5 iconic Chinese New Year snacks by Singapore’s family-run businesses
The ovens and stoves of these family-run businesses have been working over time this festive period. Here’s Gourmet & Travel’s selection of these popular Chinese New Year snacks.
02: Lim Chee Guan – bak kwa
The ever popular Lim Chee Guan bak kwa is a must-have on any CNY platter. Lim Chee Guan been selling its irresistible charcoal grilled barbecued pork since 1938. Get to the store early to beat the crowd, or join in the queue to pick up a range of products including the signature sliced pork, aromatic bbq chilli pork, gold coin pork, bbq chicken and others. You won’t regret it.
Available online here.
03: Shermay – keropok and lobster crackers
Your friends and family won’t be able to resist Shermay Lee’s keropok fries and lobster crackers this Lunar New Year. The products don’t contain MSG, artificial colouring or flavouring. Shermay’s philosophy revolves around Singapore heritage, homemade taste and quality. Pair the keropok with Shermay’s cilicuka for a spicy kick – and your favourite glass of beer. Available online here.
04: HarriAnns – kueh bangkit
Known for their handmade Nonya kueh, HarriAnns is a family-run business that has been passed down for three generations since 1950. This year, they are rolling out a large variety of cookies, including the popular kueh bangkit. The delicate, melt-in-the-mouth cookies are made from a fragrant coconut cream batter. Available online here.
05: HarriAnns – almond cookies
These lovingly-made almond cookies are totally worth stocking up this Chinese New Year. HarriAnn’s version is crumbly, fragrant and made with crushed almond. Available online here.
01: Old Seng Choong – pineapple tarts
This year, Chef Daniel Tay, founder of Old Seng Choong, has unveiled four unique pineapple tart flavours: rose, yuzu, coconut as well as CharGold bak kwa – buttery pastry mixed with charcoal powder and filled with pineapple jam studded with savoury bak kwa. The original pineapple tarts with jam cocooned in golden pastry are available too – ideal for traditionalists. Available online here.