SunnyHills – Gourmet Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes
It’s time of the year to eat pineapple tarts again! I am real excited when Chinese New Year is coming. Not because of the collecting Ang Bao part, but the joy of buying CNY goodies.
All of you should know I am a pineapple tart fan. I still remembered during one of the Chinese New Year, I lost my voice after eating 8 bottles of pineapple tarts. Yes, that’s how much I love it. I don’t need bak kwa (barbecued pork), I don’t need egg rolls, I just need pineapple tarts.
Yesterday, a kind friend of mine offered to help me call up some popular confectionaries to order pineapple tarts for the new year when the bad news struck us. All of them are not taking any more orders for CNY! *traumatized*
Feeling very panicky and bothered, a little surprise appeared before me when I reached home: SUNNYHILLS PINEAPPLE CAKES!
You know, it’s like a gift from heaven. One moment when I thought I won’t be eating a single pineapple tarts this Chinese New Year, the next moment two complimentary boxes of pineapple tarts appeared before me! How lucky I am!
SunnyHills shouldn’t be a stranger to you (read my post last year). Set up in 2008 in Nantou, Taiwan, SunnyHills is a specialty bakery offering authentic and fresh pineapple cakes that are traditionally sourced, made and baked in Taiwan.
Eating the pineapple cake is like biting into a buttery smooth crust that crumbles into a dense, fibrous, rich, sweet pineapple centre. Each “yellow brick” is not too sweet and just nice for me! I love the crust especially, as it is very fragrant and buttery.
All Sunny Delights are made from Taiwanese indigenous pineapples, grown naturally and organically on the farm of SunnyHills Estate. Each pineapple takes 18 months to reach full maturity and it can only be used to make 6 or 7 cakes. So natural are these pineapples that the cakes either carry a mellow sweetness in the spring harvest, and a zestier tang in fall.
Premium New Zealand butter, Japanese gourmet flour, and the healthiest plump-yolked eggs all go into batter without additives or preservatives. The freshest, healthiest eggs and the best Japanese flour are combined and baked a crust that is especially fragrant.
The dialect for “pineapple” is “wang lai” – meaning prosperity arrives – an auspicious name that makes pineapple cake a favourite festive gift during Chinese New Year. This year, SunnyHills has introduced a collection of special gift sets designed to make gifting and sharing extra special.
Inspired by the Year of Dragon, the collection features artwork depicting the auspicious Chinese dragon in the full glory of the Dragon Dance – a traditional ceremonial dance performed during festivites for good luck.
Sunnyhills’ Festive Sets are available in box of 10, 15 or 20, and all boxes come packaged with the special festive lable, a SunnyHills Gift Card, and a handy festive bag.
Advance orders can be made until 7 January 2011, after which, orders will be accepted until sold out. So if you are interested, please order now, to avoid disappointment like me 🙁
Address: Raffles Hotel Arcade #03-05, 328 North Bridge Road
Ordering Hotline: +65 8522 9605
or order via email: [email protected]