BEAUTIFUL LUNAR NEW YEAR GOODIES WORTH INDULGING IN

Usher in sweet beginnings for the year of the Ox with these Lunar New Year goodies, from classic cookies to the unconventional—pineapple cheesecake and nian gao tarts.

The Deli’s Bountiful Box of Sweet Blessings

Consider this box of 15 petite pastries (main photo), inspired by the 15 days of Lunar New Year, the spring equivalent of an advent calendar. Featuring auspicious designs like ingots, cherry blossoms, and the Chinese character for “fortune”, each set comes with treats like orange chiboust cakes, pineapple crumble tarts, and chocolate almond tarts.

More information here.

Credits: Bob the Baker Boy

Bob the Baker Boy’s Chinese New Year Cookies

Great for gifting and even better for late-night snacking (don’t worry, we won’t tell), this bundle comes with earl grey cranberry cookies and golden pineapple tarts in four navy blue and gold tins . The former offered a lovely crunch at first bite, with the bold aroma of earl grey tea coming through, while the latter came in the form of buttery shortcrust pastry balls with generous pineapple fillings. Both creations have a lower sugar content, which was just as well—the slight sourness of pineapple balanced out the sweetness nicely.

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Credits: Fullerton Hotels Singapore

Fullerton X Tarte collection

This festive season, tuck into exquisite tarts by The Fullerton Hotels Singapore and Tarte by Cheryl Koh. The artisanal tarts, crafted by Cheryl Koh, chef-founder of Tarte and award-winning pastry chef of the three-Michelin-starred Les Amis, come in hyperlocal, tropical flavours like bandung, pineapple-rambutan, and pandan.

More information here.

Credits: Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery’s Exotic Pineapple Cheesecake

An extra indulgent alternative to pineapple tarts, this creation comes with a coconut sponge cake base layered with a baked cheesecake centre that’s coated with Valrhona white chocolate and flecks of almond crumble. Surrounding it is a crown of coconut and lime chantilly cream studded with fresh pineapples for a festive-worthy treat you’ll be Instagramming about.

Available at Tiong Bahru Bakery from February 10 to 15.

Credits: Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette’s The King’s Roll Cake

K-drama fans will recognise this cake from romance-fantasy The King: Eternal Monarch, and for everyone else—this cake will have you feeling like royalty. Featuring butter from Isigny Ste-Mère—a French dairy coop with a long-honoured tradition of butter-making, the rich and buttery cake is well-balanced with sweet red bean paste. Presented in a gold box, it makes a great gift for loved ones during the Lunar New Year festivities.

More information here.

Credits: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Jade’s Nian Gao Yam Paste Tarts

Save the trouble of pan-frying your own nian gao by ordering these yummy tarts from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s Jade restaurant. A perennial favourite, this treat comes with sticky-sweet steamed Nian Gao layered over smooth yam paste, encased in a crisp tart shell.

More information here.

Credits: Da Paolo Gastronomia

Da Paolo Gastronomia’s handmade Lunar New Year Cookies

The Italian trattoria proves that it does an excellent job with Lunar New Year snacks, with its trio of almond biscotti, double chocolate cookies, and pistachio biscotti. Offering a good balance of flavour and texture, these crowd-pleasing cookies are crispy, aromatic, and rather addictive. Instead of choosing one, why not go for a bundle of all three?

More information here.

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