"Kiam kiam" (hokkein) means preserved fruits ie. sour plum, dried prunes or dried mangoes....
During my first few weeks of pregnancy, I stocked up ginseng sour plums and rasins in pill containers, and brought it wherever I go. Of course for morning sickness sake and you know, it can happen throughout the day! Though I overcome morning sickness with biscuit crackers, my taste bud still felt extremely blend.
Today I happened to pass by this provision shop selling tibits and snacks and did my 'shopping'!!! Now I have a lot of selections in my bag, home and office!
PS: I used to like crackers like Pringles, not anymore.