There is nothing better than indulging in scrumptious goodies this festive season! From savoury radish cakes, to nourishing almond bird’s nest, stock up on these seasonal favourites to impress your visitors this year!
8 MUST TRY CHINESE NEW YEAR SNACKS
PAT CHUN RADISH CAKE
A must-have in Hong Kong for celebrating Chinese New Year, this delightful radish cake from Pat Chun uses dried scallops and sun-dried prawns to enhance the sweetness of the radish — instead of the traditional Chinese sausage and preserved pork fillings.
KELE PURPLE SWEET POTATO PINEAPPLE TART
Opt for a healthier option this season with a new twist on a classic CNY goodie from Kele! Sweet potatoes are a good source of Vitamin A and C, and the purple varieties in particular have the added benefit of containing large amounts of antioxidants to protect cells against aging and disease.
THE BAKER HAUS MATCHA PINEAPPLE TART
This matcha pineapple tart from The Baker Haus combines the best of both worlds: tangy pineapple jam rolled into matcha flavoured pastry, which crumbles with each bite. Absolutely divine!
SAMJIN AMOOK KOREAN FISH CAKE
Introduce a taste of Korea into your home with these handmade fish cakes from Samjin Amook! The ingredients are directly imported from Korea, and are freshly made on a daily basis. Try the fried chili pepper fish cake, made from fish paste stuffed generously around a green pepper, together with prawns, mushrooms, carrots, and onions. Other interesting variants include the smoky bacon fish cake roll and the kimbap-inspired fish cake roll wrapped with a layer of laver.
Price ranges from $10 to $50
TAI CHONG KOK ALMOND COOKIES
Also known as almond cakes, these scrumptious cookies from Tai Chong Kok are shaped like chess pieces, and simply melt-in-your-mouth! These traditional Chinese biscuits are sure to introduce a retro vibe to your home this CNY, and the best part? They are delicious without being too sugary!
MY EUREKA GOURMET POPCORN
Choose from savoury sour cream & onion, cheese, caramel, or barbeque from Eureka’s wide selection of popcorn flavours. Each puff is crunchy and generously coated with your favourite seasoning, making every bite one to remember!
Aluminium Pack $10 to $11
NESTBLOOM BIRD’s NEST
A new take on the traditional bird’s nest, we love the instagram-worthy design of NestBloom Bird’s Nest. Packaged as a beautiful dissolvable flower and made with a combination of almonds, rock sugar crystals, and bird’s nest — choose from flavours such as rose, matcha, vanilla bean or original. Bird’s nest has many reputed properties, such as enhancing one’s immune system, as well as acting as a complexion enhancer. Additionally, almonds are high in vitamin E, so feel free to indulge yourself!
$38 a piece in a gift box
BBQ CHEF PENG CAI
Our last item is not a snack per se, but it is mouth-wateringly delicious. Peng Cai (“treasure pot”) combines assorted meat and seafood to represent the different auspicious and bountiful blessings to be had throughout the new year. Meant to be shared, this new year delicacy is sure to bring your family and friends closer than ever. BBQ Chef Peng Cai serves up to six people.