Chinese New Year is all about starting the new year with abundance, joy and… goodies? Bountiful and sumptuous reunion dinners aside, CNY goodies and snacks are what I immensely look forward to every year. In the weeks leading up to CNY, I always go round hunting for the newest, trending and most delicious Chinese New Year cookies and treats. Yes, that’s how seriously I take this.
We bring you a slate of trendy CNY goodies, kuehs and snacks in novel flavours to kickstart your Year of the Ox with a bang. And we’ve included traditional favourites because some Chinese New Year classics, you just don’t mess with. Festive and delicious, these yummy CNY treats will leave you raving about them till the cows come home!
Do note that delivery is not available on Chinese New Year Eve (11 Feb 2021), and a 24-hour advance order is required for all festive goodies.
2. August Baking Studio rolls out CNY goodies from family recipes
Using secret family recipes that are well-loved by their customers, August Baking Studiotakes pride in making high-quality pastries without additives or preservatives. Some of their unique CNY offerings for 2021 include melt-in-your-mouth Cocoa Ice Cream Cookies 可可冰淇淋饼 ($15.80) and Moist Almond Dark Chocolate Roll 杏仁黑巧克力卷 ($16.80). They also have special bundles like a three-bottle set ($56) with their with their signature Chinese New Year snacks: Pineapple Rolls, Golden Cornflake Cookies, and Premium Almond Cookies—chicly bundled in a red-and-gold gift box. Perfect as gifts or if you’re looking to stock up on your goodies.
3. Ba Yeah! Gourmet bak kwa turns up the heat this CNY
4. Butter Studio infuses novelty to old CNY favourites
Halal bakery Butter Studio is well-loved for their beautifully crafted bakes that have proven to be perfect for any occasion. You can be certain that their Chinese New Year goodies collection will not disappoint, as such.
Good news! Citibank, DBS, HSBC, POSB and UOB cardholders can enjoy a 15% discount off Colony Bakery’s festive goodies from now till 18 Feb with the promo code: CITI/DBS/POSB/OCBC/UOB (followed by the first 6 digits of your credit/debit card, e.g. UOB123456).
Do note, though, that there will be a $3 surcharge for deliveries between 5 to 13 Feb and on 14 Feb 2021 (Valentine’s Day).
6. London Fat Duck’s sweet and savoury CNY offerings
You may be surprised to find London Fat Duck on this list, but hear us out. The exciting goodies in store this Chinese New Year will certainly thrill. The roast duck brand has taken their obsession with ducks to the next level with a one-of-a-kind Duck Fat & Butter Pineapple Tart ($12). Just imagine how good these pineapple tarts will taste with the flavour boost from a duck fat infusion! If that isn’t enough to entice you, there’s also the Pork Floss Pastry ($12), stuffed with savoury pork floss goodness. Guaranteed to get you addicted.
7. Pan Pacific Singapore’s creative CNY iterations