5 unusual cookies and cakes to wow your relatives for Chinese New Year 2017

By Lynn Wee   — January 03, 2017
  • Goodwood Park Hotel
    1 / 5 Goodwood Park Hotel

    The pretty works of art from Goodwood Park Hotel make the ideal gifts for this festive season. 

    Check out the Auspicious Golden Pineapple (pictured), a 23cm-tall five-layered vanilla pound cake ($94.15 nett) with butter cream sandwiched between each layers. 

    Another baked delicacy that wows is the The Huat! pineapple tart ($40.65 nett). With a diameter of 16cm, it’s bigger than your face! 

    All its CNY goodies are available for takeaway at the hotel’s deli, from Jan 12 to Feb 11. 

    Visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com

    (Click on arrows in photos to find out more)

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  • Bakerzin
    2 / 5 Bakerzin

    Pineapple tarts with fish floss? 

    The new offering from Bakerzin won’t disappoint if you like your baked delicacies sweet and savoury. 

    The fish floss tarts are sold with its lemongrass tarts for $22.80 (for a box of 18). 

    Available at Bakerzin outlets or order online from Jan 3. 

    Visit www.bakerzin.com 

    Related: 12 unusual yusheng for Chinese New Year 2017 – including chicken!

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  • Crystal Jade
    3 / 5 Crystal Jade

    Can’t decide on what dessert to serve to your relatives at the end of your reunion meal? 

    Solve the dilemma by picking up Crystal Jade’s Eternal Bliss sampling platter ($39.80), which features five different homemade items – carrot cake, yam cake, water chestnut cake, egg cake and glutinous rice cake, all packed neatly in a compartmentalised box (pictured above). 

    Other well-received items include the light and pillow-soft egg cake ($19.80) and the gold leaf double fish glutinous rice cake ($43.80) 

    These are available at all outlets except C-Jade Deli Corner from now till Jan 27, 3pm.

    Visit www.crystaljade.com

    Related: Chinese New Year food guide for pregnant women

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  • Wan Hao Chinese restaurant
    4 / 5 Wan Hao Chinese restaurant

    These appealing Golden Nian Gao and Yam Tarts ($28 nett for 8 pieces, pictured above) from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, make the perfect goodies to serve your relatives when they visit during Chinese New Year. 

    Other highlights from the restaurant include the Koi fish shape osmanthus chestnut cake ($42 nett) and the koi fish shape fresh mango pudding ($52 nett). 

    All its Lunar New Year goodies are available from Jan 9 to Feb 11.

    Call 6831-4605 or e-mail mhrs.sindt.fb.reservations@marriotthotels.com to pre-order. 

    Related: Chinese New Year craft: Cherry blossom branches

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  • Old Seng Choong
    5 / 5 Old Seng Choong

    Boasting not only one but four unique flavours are the pineapple tarts from Old Seng Choong.

    Meat lovers will enjoy the savoury shavings of bak kwa as they bite into the Chargold bak kwa pinapple tart ($28.80 nett for 10 pieces), while fruit enthusiasts will adore the refreshing and citrusy nuances of the Yuzu pineapple tart ($24.90 nett for 10 pieces). 

    Other flavours include the Coconut pineapple tart ($23.80 nett for 10 pieces) and the Rose pineapple tart ($24.80 nett for 10 pieces) where its filling is infused with rose water and interspersed with tiny specks of dried rose buds. 

    All of its Chinese New Year goodies are available online from now till Jan 24. 

    Visit www.oldsengchoong.com

    Related: What to do if your child doesn’t want to celebrate Chinese New Year 

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