Best Chinese New Year Goodies You Must Try in Singapore
January 16, 2024
Chinese New Year will never be complete without days/weeks (and maybe a whole month) of stuffing yourself with irresistible goodies! Check out these alluring goodies and try not to drool all over your mobile devices!
What do you look for in pineapple tarts? For me, I like my pineapple tarts buttery and flaky, and packed with a pineapple filling that has a perfect balance of sweetness and sourness. As I grow older, I don’t want to waste my calories on bad pineapple tarts.
Freshly baked daily with fresh ingredients and no preservatives, Ding’s Bakery’s pineapple tarts come in three variations — the award-winning Premium Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tarts, Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, and Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pineapple Ball (French Butter). I really like the Pineapple Tart (Ball) because they are small enough to fit into my mouth, so there’s no need to worry about crumbs falling all over the place! I am very sure that you can’t stop at just one piece, or even one bottle!
Perfect for gifting, their Premium Hae Bee Hiam (Sambal Prawn Cracker), Melt-In-Your-Mouth Kueh Bangkit and Crispy Salted Egg Crab Stick will also earn praises from both the young and old.
In 2024, Ding Bakery is dropping 34 spanking new products! Look forward to Crispy Tiger Prawn Sticks (Ma La) which are extremely spicy, and not for the weak hearted, Premium Roasted Coffee Butter Cookies which are forecasted to be the next bestseller, and Ondeh Ondeh ball with real Gula Melaka coconut shreds. All CNY goodies do not contain pork or lard.
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Enjoy FREE delivery on orders above $100! You can also request for 90-minute same-day express delivery.
Pineapple Tarts Singapore
Fancy some melt-in-your-mouth pineapple tarts? Look no further than Pineapple Tarts Singapore which has introduced a wide variety of unique pineapple tarts that hold surprises. Available are the signature original flavour and contemporary flavours such as Cheese (Cheezylicious), Salted Egg Yolk (YOlkLO), Mala (SIAO LA), Charcoal Truffle(Double Truffle) and Nyonya. There is truly something for everyone. pineappletarts.sg Our favourite is definitely the classic Original flavour which promises a buttery pastry and a pineapple filling with just the right amount of sweetness. It won all our hearts, and we couldn’t stop raving about them!
You can get their tarts at their store in Thomson V Two, or via http://pineappletarts.sg. Same-day islandwide delivery is available, and they can deliver on-demand (within 60 minutes) as well.
Wang Lai Bakery
Wang Lai Bakery is a familiar brand to regulars at the annual Chinese New Year bazaar in Chinatown. Even though there is no CNY bazaar this year, you still can get a piece of their goodies online, while stocks last!
Carrying on the tradition for four generations since 1968, they still hand make all orders despite the sheer number of orders they receive.
This year, they have four types of pineapple tarts going at an extremely affordable price of $19.90 per bottle(for pre-orders before 31 January 2021). Take your pick from the fully wrapped pastry pineapple tarts in original, cheese, premium cranberry flavour, or the traditional open-face Nyonya pineapple tarts.
The crumbly pastry has a strong buttery fragrance that keeps you coming back for more! Be prepared for a beautiful mess as you take a bite of the pineapple tart. If you’re worried about it being too sweet, you can be assured that it won’t be the case with Wang Lai Bakery’s pineapple tarts.
Enjoy early bird promotions of 30% off all goodies for pre-orders before 31 January 2021. Head over to their website at cnygoodies.com.sg to place your orders now!
Crystal Jade Group is celebrating sweet reunions this year with four Celebratory Reunion Festive Cakes — Prosperity Carrot Cake ($23.80*/$29.80), Abundance Yam Cake ($23.80*/$29.80), Huat Pineapple Longan Jelly ($19.80*/$23.80), Fortune Glutinous Cake ($20.80*/$26.80). These sweet and savoury creations are best enjoyed with loved ones, and will put a smile on the faces of both young and old. If you will like the best of all four worlds, go for the Eternal Bliss Festive Cake Platter ($42.80*/$49.80) which features all four cakes in an elegant box. This platter makes for a great gift for the joyous season as well.
Takeaway goodies can be pre-ordered online at estore.crystaljade.com and outlets from now till 25 February 2024, and are available for pick up from select outlets from 19 January to 25 February 2024. Jadeite and UOB Cardmembers can enjoy *prices on orders placed before 19 January 2024, and an 8% discount on orders placed from 19 January to 25 February 2024.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Xin Cuisine has long been known for their delightful Lunar New Year creations and this year, the highly-raved Xin’s Nian Gao with Coconut Sauce($53), which will have your guests grinning from ear to ear after just one bite, is back once again! The nian gao requires just a quick dip into a nice simple batter that guests can whip up easily at home, and a speedy fry in hot oil, and you’re all set! We especially love the gorgeous pairing of fragrant coconut sauce which accentuates the subtle sweetness of the soft niao gao.
Loyal fans of Xin Cuisine will also be pleased to learn that Xin’s Signature Radish Cake with Preserved Meat($59) and Xin’s Signature Yam and Pumpkin Cake($53) are making a comeback as well. There’s a reason why these two items are the signatures here! All the goodies are crafted in-house and made with top quality ingredients.
Xin Cuisine’s Chinese New Year Takeaways are available for order on singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/eshop from now till 21 February 2024, for collection/delivery from 3 January 2024 to 24 February 2024. Enjoy a 15% discount on orders placed before 21 Feb 2024.
Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore
Perfect for gifting this Lunar New Year are a range of beautifully-packaged sweets and snacks from Pan Pacific Orchard. A standout in this collection is the multi-layered Ingot-shaped Nian Gao with Soya Bean Crisps ($58+/Portion), a treat that reimagines the classic nian gao with a luxurious kueh lapis twist. Each layer of the soft, subtly sweet nian gao is meticulously crafted, then carefully chilled to set its distinctive ingot shape, symbolising prosperity and good fortune.
Don’t miss the Golden Kumquat Coins ($35+/ 300gm) featuring tangy kumquat jam encased in a rich buttery crust, the fragrant Almond Coconut Florentine ($20+/165gm) which is a marriage of melt-in the-mouth sugee cookie and crunchy florentine, and the traditional Pineapple Tarts ($35+/500gm) which hold the perfect levels of sweetness and tartness.
The Lunar New Year goodies are available for pre-order online, and for collection/purchase at the lobby of Pan Pacific Orchard on level 2 from 22 January to 24 February 2024. Pre-order of three days in advance is required.
Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore
Address: 10 Claymore Rd, Singapore 229540
Phone: +65 6991 6888
Pan Pacific Singapore
This Lunar New Year, Hai Tien Lo presents a myriad of enchanting sweet and savoury Lunar New Year delights perfect for family gatherings or festive gifting. Impress your guests as you present them everlasting favourites such as the Chinese Turnip Cake with Preserved Meat and Dried Shrimp in Bamboo Basket, Pineapple Rounds, Abundance Chocolate Pralines, Caramel Walnuts with Sesame Seeds, and Seaweed Chicken Floss Rolls. If you’re looking to jazz up your collection of classic treats, go for the Matcha White Chocolate Cookies, and Chinese Walnut Cookies, which are making their debut this festive season. We have always loved the Lunar New Year goodies from Hai Tien Lo and are confident that any, and all treats that you pick will earn praises from both the young and old.
Place an order at https://panpacificsingapore.oddle.me/en_SG for collection and delivery between 18 January to 24 February 2024 at the hotel’s Lunar New Year Booth on Level 3 (beside Hai Tien Lo) from 10:00am to 8:00pm (excluding 9 February 2024 – collection before 5pm). Visit
https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/offers/cny-2024.html to check out the latest promotions.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Phone: +65 6336 8111
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Sweeten up the Lunar New Year with an array of tantalising festive goodies from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. Their well-loved buttery Golden Nian Gao Tarts ($35nett/box of 8) are back again, in 4 different flavours! The 3 signature flavours making a return this year are Yam, Pineapple Paste, and Purple Sweet Potato, and the latest addition to this incredible line-up is the Golden Pandan Nian Gao Tart with Gula Melaka and Grated Coconut. We absolutely adore the newly curated flavour which is amazingly fragrant and beyond addictive. We look forward to these dainty creations every year, and they never disappoint!
There are also made-to-order Koi Fish desserts ($60nett) that are almost too pretty to cut into. These sweet desserts taste just as good as they look, and come in three different flavours to enjoy – classic traditional Nian Gao, refreshing Osmanthus Water Chestnut Cake, and Fresh Mango Pudding.
Guests can pre-order online at https://celebratorydelights.com/cny“>https://celebratorydelights.com/cny or visit the Lunar New Year booth located at the Hotel’s Forecourt from 4 January 2024. Enjoy 20% early bird discount with promo code “WH20”, valid from now until 21 January 2024 or get 15% regular discount with promo code “WH15”, valid from 22 January to 21 February 2024.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Sing Swee Kee
Sing Swee Kee Chicken Rice Restaurant sits in Seah Street, the traditional Hainanese enclave(海南三街) of Singapore. Over the years, the brand has become synonymous with delectable Hainanese cuisine, and popular highlights include their signature chicken rice and other specialty Hainanese dishes such as rice balls, pork chop and mutton soup.
This Lunar New Year, they have rolled out a new range of festive cookies that are inspired by their most iconic dishes!
The savoury-sweet Hainanese Chicken Rice Cookies capture the essence and complex flavours of the eponymous dish in a delightful bite-sized form. The cookies are fragrant, and you can pick out hints of ginger and garlic. The Hainanese Kueh Cookies 意粑饼 is an exotic combination of coconut, peanuts, sesame, treacly gula melaka, and a hint of spicy ginger. This unique sweet treat pays homage to the Southeast Asian roots of Hainanese culinary heritage.
The Hainanese Kopitiam (“coffeeshop”) culture has also led to the birth of Teh C (tea with evaporated and condensed milk) Cookies, Kopi Cookies, and Kaya Cookies. Try all three flavours in one sitting to enjoy the flavours of a true Singapore-style breakfast! Sing Swee Kee also offers pineapple tarts made with high quality butter and moist pineapple filling.
The cookies and tarts are available in-store or online from 15 January 2024. Don’t miss their BUY 5 GET 1 FREE PROMO!
Traditional treats get a luxurious update at Fyre. The modern snack-maker has a line of three bak kwa, made using premium ingredients and cooked with updated methods. Making a grand return is the popular Lycheewood Pineapple Bak Kwa, which gets sold out every year. Hand-grated pineapples are added into the marination process, not just to add natural sweetness, but to also act as a natural tenderiser. The result is an exceptionally soft, smoky-sweet slice unlike any you can find.
The signature Lycheewood 1945 uses prime cuts of pork jowl and loin to yield a juicier bite without feeling fatty. Each slice then gets coated in a proprietary mix – made with some 36 different spices – for over a month to ensure full infusion of flavour, before getting smoked with lychee wood (a method commonly used to prep Peking ducks) and finished over the charcoal grill to earn a glossy sheen.
For those who prefer a bolder profile, opt for the fiery Lycheewood Mala Xiang Guo made using quality Sichuan peppercorns. The special tongue-numbing spice blend makes this a unique and addictive snack to enjoy. Orders can be placed at https://fyresg.com.
Looking for a one-stop shop to get all your Chinese New Year goodies this year? 黄梨家(pineapplertart.com) is just about the perfect place! Their extensive selection, which is 100% handmade with zero preservatives, will definitely earn praises and compliments from your guests. From traditional goodies such as pineapple tarts and kueh bangkit, to contemporary ones such as salted egg popiah cracker and mala crab stick cracker, PineappleTart has something for everybody.
Must-haves include the delightful Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, award-winning Kueh Bangkit, and addictive Premium Spicy Hae Bee Hiam Roll. PineappleTart offers three flavours of Kueh Bangkit — Gula Melaka and Pandan, which are deeply inspired by the Peranakan culture, and Original. All 3 flavours are really delicious! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Order now at https://pineappletart.com/ and enjoy free delivery on orders above $88.
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Hong Kong Mei Xin Cookies
Hong Kong Mei Xin Cookies is set to celebrate Chinese New Year with a bounty of sweet festive goodies, wrapped up in tin gift boxes that make for delightful presents for friends, family or yourself! A must-have is the Original Eggrolls Gift Box. This wholesome and yummy simple classic is made with French butter, fresh eggs, and quality flour. The Petite Eggrolls Gift Box offers a more diverse range of flavours that includes coconut, chocolate and matcha.
Liven up your selection of goodies with the Hearty Butter Pastries Gift Set that comes with crunchy caramelised pastries in flavours of original, coconut, maple syrup and hazelnut, and the Mille-Feuille Gift Set, a collection of handcrafted, buttery treats topped with almonds available in 3 flavours — original, chocolate and hazelnut. Can’t decide on one? The Pastries Trio Deluxe ($38.80) includes both pastries, and an assortment of cookies which also has its own gift sets. There’s even the “Fat Choy” Pastries Gift Box that sports an eye-catching design in the form of a giant mahjong tile!
We wish you a year of sweet beginnings as you strengthen the familial ties with your family over these wonderful treats. Remember to drink enough water after each round of snacks and stay healthy and safe!