My grandparents' favorite local Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn usually has a plate of peanuts and a plate of pickled vegetables set out on the table after you sit down so you can snack when deciding what to order.
The peanuts had been "regular" peanuts, and I used to ignore them unless I was really hungry and needed a pre-dinner snack. But the past few times we have gone to dinner there, they have put out five spice boiled peanuts instead.
They are addictive.
I'm really glad they only give us a small plate of them, because I could probably eat them all night. And that wouldn't be a very good idea. But they were my favorite snack of today!