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Quiz: How well do you remember your Hong Kong childhood snacks?

By Ching Yuen 17 June 2020

Based on a humour article by Jenny Leung and Catharina Cheung

Childhood is made up of a lot of little things: trips to the playground, cartoons, and, of course, childhood snacks. From sweet treats to savoury bites, candies to gummies, there is a multitude of snacks available on the shelves of Hong Kong convenience stores and tuck shops. Some of these snacks are almost extinct nowadays, but they will forever live on in our memories. Do they live in yours?

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With modern convenience stores popping up left, right, and centre around Hong Kong, many si doh (traditional tuck shops) have had no choice but to shut down, taking with them a myriad of local sweets and snacks that all Hongkongers once loved in their childhood. With a bit of luck, you can still get most of these treats in supermarkets, online shops, or at one of the few remaining si doh in Hong Kong. Here are some of the most popular snacks that you might want to add to your shopping list. Get ready for a stroll down memory lane and ask yourself: How familiar are you really with these nostalgic Hong Kong snacks? Take our interactive quiz and find out!

Be honest: How many of these trivia questions on nostalgic childhood snacks did you get right? Take our quiz again if you want to take another stab at a better score, or share this quiz with your friends and see how well they remember their Hong Kong childhood faves!

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Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!

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