5 Love Letters to try this CNY 2016
Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and it is yet another season to binge on goodies! With relatives and friends visiting, no doubt it is important to get the best goodies to serve them. Thankfully, with so many roadshows around the island, we do not have to travel too far to get these goodies. For the pineapple tart lovers, we have already compiled a list of 10 Best Pineapple Tarts in Singapore. But that’s not all! Here is a list of 5 Love Letters that you should not miss for CNY 2016!
Address: 35 East Coast Road, Singapore 428754
Located at 35 East Coast Road is a bakery which was opened in 2004 and owned by a fellow Singaporean, Virginia Cheng. Together with her team, they strive to produce wholesome and truly homemade baked goods. For this Chinese New Year, Baker’s Well has prepared an extensive variety of goodies for you to choose from. For the love letters, they offer Traditional flavored, Charcoal flavored and Hei Bee Hiam flavored. The Hei Bee Hiam Love Letters ($23) are rather unique, as they are savory unlike the common ones which are sweet. The batter is mixed with spicy dried shrimp sambal, hence every mouth will be filled with the fragrant taste of hei bee hiam. The love letters are a little spicy, so be sure to keep them away from the young ones!
Address: 517 Jurong West Street 52, Singapore 640517
With a strong dedication to use the best quality ingredients in making delectable products, Kele Confectionary’s pineapple tarts were voted the best in Singapore. Not only do they have a good reputation for their pineapple tarts, Kele also has delectable love letters for those who prefer the traditional flavor. Cooked with an iron mold over a charcoal flame, their Premium Love Letters ($17.80) were made crispy with a fragrant eggy taste. We like!
Kee Wah Bakery
We bought from Takashimaya B2 Square
Kee Wah began as a small neighborhood grocery store on Shanghai Street in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. With the hard work and perseverance of Mr. Wong Yip Wing, the founder and his workers, the business began to grow in size, diversifying to include other products such as bridal cakes, mooncakes and seasonal goods like Chinese New Year products. Hong Kong style love letters are also different from the traditional ones, as they are light and flaky. Kee Wah Bakery offers 3 different flavours for their love letters. Their unique Coffee Love Letters ($21) stood out from the rest, as you could taste the fragrance from the butter, along with the sweet, coffee flavor. Their Butter Love Letters would also make a great choice for those who love butter.
Lavender Confectionery & Bakery
We bought from Takashimaya B2 Square
Lavender Confectionary & Bakery is a family-owned company, with several dining concepts located around Johor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are also proud of their time-honored traditions and skillfully crafted products such as their Traditional Love Letters ($18.80), which were made over charcoal stove. It is crispy, fragrant and the sweetness is just right. The best part is, the love letters were packed into small packages, with 6 rolls in each pack. This is to keep the rest air tight and maintaining the crispy quality, while you slowly savor one pack. They also have Pandan Love Letters sold at same price, but we felt that it was a tad too sweet for our liking.
Address: 31 Jalan Keli #03-01, Singapore 577931
Tel: 9222 2106
Founder, Madam Lai first started as a home based confectionary in Jakarta, Indonesia. Through word of mouth, her baked products began to gain popularity and in 1998, this was introduced to the Singaporeans. To those who frequent to Jakarta or have friends and relatives who do, you would have heard of or tasted her delicious homemade Kuih Lapis. Now with her extensive selection of snacks, Rasa Sayang also offers delectable Black Sesame Love Letters ($19). The aromatic black sesame seeds enhance the flavor of the eggy love letter, and it leaves a fragrant aftertaste. The love letter is also light and crispy, great to crunch on while watching CNY shows!
Hope you love our recommendations, do share with us your favourite love letters brand if you have any. We will also be sharing our favourite CNY goodies this week, stay tuned!