It is no surprise that most people have a weakness for the pineapple tarts. Loved as a Luner New Year delicacy, their buttery crusts are filled with pineapple jam and are now increasingly enjoyed all year round. Pineapple has an enticing golden colo
It is thought that their success in this part of the world is owed to early Straits Chinese immigrants, who settled in the Malay Archipelago hundred of years ago. Known as Peranakans, they were influenced by Portuguese settlers in Malaysia, who were well-known for their pastries and tarts.
To celebrate Lunar New Year, Jurong Point held a search for Singapore’s most popular pineapple tart last Sunday!
Everyone and anyone can bring their favourite tarts (minimum 80 pieces) personally to JP on that day and they will receive a free goodie bag worth $88! What’s more, participants stand a chance to win up to $12,000 of prizes!
At the event, there are more than 100 different kinds of pineapple tarts! GOSH, being a pineapple tart fan, I seriously went crazy over it! They are either homemade or store-bought pineapple tarts and shoppers just have to spend $10 in a single receipt last Sunday and get 5 voting slips to enter into the tasting arena to sample the tarts.
So while everyone was searching for the best pineapple tarts, there was a Pineapple Tarts Baking Workshop and book-signing session by Rita Zahara and Chef Philip Chia. Unfortunately I can’t be here on time for this. But after the pineapple baking workshop, there are some fun activities such as getting the audience to mould a pretty pineapple tart!
Last activity was Pineapple Tart Eating Competition where 5 members of the public were asked to the stage to finish a plate of pineapple tarts within a certain time frame.
Where can we find the yummiest pineapple tart in Singapore?
1st Place: Kele Cakes & Cookies, 93 votes
2nd Place: Ang Kian Huat (homemade), 89 votes
3rd Place: Mary Lin (homemade), 83 votes
4th Place: Agin Anastacia Anni (homemade), 74 votes
5th Place: Ho Leng Leng (homemade by mother), 73 votes
Congratulations Kele Cakes & Cookies for crowning the best pineapple tart by Jurong Point! It is unfortunate that the other pineapple tarts are homemade, so can’t buy them! Thank you Jurong Point for the invite!