10 Unique Chinese New Year Snacks & Goodies In Singapore, From Nasi Lemak Cookies, Ondeh Ondeh Cookies To Purple Sweet Potato Pineapple Tarts
If you are searching for delicious and unique Chinese New Year goodies for gifting this Chinese New Year, look no further.
Many of these familiar CNY snacks such as Pineapple Tarts and cookies are given a local twist, and you will find yourself reaching out for more Nasi Lemak Cookies (from HarriAnns Nonya Table), Laksa Cookies (Home’s Favourite), Ondeh Ondeh Cookies (Baker’s Brew) to Purple Sweet Potato Pineapple Tart (KELE).
For more elaborate gifts for the family or office, check out the exclusive Koi Fish design with premium package from GODIVA, and elegant boxes from Emperor, Okuraya and Isabelle.
How about tins with your own Chinese surname on it?
All these CNY goodies and gifts can all be found at Suntec City and the Robinsons Chinese New Year Fair located at the East Atrium. A sneak peek of what you can look forward to:
Crystal Jade My Bread
Suntec City Fountain Court #B1-114
Tel: +65 6835 7363
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
One of the brands under Crystal Jade, My Bread specialises in a unique range of Hong Kong-inspired-confectionery products, and visually captivating Western cakes, pastries and breads.
For the ultimate cake sampler, order the Eternal Bliss Platter ($38.80) consisting of 5 different cakes: Prosperity Carrot Cake, Abundance Yam Cake, Golden Osmanthus Chrysanthemum Cake, Auspicious Red Dates Coconut Cake, and Fortune Glutinous Rice Cake.
These cakes are also available individually.
Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tart ($20.80)
Its signature Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tart ($20.80) is a creative hybrid of a pineapple tart and a bo lo pao (baked pineapple bun).
This is akin to a mini “Bo Lo Bun” with sugary top crust and buttery soft dough; the inside with generous filling of sweet pineapple jam. A must-have for this CNY.
HarriAnns Nonya Table
Suntec City West Wing #01-416A
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10am to 10pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Opening Hours during Lunar New Year: 1st to 3rd day of CNY (Closed)
HarriAnns has been around since the early 1950s, started as a simple push-cart in the Tiong Bahru district in Singapore.
Since then, it’s been offering Peranakan heritage food made from recipes passed down for three generations from Grandma’s time.
Today it continues to use traditional methods and the freshest premium ingredients in the making of their dishes, including its signature Nonya Kueh & Cookies. Each piece is an edible piece of art, painstakingly hand-crafted by its chefs with tender loving care.
HarriAnns Tingkat Cookies Set ($72.90 per set)
Simplify your shopping and get HarriAnns Tingkat Cookies Set ($72.90 per set) which has 3 jars of Signature Cookies in an attractive Tingkat. Comes with Pineapple Tarts (Open/Closed), Sambal Prawn Rolls, and Almond Cookies. Limited stocks are available for a promotional price of $72.90.
The Signature Pineapple Tarts are rich with moist pineapple filling set in a flavourful crust of buttery cookie dough.
Nasi Lemak Cookies ($20.90)
Surprise your friends with the new Nasi Lemak Cookies ($20.90), crunchy bite-sized cookies inspired by HarriAnns’ breakfast special. They are made up of fragrant anchovies, spicy sambal and creamy coconut milk. Truly represents the local flavours of Singapore.
Suntec City West Wing #02-307
Tel: +65 6341 9203
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
This year, GODIVA offers a deliciously decadent selection of Chinese New Year Chocolate Gift Box Collections.
A contemporary take on GODIVA’s timeless Belgian recipes, each exquisite artisan chocolate is crafted from the finest ingredients in the hands of Godiva’s master Chef Chocolatiers.
These collections honour Lunar New Year tradition, featuring an exclusive Koi Fish design with GODIVA’s premium package.
The graceful fish represents both good luck and abundance as well as harmony and perseverance, making it the ideal symbol to usher in a new and wonderful year.
GODIVA Chinese New Year Chocolates
Choose from any of these Chinese New Year Gift Box Collections: Chocolate Gift Box ($54 for 9 pieces), Chocolate Carré Gift Box ($63 for 28 pieces), Chocolate Luxury Gift Box ($144 for 25 pieces), Chocolate Luxury Gift Box ($216 for 36 pieces), Wrapped Chocolate Tin Box ($34 for 10 pieces), and the Delight Hamper ($259).
The full collection is available in-store.
Enclosed with each gift box collection is a sumptuous selection of GODIVA chocolates, made of high quality ingredients the brand is known for.
The collection’s three ganache pieces pair aromatic, luscious fruits, like apricot, lemon, and passionfruit, with chocolate couvertures for a refreshing treat.
Suntec City North Wing #B1-K1
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Since 1998, Awfully Chocolate has grown from a stand-alone cake shop in Katong into a chain brand with shops, cafes and restaurants bearing its love for dark chocolate.
Awfully Chocolate’s Four Treasures ($68) is set of 4 different flavoured cookies exclusively curated for the season. The handmade cookies (100g per tin) are packed beautifully in a custom-designed gold tin, dark bamboo lids, with matching wooden serving tray.
You can also get a single flavour for $16.80 per tin can.
Begin with their signature Dark Chocolate (an Awfully Chocolate Signature), a classic chocolate cookie made with double chocolate goodness.
If you enjoy some crunch in your cookies, go for the Almond Crumble, a wonderful blend of nutty almonds with a bittersweet dark chocolate.
Four Treasures and Fruitful Bloom Cake ($58)
The Chinese New Year-inspired Fruitful Bloom Cake ($58) is a beautiful and vibrant layered cake, topped with a clear aspic with slices of oranges, raspberries, blueberries, and floral petals for a stunning presentation.
This 980g cake can serve 6-8 persons.
Below the fruit layer are alternative layers of moist chocolate cake and chocolate fudge. Impress your guests with this exquisitely-looking cake oozing with sweet and sour flavours to liven up the season.
Kopi & Tarts
Suntec City East Wing #01-648
Tel: +65 6732 9938
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Kopi & Tarts is a local Halal concept by Mayson Bakery, marrying the love of coffee with freshly baked tarts and pastries.
Both their sweet and savoury offerings aim to delight the palate, and let your enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
The iconic pineapple pastry is part of the line-up as a Pineapple Ball ($18.80 for 24 pieces). Try also their Italian Biscotti ($13.80 for 35 pieces) or the Shrimp Roll ($13.80).
These CNY goodies will not only cater to sweet tooth’s and even to vegetarians as well. They have the Vegetarian Green Pea Cookies ($13.80 for 42 pieces) and Vegetarian Almond Cookies ($13.80 for 40 pieces).
Salted Egg Almond Cookies ($23.80 for 32 pieces)
Kopi & Tarts’ handmade Salted Egg Almond Cookies ($23.80 for 32 pieces) is a must-try for all salted egg aficionados.
Each cookie is artisanal, baked using a secret recipe to ensure that each bite brings a burst of salted egg and almond flavours.
Pineapple Egg Tarts
If you are having a kopi-break at their café, look out for the intriguing Pineapple Egg Tarts, available for a limited time only.
The following 5 stalls (and more) are available at Suntec City’s Robinsons Chinese New Year Fair, located at the East Atrium from now till 3rd of Feb 2019.
Bai Jia Xing (百家姓)
Bai Jia Xing is inspired by a classic Chinese text of the same name: The Hundred Family Surnames, which composed of common Chinese surnames. The book was composed in the early Song Dynasty, originally contained 411 surnames, and was later expanded to 504.
Founded by a veteran baker with decades of experience since 2004, Bai Jia Xing aims to bring back the authentic taste of the good old days, whilst paying tribute to the significant age-old history of the Chinese surnames.
Present a more-personalised gift to your family and friends, as all their tins contain different Chinese surnames (more than 400 you can choose from) on the cover.
Mushroom Crisp ($26.80)
The new offering this year is the Mushroom Crisp ($26.80), a tin of crunchy and savoury mushroom seasoned lightly with natural goodness locked in. Warning: can be addictive.
Other CNY goodies include Golden Pineapple ($27.80), Butter Macadamia ($28.80) – loaded with Hawaii macadamia nuts adding a buttery flavour to the cookie, Hae Bee Hiam Rolls ($25.80) made with dried shrimps and a spicy chilli paste; Kuih Bangkit ($25.80), a traditional light and powdery white sweet tapioca that melts in your mouth; Salted Yolk Fish Skin ($25.80), crispy fish skin coated and seasoned with salted egg yolk and fragrant spices; Green Pea Cookies ($25.80), and Nutty Almond ($25.80).
All eyes are on Baker’s Brew’s unique quality cookies made especially for the season and geared up in an elegant fashion.
These festive-ready cookies come in beautiful cookie tins, all designed in-house and inspired by Chinese imperial costumes with intricate embroidery designs.
Bak Kwa lovers will definitely enjoy the Pineapple Bak Kwa Cookies ($26.80), an innovative twist on traditional pineapple tarts. Each butter cookie is filled with premium Thai pineapple paste blended with authentic bak kwa for a uniquely sweet and savoury flavour.
The Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Floss Cookies ($26.80) are made with authentic chicken floss and hae bee hiam for a hint of spiciness. Packed with umami flavour, these crunchy cookies are highly addictive
Inspired by one of our favourite local snacks, Muah Chee, the Muah Chee Peanut Cookies ($26.80) are melt-in-your-mouth cookies made with roasted peanuts and peanut butter for an extra boost of flavour
If you love a good old classic pineapple tart, the Traditional Pineapple Tarts ($26.80) are perfect for you. These less-sweet versions are made with a traditional butter and cheese pastry filled with premium Thai pineapple paste.
Ondeh Ondeh Cookies ($26.80)
The Ondeh Ondeh Cookies ($26.80), back by popular demand, are moist pandan-flavoured cookies with a gula melaka coconut filling that’s slow cooked for hours stirred by hand.
Do yourself a favour and get the Imperial Collection: Bundle of 5 ($125), a set of everything above. An elegant gift set you’d be proud to give out this CNY.
From its humble beginnings in 1983, Kele is now serving an award-winning pineapple tart built on its family legacy.
A traditional bakery and confectionery founded in Singapore well known for its pastries and cakes.
Voted best pineapple tarts in Singapore, KELE’s handmade Traditional Pineapple Tarts ($27.80) have been endearing many with its signature milky flavour, soft buttery crust, and that perfect pineapple-to-tart ratio for more than 30 years.
The Golden Pineapple Balls ($27.80) are the same traditional pineapple tarts made into bite-sized ball of joy.
Other items worth adding to your Lunar New Year snack platter include Golden Cheese Pineapple Balls ($29.80), Cocoa Pineapple Balls ($27.80), Jade Pineapple Balls ($27.80), Rose Pineapple Tarts ($29.80), Grandparent’s Almond Cookies ($19.80), and Sweet Potato Cookies ($21.80).
Purple Sweet Potato Pineapple Tart ($29.80)
As a Chinese New Year special, KELE unveils its latest pastry innovation, Purple Sweet Potato Pineapple Tart ($29.80). It combines the best of KELE’s pineapple paste with an all-new Purple Sweet Potato-flavoured buttery crust made from dried purple sweet potato.
Emperor, Okuraya and Isabelle
Isabelle (Taiwan) was established in 1994, and became a leading brand in the French-style biscuit gift market within two years.
The 3 brands Emperor, Okuraya and Isabelle, are known for their elegantly-designed biscuit gift boxes, filled with cookies, Chinese-style pastries, Japanese-style cakes, puddings and biscuit gifts.
Classic Taiwanese Pineapple Cake (16 pieces)
Get a box of Classic rectangular-shaped Pineapple Cake, of soft golden-crust filled with luscious pineapple fillings.
Established in 1997, Home’s Favourite began to simply preserve mum’s legacy of baking. The owner aims to share with the world her delightful handmade pastries and cookies, eventually creating an excellent taste of home through its innovative products.
Today, Home’s Favourite is synonymous with top quality durian mooncakes and a delectable range of tarts, cookies, mooncakes and desserts.
Renowned for their bestsellers Traditional Pineapple Tarts ($25.80), Black Gold Traditional Pineapple Tarts ($27.80), Lychee Cookies ($29.80), Macadamia Nuts Butter Cookies ($28.80), Espresso Butter Cookies ($28.80), Bamboo Chips ($24.80), Coconut Love Letter ($26.80), and Top Grade Mao Shan Wang Durian Love Letter ($37.80).
Singapore Laksa Cookies ($30.80)
The Singapore Laksa Cookies ($30.80) are heart-shaped cookies combining the rich traditional flavours of laksa with the yummy crunchy goodness of cookies.
Bite into one laksa cookie and you’ll savour the spicy ‘lemak’ flavours dancing on your palate.
A perfect gift for someone who’s just crazy about laksa, or for your friends abroad.
Redeem these CNY exclusive gifts when you shop at Suntec City
Redeem a pack of Red Packets + Parking Coupon (worth $2.80) or $2 ez-link Card Top Up.
Redeem a Mandarin Orange Carrier.
Redeem a 3-tier Tiffin Carrier.
Redeem for $30 Suntec City Vouchers (Exclusively for Citi Cardmembers)
While stocks last.
^Citi cardmembers can redeem at a min. spend of $88
*Citi cardmembers can redeem at a min. spend of $158
Check out https://sunteccity.com.sg/enchantingspring for more information.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Suntec City.
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