it’s not everyday that you find these here in Malaysia.

On S’s suggestion, I also got a Samyang Cheese Chicken Ramen noodles.

^Looks lyddis. Image from lelong.com.my coz I forgot to take one. 

It was friggin spicy! I love how chewy the noodles were though and the cheese flavour was strong enough that it wasn’t overpowered by the spiciness.

MiX has several locations in and around the Klang Valley, as well as in Penang and Ipoh, so drop by for a visit if you’re looking for imported snacks! 🙂

MiX (Puchong branch)

NO.54 Jalan Puteri 1/2 ,Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor

Opening hours: 9AM-2AM

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Best Fried Keropok Lekor in Petaling Jaya @ PJ Seksyen 8

Keropok lekor is a popular fried fish snack in Malaysia, and you’ll often find them peddled from makeshift carts or food trucks on the street, freshly fried on the spot in a bubbling wok of hot oil. There are two kinds – the ‘crunchy’ type (or Keropok Lekor Keping) which is hard, long and crunchy, and the ‘stick’ variant (Keropok Lekor Goreng), a long tube of fried fish paste with a crispy texture on the outside and a solid bite on the inside.

I recently discovered a place near my office that serves these addictive treats. The bright red food truck is usually parked at the end of Lorong 8/1E in Seksyen 8, Petaling Jaya in the afternoon – although this depends on whether or not there’s parking space, so they aren’t there everyday.

 

Will you look at those beautiful golden goodies.

Aside from keropok lekor, they also have other traditional Malay fried snacks such as Cekodok Pisang (fried banana balls), pisang goreng (fried banana fritters), kuih and currypuffs. A giant bucket of chilli sauce

RM2 for 8 pieces. I remember the days when it used to be RM1 for 5.. dang I sound old. Haven’t tried the crispy one yet, but I really like the traditional tube-shaped ones. I polished off 16, by the way. .__.” They’re light and crispy, slightly porous on the inside, savoury without the overwhelming fish smell. Perfect, basically. Not too greasy either.

The fact that they’re not there everyday makes me appreciate them more lol. Maybe it’s also a good thing; otherwise I’d be stuffing my face with lekor everyday. 😀