10 Quick and Easy Party Snacks | Malaysian Local Snacks Included

You were so busy thinking about what to wear, you forgot to make the party snacks! What are you going to do? We gotchu. In this article, we will share some of the quickest and easiest party snacks that you can prepare in under 1 hour. We all know how popular Malaysia is when it comes to their food, so we have included some local snacks that you’ll love too!

1. Delicious Bacon Cheese Roll Toast

The toast that will make your guest go ‘umph’! It’s so easy. You just put the ingredients together like any ordinary sandwich, roll it up with a sexy bacon slice and cook it!

  • 2 slices Toast
  • Pork floss
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 slice Cheese
  • 2 Egg
  • Salad
  • 2 slices Bacon

Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients.

Step 2: Remove the 4 sides of the toast. Beat the eggs and fry them.

Step 3: Spread the salad dressing.

Step 4: Cover the surface with pork floss.

Step 5: Place one slice of cheese on top.

Step 6: Then cover it with fried eggs.

Step 7: Place one slice of toast on top.

Step 8: Cut in the middle.

Step 9: Wrap it with bacon.

Step 10: Spread egg yolk on it.

Step 11: Put it in the air fryer.

Step 12: At 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

“You may get the recipe here

2. Crunchy Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik)

apam balik peanut pancake

This Malaysian Street Snack is the ‘bomb’, because it’s an explosion of flavor! Malaysians love their ‘Apam Balik’, and let me tell you, if you make this and bring it to a party, they’re going to be really delighted. Also an easy recipe! Throw the ingredients onto the pancake better, flip to a side and you’re done!

  • Eggs
  • 70 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 450 g Water
  • 20 g Corn Flour
  • 80 g Rice Flour
  • 200 g Self Raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
Method :

Step 1: Whisk eggs and caster sugar together. Then add cooking oil, water and whisk again. Sieve corn flour, rice flour, self raising flour, baking soda into the mixture and mix well.

Step 2: Filter the mixture and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Heat a pan at lowest heat and spread 1 scoop of mixture into it. Make a quick turn to make the layer as thin as possible.

Step 4: Add coarse sugar, a small piece of butter, roasted peanut nibs, cream corn sugar (canned) and flip half of the pancake when it turns brownish.

“You may get the recipe here

3. Easy Baked Shrimp Toast

Easy Baked Shrimp Toast
Image Credit : delightfulplate

The way the butter and mayo has been melted on the toast, is how your heart is going to melt when you take a bite! All you gotta do is mix the ingredients together, spread the mixture on the toast and bake it! You can choose which type of bread you like best for this recipe.

  • 6 oz shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions (about 2 stalks of scallions)
  • black pepper
  • baguette or ciabatta (see notes)
  • basil, chiffonade
Method :

Step 1:Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 2:Chop shrimps or process in a food chopper into small pieces. Don’t process into a paste. Mix shrimps with mayonnaise, melted butter, grated garlic, scallions and a generous amount of black pepper.

Step 3:Slice ciabatta or baguette in half horizontally, or cut baguette into thin slices. Each slice/half should not be thicker than 1 inch.

Step 4:Spread the shrimp mixture on the cut side of the bread. Place into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the top is golden and bread is crispy.

Step 5:Remove bread from the oven. Sprinkle fresh basil and serve immediately.

Recipe credit: delightfulplate

4. Thick Chocolate Mochi Ball

Thick Chocolate Mochi Ball

A combination of the pillowy sweet outer and rich creamy chocolate centre results in one of the most indulgent squidgy truffles. Who knew truffles could be made this easy?

  • 40 g Tapioca flour
  • 20 g Cocoa powder
  • 100 g Glutinous rice flour
  • 120 g Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 40 g Unsalted butter
  • 40 g Chocolate chips
Method :

Step 1: Mix the glutinous rice flour and tapioca flour together.

Step 2: Add in cocoa powder, white granulated sugar and chocolate chips. Stir them well.

Step 3: Pour in the egg and melted butter then stir well.

Step 4: Add a small amount of milk several times to form a dough.

Step 5: Sprinkle a little glutinous rice flour on the table, put the dough on top and continue to knead.

Step 6: Cut the kneaded dough into small pieces, 20g per piece.

Step 7: Brush butter and put baking paper on the baking tray, preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

Step 8: Finally put the chocolate mochi in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

“You may get the recipe here

5. Deviled Strawberries

Deviled Strawberries
Image Credit : instrupix

If you want to go for a sophisticated kind of bite-sized snack, the Deviled Strawberries is a great idea! You can bring this to the party, and I bet it will be finished in less than 5 minutes. It‘s called ‘Deviled’ because the strawberry is stuffed with filling. The filling is made of simple ingredients like cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and a few other components to pack some flavor. 

  • 18-24 large strawberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
Method :

Step 1: Prep the strawberries by cutting off the stems and slicing them in half. Next, cut a small sliver off of the back of each strawberry half so that they sit up straight. Then use a small melon baller to carefully hollow out the middle (you don’t need to take out much, just make a small enough indent so that the cream cheese filling doesn’t slide off). *Pictorial Above *

Step 2: Place the softened cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a medium sized mixing bowl (DO NOT add the heavy whipping cream). Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Step 3: In a different medium sized mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).

Step 4:Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well incorporated.

Step 5: Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture (I used a star tip), and pipe it onto each sliced strawberry.

Step 6: Finish with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

Step 7: Serve and enjoy!

Recipe credit: instrupix

6. Crispy Banana Grilled Toast

Crispy Banana Grilled Toast
Image Credit : myweekendplan(facebook)

Oh sweet lord of toasts. This is superb! Sugar and melted butter is brushed over the bananas that are layered on a toast spread with egg. Popped into the oven and they are ready to be ‘chowed’ down!

  • A little sugar
  • 10 g Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Toast
  • 1 Egg
Method :

Step 1: Melt the butter.

Step 2: Cut the banana into pieces.

Step 3: Beat the eggs, and spread the egg liquid onto the toast.

Step 4: Place the banana pieces onto the bread, brush the surface with melted butter, and sprinkle some sugar on top. Place it into the preheated oven at 180 degrees and bake for 15 minutes!

“You may get the recipe here

7. Vegetable Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Vegetable Spring Rolls Popiah
Image Credit : indianambrosia

Another famous Malaysian tea time snack also known as ‘Popiah’. These crispy spring rolls are filled with an assortment of vegetables such as carrots, cabbage and onions. They are best eaten with chili sauce or ketchup. 

  • 20 spring roll wrappers, defrosted and covered with a damp tea towel
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup carrot, cut into long strips
  • 2 bunches spring onions, whites and greens separated and chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot chilli sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in 2 tbsp water (for sealing the rolls) and 1 tsp for mixing in the veggies
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • sea salt to taste
Method :

Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add garlic followed by the veggies (except the spring onion greens).

Step 2: Tip in white pepper, vinegar, soy sauce, hot chilli sauce, salt and the single teaspoonful of cornflour. Toss the vegetables on high heat for 2 minutes. Once the veggie mixture is ready, let it cool down completely. Mix in the spring onion greens set aside earlier.

Step 3: Now, assemble the spring rolls. Carefully peel off one wrapper and place a spoonful of filling on a sheet. Roll up halfway, then fold the sides and continue rolling. Seal the roll with the cornflour dissolved in water: take some of the sludge on your finger, apply on the edges of the open side and close the flap tightly. Once all the rolls are assembled, they are ready for frying.

Step 4: Heat oil in a wok (there should be enough to cover the rolls completely) to medium high. Drop the rolls one by one in the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown. Turn them once or twice while they are frying.

Step 5: Take the rolls out on absorbent kitchen paper and serve hot with any sauce of your choice or ketchup.

Recipe credit: indianambrosia

8. Golden Shrimp Puffs

Golden Shrimp Puffs
Image Credit : rotinrice

These Shrimp fritters are about to go missing in a matter of minutes! They are crispy and so scrumptious. Dip it in some sauce for added flavor. Plus, they only take less than 30mins to make! It’s foolproof and a great choice if you’re in a hurry but still want something delish!

  • 24 large shrimp (peeled and deveined, with tails intact) (425g)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper

Ingredients – Batter:

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (75g)
  • ½ cup (65g) rice flour + ¼ cup (33g) for dredging
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water (120ml)
Method :

Step 1: Combine shrimp, salt, sugar, and ground white pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.

Step 2: Crack eggs into another bowl. Break up the yolk with a fork or whisk. Add all-purpose flour, rice flour, baking powder, salt, and ½ cup (120ml) water. Stir to mix into a smooth batter.

Step 3: Heat 1 inch vegetable oil in a small pan. Place ¼ cup (33g) rice flour in a shallow bowl.

Step 4: Holding shrimp by the tail, dredge in rice flour. Then dip in batter and gently lower shrimp into hot oil. Repeat. Fry in batches. Do not over crowd pan.

Step 5: Fry shrimp puffs turning occasionally until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes each batch. Remove and drain on metal strainer.

Step 6: Serve immediately with sweet chili sauce.

Recipe credit: rotinrice

9. Sesame Ball (Jian Dui)

Sesame Ball Jian Dui
Image Credit : gingybite

By using just 4 ingredients, you can prepare these chewy, glutinous balls that are coated with sesame seeds. The filling inside is customizable which makes it even more cool! Suggested fillings are:

  • Peanut paste
  • Lotus seed paste
  • Red bean paste
  • Mung bean paste

A favourite by both children and adults, you will see happy smiles as your guests munch on these! 

  • 100g glutinous rice flour
  • 85g hot water
  • 120g lotus paste/ red bean paste
  • white sesame seeds
Method :

Step 1: Mix flour and hot water until form a smooth dough.

Step 2: Divide the dough into 8 equal portions, around 23g each.

Step 3: Divide the lotus paste into 8 equal portions, around 15g each.

Step 4: Flatten dough and wrap in a portion of lotus paste.

Step 5: Drop the ball into sesame seeds and roll to coat well (pat the ball with some water if it doesn’t stick to the sesame seeds).

Step 6: Deep fry the sesame balls with medium heat until golden brown.

Recipe credit: gingybite

10. Nacho Tower

Ok we all know and love Nachos, but a tower of Nachos? Oh man this is going to be a hit! Made with of course Nachos, beef, onions, tomato and a few more components to pack a punch, just a piece of this will make your guests pleased. They would love especially pulling the nachos out as the cheese is stretched. Yum!



  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 c. diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Cholula® Original Hot Sauce


  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Cholula® Original Hot Sauce
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1 lb. sour cream
  • 1 (12-oz.) bag thick tortilla chips
  • 1 (15.5-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cholula® Original Hot Sauce, for drizzling
Method :


Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.


Step 1: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no pink remains, about 6 minutes. Drain excess fat, then add garlic, cumin, paprika, and Cholula hot sauce, and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Step 1: In a medium pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk, then continue to cook over medium, stirring constantly until thickened, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in Cholula hot sauce and cheddar. Season with salt and pepper.


Step 1:
Set aside ½ cup of the pico de gallo, ½ cup of the shredded cheese, and ½ cup of the sour cream, for garnishing the nachos.

Step 2: In the bottom of a 110-oz. tin can, spread a thin layer of cheese sauce. Using a ¼ of the tortilla chips, make an even layer of chips over the cheese sauce. Top with ⅓ of the remaining cheese sauce, ⅓ of the cooked beef, ⅓ of the black beans, ⅓ of the shredded cheese, ⅓ of the remaining pico de gallo, and ⅓ of the remaining sour cream. Drizzle with Cholula.

Step 3: Repeat layering the chips, cheese sauce, beef, black beans, remaining shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and Cholula two more times. Layer the remaining nacho chips on top.

Step 4: Place a dinner plate on top of the can and carefully flip over and slowly remove the tin from the nachos, leaving a nacho tower behind. Top the nacho tower with the reserved sour cream, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. Drizzle with Cholula before serving.

Recipe credit: delish

Woohoo! It’s time to get prepping! Hope you enjoy your party *winks*

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