Among the many food fads we have observed in recent years, it appears the salted egg yolk trend is here to stay. Paired with briny and gratifyingly crunchy fish skin, the killer combo has created a cult following in Singapore. With no shortage of homegrown salted egg yolk fish skin brands to choose from, these are five of the best contenders in the category. Try them for yourself to decide which one’s your favourite, or simply keep a roster of them all – they’re equally amazing!

1. Crusty

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Local pride Crusty’s is here to redefine snacks. Using top quality ingredients and spices, their products are free of preservatives. Apart from the ever popular fish skin snack, Crusty’s also sells popcorns in the most Singaporean flavours imaginable: chilli crab and bubble tea.

The latest addition is the Salted Egg Soy Skin Crisps, which are essentially “vegetarian mock goose” chips coated in their signature Salted Egg seasoning, which is made from real salted eggs. These Halal-certified crisps are perfect both as snacks and a side dish for meals.

We have all succumbed to the allure of these crunchy snacks and accidentally burn through all your supplies in one seating before. Fret not, you can buy them by the dozen from Crusty’s. Stock up for your next Netflix binge party and never worry about running out again!

Crusty’s products can be found in the following retailers:

  • NTUC Fairprice
  • Sheng Siong
  • Watson’s
  • Cheers
  • Petrol Stations: Shell, SPC, Caltex, and Esso

Alternatively, you can also order Crusty through their authorized e-commerce platform: Shopee | Qoo10

Let’s get snacking!

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2. Irvins Salted Egg

Irvins Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin
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Singaporeans are no stranger to Irvins’ striking, striped packaging, which brings to mind caution tapes as if to warn of the danger of addiction. Indeed, these salted egg fish skin, in addition to their fish head curry counterpart, are dangerously flavourful and wildly addictive. Infused with the distinct aroma of salted egg, which Irvins also sells as a paste in a jar at S$12.50, these snacks will get you hooked in no time.

On top of fish skin, Irvins dipped an array of crisps in salted egg too: crunchy rolls, regular and ridged potato chips, as well as cassava chips. For those looking to take the experience up a notch, try the Hot Boom Salted Egg variety for an extra kick.

Highlights

  • Multiple outlets throughout Singapore
  • Salted egg-flavoured crisps
  • Found in Cold Storage and 7-Eleven

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3. The Golden Duck Co.

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Found in various major supermarkets and convenience stores, The Golden Duck Co. has become the go-to for snackers worldwide. Founded by two entrepreneurs and a chef, each product the brand puts out has gone through over 30 rounds of research and development. Combined with an insistent on locally-sourced fresh ingredient, the trio has established more than 5,000 touch points all over the world.

For a taste of what propelled The Golden Duck Co. to global stardom, go for the Gourmet Salted Egg Fish Skin Crunchy Crisps. Alternatively, there are Salted Egg Crab Seaweed Tempura, Salted Egg Yolk Potato Ridges, Sichuan Mala Hotpot Fragrant Mix and Singapore Chili Crab Seaweed Tempura. Sample them all in one go with the Snackbox Medley at S$39. Most recently, the brand collaborated with celebrity Chef Nooror to capture the essence of Bangkok in the Tom Yum Goong Gourmet Mix.

Highlights

  • Gourmet snacks made of locally-sourced ingredients
  • Multiple outlets throughout Singapore
  • Found in Cold Storage, NTUC Fairprice and 7-Eleven

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4. Snacky and Crisps

Snacky and Crisps salted egg yolk fish skin
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Snacky and Crisps is dedicated to bringing you sinful comfort with their delicious crisps. Free of pork and lard, all flavours are concocted by hand in Uncle Roger-approved woks.

Bestseller Salted Egg Fish Skin is the only fish skin offering from the brand. Be pleasantly surprised by bits of actual salted egg yolk as you rapidly empty the bag. Other than that, Snacky and Crisps puts a feisty spin on deep fried crab sticks with moreish Mala seasonings, resulting in the Spicy Mala Crab Stick. There are also four different types of potato snacks, ranging from premium Truffle Black Truffle Potato Chips to a friendly Laksa Potato Crisps.

Highlights

  • Real salted egg yolk bits in the Salted Egg Fish Skin
  • Free delivery for orders above S$50
  • Found in Cold Storage and NTUC Fairprice outlets

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5. Tiny Red Dot

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Tiny Red Dot strives to preserve the heartwarming quality of homemade snacks, akin to those made with love by our grandmothers. They currently offer four snacks inspired by none other than its namesake. The Salted Egg Fish Skin and Potato Chips, both richly dressed in salted egg flavours, take a stern glare from grandma to prevent overeating.

Meanwhile, the Laksa Fish Skin has a creamy, zesty taste and will stain your fingers with a telltale yellow with its turmeric content. Last but not the least, help yourself to the unique Nasi Lemak Potato Chips, which are characterized by a nutty note and a satisfying heat.

All in all, Tiny Red Dot exercises an expert restraint on grease, making it just a little bit easier to forgive yourself for going for seconds.

Highlights

  • Free delivery for orders above S$120
  • Place orders three days in advance and pick up for orders below five packets
  • Unique local flavours

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As these creative snackologists continue to experiment, we can look forward to being spoiled by innovative flavours for years to come. Need something sweet to balance out the savoury feast? Head on over to these bakeries for the best macarons in town!

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