Pineapple Bak Kwa, Kopi Gao Siew Dai cookies: Unique goodies for CNY 2023

Some of these goodies are also inspired by the Year of the Rabbit.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 10 January 2023, 9:53 AM

Still searching high and low for Chinese New Year goodies to stock up for visitors (and yourself)?

If you are brave enough to venture out of your comfort zone and explore unique goodies other than the classic pineapple tarts or shrimp rolls, you would be elated to know that there are plenty to pick from.

Here are five unique goodies you can explore this Chinese New Year:

1. Pineapple Bak Kwa Cookies

Known for its artisanal cakes, Baker’s Brew has introduced its Pineapple Bak Kwa Cookies packed in miniature versions of old-school biscuit tins.

Those looking to sink their teeth in both sweet and savoury goodies this Chinese New Year can try the bakery’s twist on its classic pineapple tart. Inspired by the Peranakan heritage, the butter biscuit is filled with Thai pineapple paste and traditional Bak Kwa.


The Pineapple Bak Kwa cookie tin is retailing at $28.80. PHOTO CREDIT: BAKER’S BREW


2. Double Truffle – Charcoal Truffle Pineapple Tarts

If you are a fan of truffles, it might be a good idea to get your hands on the Double Truffle – Charcoal Truffle Pineapple Tarts by Pineapple Tarts Singapore.

These tarts, coloured in black and gold, oozes exquisite truffle that may make you return for more. Each bottle comes with 28 pieces of handmade Charcoal Truffle Pineapple Tarts.

Customers can also opt for its Premium Pineapple Tarts bundle that will allow them to pick any four of its premium Pineapple Tarts at a discounted price.


The Double Truffle – Charcoal Truffle Pineapple Tarts costs $31.90. PHOTO CREDIT: PINEAPPLE TARTS SINGAPORE

3. Matcha Pineapple Tarts

Matcha lovers can now ditch their plain old pineapple tarts for Wang Lai bakery’s Matcha Pineapple Tarts.

While these tarts are just as rich as the classic pineapple tarts, one can still taste a subtle hint of Matcha in Wang Lai’s Matcha Pineapple Tarts.

Additionally, customers who place an order with the bakery can get a free bottle of goodies when they write a review on its Google listing and send a screenshot to its business number on Whatsapp.


The Matcha Pineapple Tarts cost $24.90 per bottle. PHOTO CREDIT: WANG LAI BAKERY

4. Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang Rabbit

Ring in the year of the rabbit with rabbit-shaped snow skin from Home’s Favourite.

Infused with the Musang King durian, one can savour the bakery’s rendition that was specially created this year. According to the brand, the white rabbits symbolise “longevity, peace and prosperity”.

Retailing at $42.80, the Mao Shan Wang Rabbit is only available for a limited time and can be purchased here.


The Mao Shan Wang Rabbit comes in eight pieces. PHOTO CREDIT: HOME’S FAVOURITE

5. Kopi Gao Siew Dai cookies

Coffee addicts will be delighted to know that Bread Garden has released its Bountiful Goodies Box that includes one of its best-sellers – the Kopi Gao Siew Dai cookies.

Light and buttery, these handmade cookies retain a strong aroma of the Nanyang Kopi Gao Siew Dai.


The Bountiful Goodies Box costs $70.80. PHOTO CREDIT: BREAD GARDEN


Other goodies in the Bountiful Goodies Box include its premium Pineapple Tarts, signature Macadamia Buttery Cookies, Old School Almond, Dark Chocolate Sensation and Spicy Shrimp Roll. The cookies are all halal-certified.

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