• Samantha Chiew

8 treats to munch on this CNY season in Singapore


The Lunar New Year is here again! And apart from holding your hands out to receive ang pows, I know for a fact that many of you will also be reaching your hands out for those festive treats.

Here are some that we have compiled and think are worth the calories!

1. Pineapple Ingot Tarts ($38 per box of 10 pieces), Goodwood Park Hotel

Chinese New Year is never complete without some buttery pineapple tarts. These tarts from Goodwood Park may be a little on the pricey side, but I’ve personally never had such amazing pineapple tarts. And you’d literally be eating gold, as every tart is topped with a gold flake!

2. Mandarin Orange Pound Cake ($16.80++ per loaf/$4++ per slice), Park Hotel Alexandra

Here’s a sweet twist to the mandarin orange everyone’s going to be eating during the season. You’d be able to get this at The Coffee Belt in Park Hotel Alexandra. This dense pound cake that’s chock full of candied mandarin orange peel is available for dine-in or takeaway to impress your guests at home.

3. Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps & Potato Crisps ($7 per $125g pack), The Golden Duck

The salted egg yolk trend in Singapore is not showing any signs of slowing down. I know many of you would queue hours for Irvin’s, but I personally prefer The Golden Duck. This is the best snack for you to munch on while watching a lion dance performance. Plus, The Golden Duck will be releasing a limited-edition gold packaging for these treats, making it great for gifting too!

4. Chinese New Year Chiffon Cake (from $5 to $35, depending on size of cake), Andaz Singapore

Whenever, I’m invited to or hosting a pot luck event, I would always choose to get a whole pandan chiffon cake. That’s because I know it’s something that most people would eat and there hardly would be any leftovers. Andaz Singapore is introducing their beautifully decorated version of the cake that’s sure to get the approval of your uncles and aunties. It even has edible gold, HUAT AH!! Don’t forget to place your orders early (at least 2 days in advance), as last order date is on 26 February.

5. Smokey Bakwa Cookies ($19.80, offer price: $17.82), Old Seng Choon

I’ve always enjoyed myself some Bakwa (Dried meat jerky) during the Chinese New Year season, but it can be quite oily and too eating too much of it will bound to give you a sore throat. Luckily for us, Old Seng Choon has Bakwa flavoured cookies that has a good hint of smokiness with some buttery notes. Check out also Old Seng Choon’s other quirky flavoured cookies, such as Bak Kut Teh, laksa and Cereal Prawn.

6. XO Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts ($29.91), Bakerzin

Here’s a boozy rendition of the traditional pineapple tarts by Bakerzin. The wolfberry pineapple tarts are soaked in premium XO and is sure to give you another reason to be excited for the festive season. For those of you who would like to play it safe, Bakerzin’s regular Assorted Pineapple Tarts ($22.24) are also pretty tasty.

7. Salted Egg yolk Kue Lapis (from $24 to $90), depending on size of cake, Ollella

Did you know that Ollella’s original spiced kue lapis that follows a 60-year-old recipe using premium Dutch butter sold out in 2 weeks last Chinese New Year? So we’re quite confident that people will also be queuing up for Singapore’s first ever Salted Egg Yolk Kue Lapis. If you’re over the salted egg yolk trend, there’re also other flavours, such as Prune Rum, Nutella, Original Spiced and Butter Kue Lapis.

8. Bah-Whooo Chicken Floss Cake ($15, offer price: $13), Ah Mah Homemade Cake

We absolutely loved Ah Mah’s Original ($8) and Cheese ($11) soft and pillowly cakes. But there’s more to love this Chinese New Year with their Bah-Whooo Chicken Floss Cake. Available only till 28 February, faster get yourself down to any of their outlets to get your hand on this cake that is topped with a generous amount of chicken floss, layered with artisanal mayonnaise, roasted white sesame seeds and even more chicken floss.

Wishing all our readers a Happy Chinese New Year and happy holidays! Huat ahhh!!!!

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