Preparations for Chinese New Year aren’t quite complete until you’ve got all your CNY snacks sorted! With numerous homegrown bakeries popping up on top of the already established pastry shops islandwide, it can get pretty tough having to narrow down your choices when everything looks so mouth-watering.
That’s why we’ve rounded up ten of the best stores to buy your Lunar New Year goodies from, based on quality, variety, and even how stunning the packaging looks!
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Ding Bakery offers homemade CNY Goodies that are handcrafted from unique recipe using only the best ingredients, which makes everyone crave more with each bite! With more than 80k happy customers last year, they are back with more unique flavors this year.
The bakery is best known for their award-winning melt-in-the-mouth Pineapple Balls. They also offer traditional open faced Nyonya Pineapple Tarts and Buttery Pineapple Balls (without filling). This year, there will be six unique pineapple tart flavours to look out for!
Sometimes, the packaging matters as much as the product inside, yes? This year, Baker’s Brew has packaged their delectable Chinese New Year goodies (like pineapple bak kwa cookies and ondeh ondeh cookies) in vibrantly colored tins adorned with Peranakan motifs! It’s absolutely beautiful, and will look lovely among all your other CNY snacks! They've even got bundles of 3 and 5 to choose from if you're planning on mixing and matching a few of their different types of goodies! Plus there's 8% off the CNY Collection for Little Steps readers when you buy three tins or more using the code BBSCNYxLSA8! Discount available until January 8, 2023 for online purchase only.
Baker’s Brew, various locations, +65 9118 5743, www.bakersbrew.com/
Chinese New Year goodies at Kele not only taste good, they also look so, so exquisite as well. Best known for their pineapple tarts, Kele offers a whole range of varying pineapple tart flavors besides the original, like sweet potato and matcha. You can also purchase other delicious goodies available on their site, including shiitake mushroom chips, chicken floss rolls and premium love letters.
Kele, 2 Smith St, Singapore 058917, +65 6908 1511, www.kelepineappletarts.com.sg
Janice Wong’s Chinese New Year section has you covered whether you’re shopping for yourself, your family, or your business associates. For starters, they’ve got the usual CNY snacks like pineapple balls and peanut cookies, but they also stock various bundles and hampers that include alcoholic beverages like gin or wine packed together with their CNY goodies. If you want something that’s visually stunning, try their iconic chocolate koi, which are hand-painted fish-shaped praline chocolates with popping candy inside.
Janice Wong, Various Locations, www.janicewong.online
Irvins has become quite a household name over the years, and for good reason. Their signature fish skin snacks always leave you craving for more, so do their potato and cassava chips. For Chinese New Year this year, it'd be perfect to stock up on a variety of their best snacks, and it's something your guests will surely enjoy. It's also affordable if you're planning on gifting it to friends and/or corporate partners. For special flavors, get the Truffle Zig Zag Potato Chips or Smoked Cheese Salmon Skin.
Irvins, Various Locations, www.eatirvins.sg
Sunny Hills is perfect if you’re looking for Chinese New Year goodies that double up as gifts. They’ve got one of the prettiest packagings around, and all their products are neatly packed into beautiful boxes, ready for gifting then and there! They’re most well-known for their tasty pineapple cakes, but the store also offers other treats like durian rolls, fortune cakes and special CNY gift sets.
Sunny Hills, Various Locations, www.sunnyhills.com.sg
If you want something for unique this CNY, shop The Jelly Heart's Chinese New Year range! They've got prosperity coin jelly cakes in two sizes, 6 and 9 inches, and a lion dance cake, both of which would make for a pretty interesting CNY "cake" if you're hosting guests. They even have a zingy tangerine jelly, cut into 25 small pieces that friends and family can enjoy! If you'd like to show some love and purchase gift boxes for people, they have mini jelly hearts in gift boxes up for grabs too.
The Jelly Hearts, Multiple Locations, www.thejellyhearts.com
At Aunty Hong, they believe that gifting is all about presenting sincerity, and that's why they have specially curated their gift sets. Whether you're purchasing it for yourself or gifting it to friends, family or business associates, you'll definitely feel lots of joy buying these gift bundles from Aunty Hong considering how exquisite they look. From their "Bundle of Joy" containing two different crowd favorites to the "Treasure Chest", a treasure trove of customisable mix and match snacks, each gift set will no doubt make your gift receiver really excited.
Aunty Hong, 1005 Aljunied Ave 5, #01-42, Singapore 389886, www.auntyhong.sg
Wang Lai Bakery sells an amazing range of traditional CNY goodies. They use premium ingredients and most of their snacks are made from scratch, but the prices are also kept at an affordable range because they believe that CNY should be a season of celebration and joy. At their store, you'll be able to find CNY favorites like pineapple tarts, kueh bangkit and premium prawn rolls among others. It's the perfect place to stock up on all your CNY goodies, and they even have a mix and match bundle consisting of eight bottles of snacks.
Wang Lai Bakery, 20 #03-58 Sin Ming Ln, Midview City, Singapore 573968, www.cnygoodies.com.sg
Mdm Ling Bakery has an enormous range of Chinese New Year snacks for you to choose from. They’ve got an impressive number of sweet and savory treats, and there’s even a Steps To Prosperity CNY Gift Bundle that contains 12 of their best-selling fun-sized goodies. Some of their selects, like their green pea and hazelnut cookies, are even vegan-friendly.
Mdm Ling Bakery, www.mdmlingbakery.com
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