Irish People Try Singaporean Snacks For The First Time

Our childhoods were spent munching on local snacks and rounds of good ‘ol durian fruit paste, but have you ever wondered what our foreign friends think of our favourite treats?

A group of Irish citizens tried a selection of Singaporean snacks for The Try Channel. The video has garnered 140,000 views in just 2 days.

You can watch the full video below:

They ate salted egg yolk fish skin crisps, prawn rolls, herbal jelly & durian fruit paste for the first time. Here’s their verdict.

Durian dilemma

Rich and creamy durians are the obsession of every Singaporean. Like any fan, we want to spread the word, convert foodies and let them see the light.

This is a lot harder than it sounds because many can’t get past the smell.

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The longer the Irish taste-testers waited to try it, the worse the smell got.

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The sausage-like shape of the durian paste fired up some of their imaginations.

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It wasn’t long till it was time to do a taste test. One man remained optimistic and inquired,

What could possibly go wrong?

They held hands, gulped and were instantly traumatised.

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Someone from behind-the-scenes told them that durian’s been known to smell like rotten flesh, and they puked.

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The unanimous verdict? They hilariously agreed that durians are a crime against humanity.

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Salted egg fish skin crisps = fish food

What do the Irish think about our salted egg obsession?

The volunteers received a packet of our famous salted egg fish skin crisps and said it was like fish food.

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But once they had a bite, they were very impressed.

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Prawn rolls = abomination

Prawns aren’t really a part of the Irish diet, so they had interesting thoughts about eating it for the first time.

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Some remained skeptical and asked if it was fit for human consumption.

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If you think about it, prawn rolls do resemble candles.

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Once they opened the lid and had a taste, they were in for a big surprise.

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Some were instantly converted — fans of the salty and spicy texture of the hae bee hiam within each roll.

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But others couldn’t handle the distinctive taste, grabbed a bin and puked once again.

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Herbal jelly’s secret prescription

The first thing they noticed about the herbal jelly were the words “secret prescription”. Not surprisingly, the phrase conjured thoughts about illnesses and medicine so they wondered what it cured and had very hilarious ideas.

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Once they opened the lid, they creatively described the jelly.

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It’s a bit unique for the Irish tastebuds, so they spent some time contemplating the flavour.

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Different cultures have different tastes, so we can’t blame them if they don’t like it.

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Spread the love for local snacks?

We can’t help but spread the love four our local favorites to our foreign friends. While we want them to feel the way we do, that’s not always going to be the end result.

They can’t help what they don’t like, but let’s give them an A+ for their effort in being willing to try new things.

What other snacks would you have liked to see them try?

Featured image from YouTube.