It’s time to put away all of your Christmas snacks and it’s time to finally purchase the next round of treats to indulge in this festive season that is approaching us at the speed of light. Yes, we’re talking about Chinese New Year (CNY) goodies!
While we have our classic favourites like pineapple tarts and love letters, there are lots of other goodies that you can purchase as well. Take a look at our round-up of CNY goodies from the best places that you definitely have to get your hands on.
Be sure to order early too if you want to have extra savings since many of these shops are having an early bird promotion. Happy shopping!
1. Raffles Hotel
Over the last few years, Raffles Hotel never fails to impress with its line of gourmet treats that are pleasing to the eye, and yummy for the tummy.
This year is no exception because they’re bringing back treats like the Raffles Pineapple Tarts (S$23.90) and Raffles Pandan Kaya Tarts (S$21.90) that are all packaged individually in a beautiful matching box, unlike the ones that you usually see being sold in bakeries where they are all placed in a plastic container.
This makes the goodies so much more exquisite, and they can even serve as gifts for your loved ones.
If you’re looking for something a little different, you can opt for their Gourmet Prawn Rolls (S$14.90), Cereal Prawn Cookies (S$25.90) that are made in collaboration with traditional local bakery Old Seng Choon, Bak Kwa & Pork Floss Cookies (S$38), or even their Raffles Praline Bundle (S$73.80) which features two boxes of different flavoured praline.
Order your CNY goodies from Raffles Hotel here.
2. Da Paolo Gastronomia
Usher in the Year of the Tiger with Da Paolo Gastronomia’s CNY goodies that are made with an Italian festive touch.
Take a look at their exclusive Tiger Bread (S$8.80) which is a sourdough rendition of an Asian fluffy milk bread. The bread features two colours: blonde, and dark brown-toned dough. It is laminated and layered in such a way that there is a swirled pattern in the loaf that makes it look like tiger stripes when you look at it from the top.
The blonde dough is infused with hints of mandarin orange, which represents wealth and luck in Chinese culture, along with saffron that is usually used in Italian traditional cooking for special festive occasions.
The dark brown-toned dough has flavours of dark cocoa, so you can expect a slight bit of bitterness. Enjoy the loaf of bread on its own, or eat it with butter and orange marmalade. You’ll be surprised at how great the different flavours complement one another.
Da Paolo Gastronomia also offers house-made cookies at S$23 per jar, and the flavours include Almond Biscotti, Cornflake Raisin Cookies, and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
These will be available from now till 3 February, while the Tiger Bread is only available from 7 to 31 January on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Spend a minimum of S$200 and you’ll be able to enjoy free delivery. Otherwise, standard delivery is S$20 per location.
Place your orders for CNY goodies from Da Paolo Gastronomia here.
3. The Marmalade Pantry
The Marmalade Pantry is another crowd-favourite place to purchase your yearly CNY goodies, and taking a look at what they offer, it’s no surprise.
Treat yourself to irresistible goodies like the Ang Ku Kueh Cake (S$48+ for 400g), melt-in-your-mouth Almond Cookies (S$26+ for 200g), Golden Pineapple Tarts (S$26+ for 220g), Honey Mustard Roast Crackers (S$26+ for 150g), and Traditional Petite Chicken Bak Kwa (S$30+ for 300g).
These snacks come served in a brand new octagon-shaped packaging. You can spread them out and display them on your coffee table, or stack them up and transform them into a decorative piece whilst creating more space on the table for more snacks.
You can pre-order the CNY goodies from now until 12 February, and you can proceed to collect them or arrange for delivery anytime between now and 15 February.
Do note that a minimum three-day advanced order is required, and orders received after 1pm will be processed the next day.
Enjoy 10% off when you apply the code FESTIVE10 and pay by 16 January with Mastercard®. Place your orders here.
4. Tai Sun
If you’re a huge fan of nuts and chips, you would probably be familiar with our local brand, Tai Sun. This CNY, Tai Sun will also be offering a range of delectable treats that will keep you binging on them throughout the season.
Try their latest creation, Nana’s Treats Nonya Prawn Rolls (S$5.95 for 380g) for a crunchy and savoury snack after your feast. Alternatively, you can also snack on other goodies like their Ah Ma Traditional Nonya Love Letters (S$12.80 for a tin), NOYA Pineapple Tarts either open (S$12.30 for 450g) or rolled (S$12.30 for 380g).
No matter what you purchase, you’ll be satisfied with the traditional flavours.
These CNY goodies by Tai Sun will be available until February and they can be purchased at all major super/hyper markets, Nature’s Wonders online store, and selected online stores like Singapore Food United.
5. The Pine Garden
A heart-land boutique bakery that has over 37 years of history in baking, The Pine Garden is where many go to when looking for tasty Chinese New Year goodies that still retain that nostalgic old-school taste.
Despite keeping to baking traditions, The Pine Garden continues to innovate and releases new flavours for their Chinese New Year line-up every year.
This year, you can look forward to new creations such as Honey Cornflakes Cookies (S$24.80), Chicken Floss Hae Bee Hiam Cookies (S$24.80), Cheese Butter Cookies (S$22.80), and Tangerine & Crankberry Cookies (S$22.80).
Besides these innovations, you’d want to check out its Handmade Pineapple Tarts (S$35.80), Handmade Sugee Cookies (S$20.80), and Green Pea Cookies (S$20.80); these are classics that are fly off the shelves year after year.
The Pine Garden is located at Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2369 Singapore 560529. You can also order online.
For this year’s CNY, Kele has collaborated with tea connoisseurs, Gryphon Tea Company, to introduce the limited edition Golden Osmanthus Pineapple Tarts (S$36.80). Sink your teeth into Kele’s signature buttery, milky crust and get whiffs of floral fragrance from Gryphon’s Golden Osmanthus Tea.
Other treats that you can also revel in are the Rose Pineapple Tarts (S$35.80), Matcha Pineapple Tarts (S$35.80), Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies (S$31.80), and Chicken Floss Rolls (S$23.80).
From now until 16 January, you can enjoy 8% off selected products from the Pineapple and Cookie series. To enjoy it, simply apply the code CNY8 at checkout. However, it is important to note that the limited edition Golden Osmanthus Pineapple Tarts is excluded from this promotion.
Click here to view the catalogue and place an order.
7. Shio Patisserie
Who says you need to stick to serving pineapple tarts and kueh bangkit to your guests when they visit during Chinese New Year? We are putting our hands up to vote for the new festive box by Shio Patisserie.
Known for its high quality and innovative bakes, Shio Patisserie introduces two new flavours that offer a festive twist to traditional tarts: Chrysanthemum Pear and Raspberry Thyme.
Chrysanthemum Pear comes with an Almond Sponge and is adorned with Cinnamon Poached Pear, finished with Chrysanthemum Cream. Raspberry Thyme, on the other hand, features Fresh Raspberries, Raspberry Coulis, and Thyme Cream – which really gives the tart a fascinating touch of herbaceous taste.
Our favourite is the Chrysanthemum Pear, which is easy on the palate and tastes like we’re “eating” chrysanthemum tea – we didn’t even know that was possible.
Get these two new flavours in a box of four tarts (S$36), which also include their signatures – Cheese Brulee and Earl Grey Pecan. We’ve reviewed these two other tarts from Shio Patisserie previously, so you may want to check out that article too.
Get them at the Shio Patisserie website.
8. Qakes & Bakes
For those of you who are familiar with local YouTuber and Instagram influencer, Bong Qiu Qiu, you might have come across her promoting her husband’s store, Qakes & Bakes.
The bakery is founded by Baker Jin Zeng and Joshua, and since their launch in late 2019, they’ve been receiving tons of orders each day because that’s how good their bakes are.
This CNY, indulge in traditional favourites like their Ong Lai Goli Pops (S$48 for 42 to 48 pops) and their Ondeh Ondeh (S$28) cookies. These are their best sellers and they sell out every year.
For something with a little kick, opt for their Curry Raisin Kacang Cornflakes (S$25 for 200g). These are really addictive and if you just keep eating them while you’re doing work or watching a show, you might finish the tub in one seating.
Another local delight is their Golden Sandy Yolk Coated Crabsticks (S$25 for 200g). The Crabstick Crisps are not coated with regular salted egg seasoning powder.
Instead, they’re coated with a salted egg sandy sauce, similar to the one that you will eat when you visit a zichar stall. This gives off a more authentic and savoury taste.
The last day of delivery is 25 January, so browse the catalogue here and order soon before they sell out again.
9. Mdm Ling Bakery
Mdm Ling Bakery is a local bakery that prides itself in being an alternative to the high-priced local confectioneries. The brand never fails to disappoint as it features our favourite classics at affordable prices.
That’s not all, their unique creations are also so tasty that they’ll have you coming back for more.
Try their Premium Pineapple Balls (S$18.80 for 400g) and you’ll know what we mean.
Give their Molten Chocolate Cookies (S$20.80 for 360g) a try if you love chocolates. Bite into these cookies and watch as gooey chocolate flows out just like molten lava.
If you’re looking for other types of CNY goodies to give your guests variety, you can consider the Purple Sweet Potato Cookies (S$18.80 for 230g), Seaweed Popiah Crisps (S$16.80), Red Velvet Cheese Cookies (S$16.80 for 340g), and Cheese Bangkit (S$15.80).
Mdm Ling Bakery is currently having an early bird promotion where you can enjoy S$21 off when you purchase any of their six standard size bottles. Free delivery is offered once you hit the minimum spend of S$45.
Some of the items are already sold out, so you might want to hurry and place an order here.
About two to three years ago, BoTart took Singapore by storm when they introduced their Pineapple Tarts without any pineapple jam in them.
Turns out that there were a lot more people who loved the crumbly, butter base of pineapple tarts much more than the pineapple jam than we think.
Their tarts are meant to crumble and melt away in your mouth without being too dry to the point where it feels like you’re about to choke and gag. If you haven’t already given their Pineapple-less Money Huatarts (S$19.80, U.P. S$22) a try, you might want to do so this CNY.
If you do like pineapple tarts with the pineapple jam, but just not too much filling, their Pineapple Glazed Huatarts (S$21.80, U.P. S$24.20) will be perfect for you. This features a buttery tart base with a pineapple jam glaze on the top. This way, you’ll be able to get that same pineapple tart taste without it being too overwhelming.
For something completely different, you can opt for their Sea Salt Milk Caramel Glazed Huatarts (S$21.80, U.P. S$24.20). These are buttery tarts with a milky sweetness that is then balanced out by slight saltiness from the sea salt flakes peppered on the tarts.
Loved by kids and adults alike, you can’t go wrong with any of these CNY goodies.
Click here to order your own.
11. Janice Wong Singapore
Janice Wong Singapore is a local confectionery that specialises in gourmet desserts. This CNY, they’ve joined the bandwagon to bring forth a selection of traditional CNY goodies, along with some that come with an interesting twist.
Enjoy their Pineapple Balls (S$32) or Pineapple Flower Tarts (S$32). These buttery treats will crumble in your mouth, and you’ll be instantly awaken by the sweet and slightly sour pineapple jam that they use.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, go for their Chocolate Coated Pineapple Tarts (S$35) instead. This unique twist on a classic features Janice Wong’s signature chocolate coating a buttery core with pineapple jam.
You’ve probably tasted Love Letters or even chocolate-flavoured Love Letters at least once in your life. But have you ever tried Love Letters dipped in chocolate?
Well, now you can when you order their CNY Love Letters Tin (S$40) that come in a tin with a hazelnut dip right in the middle.
Take a look at the full collection of CNY goodies here and order them today!
12. Ding Bakery
Ding Bakery hails from Johor, Malaysia, and over the years, it has managed to gain a following in Singapore through its addictive CNY treats.
Try their Award-Winning Premium Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pineapple Tart (Ball) (S$22.90, U.P. S$38.20) or their Award-Winning Gold Standard Premium Butter Cookies (S$18.90, U.P. S$31.50).
These are said to melt in your mouth the moment you pop them in. No chewing required.
Just thinking about it is making us salivate!
They also have Crispy Ma La Crab Stick (S$20.90, U.P. S$34.80) and Crispy Ma La Fish Skin (S$20.90, U.P. S$34.80), so if you can take spice and you’re all about the mala trend these days, you might want to go for these.
Mdm Ling Bakery has a huge range of products for you to shop from. 10 January is the last day of their early bird promotion, so if you’re interested in any of their CNY goodies, hurry and place an order here now.
Our favourite local bread shop is hopping on the bandwagon to produce their own lineup of festive treats that you can purchase in individual containers or as gift sets.
They offer an assortment of cookies in flavours like Cashew Nut Cookie, Mini Ondeh Ondeh, Mini Pineapple Pastry, Salted Egg Cookie, Tiger Stripe Cookie, and Almond Cookie. Each of these containers cost S$12.80.
Prefer an assortment of cookies? Don’t worry, because they’re available in bundles as well. The Big Blessings (S$62.80, U.P. S$76.80) bundle comes with all six different flavours of cookies, while the Bountiful Harvest (S$46.80, U.P. S$51.20) comes with four different flavours of cookies.
For the Bountiful Harvest bundle, you can mix and match and choose which cookies you would like to include in the bundle.
Check out their full catalogue here.
14. Bread Garden
Ring in the new Lunar New Year with Bread Garden, a Halal-certified bakery that was established way back in the 1980s.
Get your hands on old-school favourites like the Premium Pineapple Tart (S$26.80), Spicy Shrimp Rolls (S$22.80), and Old School Almond Cookies (S$23.80).
If you’re tired of eating the same old pineapple tarts, opt for their Premium Charcoal Pineapple Tart (S$27.80) which has charcoal powder blended into the crust to give an earthy taste. This counters the rich sweetness of pineapple filling and will instead give you a savoury experience instead.
Bread Garden is currently running a promotion where you can buy six containers and get an additional one for free. Click here to place an order.
Despite Yàn being a Cantonese restaurant, it has rolled out a number of decadent treats to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
In addition to its classic pastries like Prosperity Nian Gao (S$22+ for 700g), Crispy Homemade Caramelised Walnuts (S$28.80+ for 300g), and Pineapple Tarts (S$28.80+ for 450g), Yàn will also have three new products.
Indulge in the Cantonese festive treat called Happiness Sesame Balls (S$26.80+ for 400g) and pair it with a cup of Yàn 8 Treasures Tea (S$22+ for 50g).
A gift set is also available for purchase where bottles of Pineapple Tarts, Happiness Sesame Balls, and Yàn 8 Treasures Tea are nestled in a handwoven basket made from natural bamboo.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try out Yàn’s delicious CNY goodies! Click here to order.
16. Seriously Keto
Seriously Keto is bringing back its handcrafted CNY goodies that are tweaked to be low-carb, keto- and diabetic-friendly so that everyone is able to join in the festivities and enjoy some good treats.
Even if you’re not on a keto diet, the snacks that Seriously Keto offers are much healthier alternatives that you can enjoy.
Their most famous creation is the No Pineapple Pineapple Tarts which are keto- and diabetic-friendly. These tarts offer the same sweet and tangy bite with the classic buttery goodness, without the negative effects on your health, so you can go ahead and enjoy them to the fullest guilt-free.
Other notable treats are the Pecan Coconut Tart (S$88.80) and the Cashew Cookies (S$11.80).
Browse their collection and place an order here soon!
17. Golden Moment’s Long Da Ge
Most of you would probably be familiar with Golden Moment, the homegrown label that specialises in all things durian, but we’re not here today to tell you to buy durian desserts for CNY. Instead, we’re here to introduce their newly launched sister-brand, Long Da Ge, along with their latest addition, Mala Xiao Long Xia crackers!
Welcome in the new year with this fiery snack made with fresh small lobsters and authentic Sichuan mala. That’s right, this is seasoned with Sichuan peppercorns, dried chilli, and premium spices, so get ready for this spicy but umami-packed snack this CNY!
The crackers are sold individually at S$8.80 (U.P. S$9.80) per 100g pack, but they can also be purchased in three- or five-packet bundles. The former costs S$25.80 (U.P. S$29.40) while the latter costs S$42 (U.P. S$49).
Try it yourself by ordering from here now!
18. Marks & Spencer
Chocolates and candies can never go out of style, even if they aren’t your usual traditional goodies for Chinese New Year. This is why we’ll recommend you stocking up on them; because even if your visitors can’t finish them during the festive period, we’re sure you can still enjoy them yourself after that.
And when it comes to sweet treats, M&S is a retailer to consider going to, as it offers a wide variety of options.
Some crowd-favourites include the M&S Belgian Chocolate Biscuits Tin (S$24.90 for 400g), Cherry Liqueurs (S$12.90), and Operetta (S$12.90). Its Fruit Gums (S$4.90) and Wine Gums (S$4.90) are also popular with the young and the young-at-heart.
These are available at any Marks & Spencer store; find the nearest one to you here.