We featured the GST: 25 common food items with 6% tax list last month, and there’s more to come. Now is the great time for you to stock up on your pantry as here’s 100 common food items that will be more expensive as of 1 April:

1. Agar-agar

2. Marinaded chicken


3. Biscuit


4. Cashew nut


5. Canned mushroom


6. Chin chow (cincau)


7. Cherry assorted


8. Chicken curry paste


9. Chicken frankfurter (sausage)


10. Chicken stock cube


11. Chocolate chips


12. Chocolate rice


13. Corn oil


14. Cocoa powder


15. Cooking chocolate


16. Corn flour


17. Cream of chicken/mushroom soup


18. Vinegar


19. Burger patty


20. Fish sauce


21. Instant drink (barley/ginger/barley lemon)


22. Instant porridge


23. Canned corn


24. Pickle


25. Almond nut

26. Mixed vegetable (frozen)


27. Tofu

28. Walnut

29. Canned chicken curry

30. Anchovies cube

31. Canned pineapple cube

32. Tomyam cube

33. Fruit cocktail

34. Cordial

35. Concentrated creamer

36. Canned laychee

37. Honey

38. Macaroni

39. Wonton noodle

40. Milo (regular and 3-in-1)

41. Ice-cream potong

42. Pau

43. Spring roll

44. Pizza

45. Plain bun

46. Pasta sauce

47. Sandwich

48. Assorted keropok

49. Assorted cooking seasoning

50. Yogurt

51. Potato starch

52. Pure sesame oil

53. Yeast

54. Canned rambutan

55. Rojak paste

56. Cake

57. Prawn sambal

58. Self-raising flour

59. Doughnut

60. Soo Hoon


61. Chilli sauce


62. Plum sauce


63. Oyster sauce


64. Tomato sauce


65. Spaghetti


66. Croissant


67. Cereal


68. Sunflower oil


69. Milk


70. Condensed milk


71. Assorted balls


72. Carbonated drinks


73. Canned drinks


74. Ice-cream


75. Cili giling


76. Baking powder


77. Aji-No-Moto


78. Cheese


79. Drinking water


80. Essences (baking flavouring)


81. Fish balls

82. Glucose


83. Horlicks

84. Instant Tomyam paste

85. Jam

86. Kaya

87. Longan (canned)

88. Margerine

89. Nescafe

90. Olive oil


91. Potato fries

92. Peas (processed)

93. Rendang paste

94. Tuna (canned)

95. Chicken nuggets

96. Sugar (with the exceptions of cubes, refined sugar, and granulated sugar)

97. Instant noodle

98. Soy sauce

99. Cili boh

100. Coconut cream

For a complete list of taxable and non-taxable goods, download the GST List by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. It could be useful the next time you go for grocery shopping.

So what are tax-free? Check out 15 most common GST-free food items

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