With every Chinese New Year comes a whole new lot of Chinese New Year goodies. From pineapple tarts to love letters and cashew nut cookies, the search for the tastiest festive treat never ends.
Here are our picks of some of the unique Chinese New Year goodies we think you should get this year. Do remember to buy or order them early before they are all sold out.
More healthy goodness comes in the form of nian gao at Hua Ting. Living up to its name, the nian gao contains eight different kinds of nutritious ingredients - green beans, black eye beans, horse beans, red beans, black beans, sago, barley and sweet corn. Not only does your nian gao taste good this year, they have health benefits as well. Hua Tin’s nian gao is sold at $32.80. You can buy the nian gao at Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel, Level Two, 442 Orchard Road. Make your orders at 67396666.
One of All Things Delicious’s best-seller, the orange-infused sugee cake is a fragrant cake infused with unwaxed orange zest and embedded with toasted almond nibs, making it a very nutty snack. Intricately decorated with orange glaze, the sugee cake is a very pretty and delicious snack that can be enjoyed at home, or given to relatives as a gift. All Thing’s Delicious’s orange-infused sugee cake is sold at $35 (seven-inch round cake) or $45 (nine-inch round cake). You can buy the cake here. Use the promo code HWCNY to claim $8 off a minimum spend of $50. Self collection will be in Katong.
It’s probably a tradition for many families to get together and battle it out in a game of mahjong during Chinese New Year. For the kids who can’t join in the adult fun, why not let them play with their own edible mahjong set? Made of lychee-flavoured white chocolate, the kids at the reunion dinner can have fun with the set and eat them after they get bored why you all can focus on the mahjong game. Ah Chocolat’s mahjong set is sold at $28.80. You can buy the mahjong set at Au Chocolat, Level One, Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue. Make your orders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 66887557.
This Chinese New Year, Cedele brings in a crunchy cornflake cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth interior, this limited edition special has you reaching into the tin for another cookie just to bite into the crunchiness of the cornflake and taste the sweet and soft sugee interior. Cedele’s cornflake cookies are sold at $19.80 per tin. You can buy the cornflake cookies at all Cedele outlets.
If you want a fresh new look for your pineapple tarts this year, try Cedele’s pineapple pocket pies.Made out of buttery pastry that will melt in your mouth the moment you taste it, the pocket pie if filled with a moist pineapple jam. This goody of one of Cedele’s best-sellers, so you might not want to miss buying it. Cedele’s pineapple pocket pies are sold at $21.80 per tin. You can buy the pineapple pocket pies at all Cedele outlets.
If you’re health conscious, the chestnut cake with osmanthus will be a great snack for you during Chinese New Year. Rich in osmanthus, the chestnut cake contains cooling properties that will be very good for you after a heaty reunion dinner with your family. Hua Ting’s chestnut cake with osmanthus is sold at $32.80. You can buy the cake at Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel, Level Two, 442 Orchard Road. Make your orders at 67396666.
Getting bored of the usual traditional love letters that you buy every year? Add a tinge of sweetness into it with the chocolate love letters.Covered with French milk chocolate and dusted with gold dust, the chocolate love letters not only look good, but taste fantastic as well. Antoinette’s chocolate love letters are sold at $20. You can buy the love letters at all Antoinette outlets. Make your orders at 62933121.
This candy tray will be perfect for you if you have kids or relatives who have lots of kids. Keep them occupied and happy with Candylicious’s Chinese New Year goodie tray filled with an assortment of treats like jelly beans, chocolates and gummies. Candylicious’s goodie tray is sold at $18 per tray. You can buy the tray at Candylicious, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-225 or Takashimaya, 391B Orchard Road, #B2-25/27.
With sweet golden pastry comes sweet wealth. Da Paolo Gastronomia’s rendition of the cronut is made to resemble the festive golden coin, gold dusted and filled with creamy egg custard. Not only does the golden coin crodo look rich, it tastes rich as well. Da Paolo’s golden coin crodo is sold at $5.80 per piece. You can buy the golden coin crodo at all Da Paolo Gastronomia outlets.
Here are all things nice and crunchy put together in three different types of cookies. Freshly baked and decorated in shaped of ingots and flowers, these cookies are fragrant, crunchy and very tasty. This will be a great Chinese New Year snack for small families. The mixed nuts, red dates and walnut cookie pastry is sold at $48 per box. You can buy the pastries at Jiang-Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel, Level Two, 190 Orchard Blvd. Make your orders at email@example.com or call 68317220 three days in advance.
A very popular snack at Goodwood Park, the “chiku” (arrowhead) chips are thin, crunchy and flaky, and not too salty. A good replacement for potato chips, these arrowhead chips will get you snacking with less guilt throughout Chinese New Year. The “chiku” chips is sold at $23.80 for one bottle. You can buy the chips at the deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road. Make your orders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 67301786.
Since mandarin oranges are a must-have during Chinese New Year, Goodwood Park Hotel has cleverly created a giant mandarin orange cake. The one kilogram orange pound cake is coated with white chocolate and icing, and can be opened up to review eight petite mandarin oranges handmade from dark chocolate. Cute, isn’t it? The Lucky Orange Delight is sold at $80 for one. You can buy the cake at the deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road. Make your orders at email@example.com or call 67301786.
No meal is ever complete without dessert, whether it is a birthday meal, celebratory meal, or even a reunion meal. Bring along the koi fish mango pudding decorated with fresh fruits to your reunion dinner for everyone to enjoy this year. It’s bound to be a favourite among relatives at your reunion dinner. Beaufort Hotel’s koi fish mango pudding is sold at $38. You can buy the pudding at Beaufort Hotel, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa. Make your orders at 63711414.
Chinese New Year is not complete unless you have a jar of pineapple tarts at home. If you love having more pineapple jam than pastry on your pineapple tarts, Pine Garden’s pineapple tarts has a generous amount of it on it’s rich and buttery pastry. The pineapple tarts are sold at $25 per jar. You can buy them at Pine Garden’s Cake, Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2369 and #01-2329. Make your orders at 64576159.
Tea and flower-infused desserts and cookies are getting more popular these days. Indulge in a fragrant mix of red tea and Roselle hibiscus flowers with crunchy almonds for a healthy and delicious snack amidst all the Chinese New Year visiting. Pine Garden’s red tea roselle cookies are sold at $17 per jar. You can buy them at Pine Garden’s Cake, Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2369 and #01-2329. Make your orders at 64576159.
Wow your guests with a unique Chinese New Year snack today that combines sweet and savoury to form a burst of flavour. The pork floss meringue, which mixes the French pastry and Chinese pork floss is a quirky yet delicious take by Antoinette that will tingle your palate and make you want more. Antoinette’s pork floss meringue is sold at $10. You can buy the pork floss meringue at all Antoinette outlets. Make your orders at 62933121.
The classic pineapple tarts can be a little boring sometimes. If you’re looking for a unique taste in your pineapple tarts this year, try out Prima Deli’s cheese pineapple tarts. These fun sized treats are filled with a sweet pineapple pulp mixed with a subtly salty parmesan cheese. Prima Deli’s cheese pineapple tarts are sold at $16.80 per tin. You can buy the cheese pineapple tarts at all Prima Deli outlets. Make your orders at 6276-3333 three days before collection.
Lazy to make your own glutinous rice this year? Get yours from Beaufort Hotel, which is generously topped with chinese and liver sausage, pork, dried shrimp and chinese mushroom. Flavourful and rich in ingredients, the glutinous rice will be a terrific snack to have in between meals and visitations. Beaufort Hotel’s fried glutinous rice with preserved meat is sold at $38. You can buy the glutinous rice at Beaufort Hotel, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa. Make your orders at 63711414.
Who said Chinese New Year goodies had to only be oriental cookies and tarts? Smoulder has came up with its own version of its Chinese New Year goody in form of its signature lava cake with mandarin orange, which will be a delightful mix of dark chocolate and oranges. Smoulder’s dark chocolate mandarin orange lava cake is sold at $2.80 per piece, $8.20 for three pieces, and $24 for nine pieces. You can buy the lava cakes at Raffles City Shopping centre #B1-68 and China Square Food Centre #01-04.
If you are looking for a nice gift to bring to your reunion dinner, the orange-cranberry scones will be the ideal choice. Soft and fragrant with bits of cranberries inside that you can instantly taste when you bite down on them, the scones are decorated with a unique Furoshiki cloth designed and hand-printed in Singapore. Made of 100 percent Japanese cotton in linen weave, the cloth can be reused in many ways after the scones are finished. All Things Delicious’s orange-cranberry scones are sold at $32 for six. You can buy the scones here http://andallthingsdelicious.com/how-to-order/. Use the promo code HWCNY to claim $8 off a minimum spend of $50. Self-collection will be in Katong.
If you have tried the traditional French galette before, you’re sure to like Carousel’s Singaporean twist to eh French cake. Flavoured which vanilla beans and cinnamon, the crisp puff pastry has sauteed pineapple and fragrant frangipani cream sandwiched in it. This will be a great house gift for relatives you’re visiting during the new year. Gourmet Carousel’s pineapple galette is sold at $52. You can buy the galette at Gourmet Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road. Make your orders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 65897788.