Where to grab goodies for Hari Raya 2023
Some of these goodies come with unique modern twists.
With Hari Raya just weeks away, preparation for the festive occasion is already underway. This means stocking up on goodies such as traditional and savoury treats as well as other delicious snacks.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options for those who still haven’t sorted out their goodies.
From traditional bakeries to home-based businesses, here is where you can satisfy your sweet (or savoury) tooth this festive season:
1. Ratu Lemper
Premium lapis (layer) cakes from Ratu Lemper are a hit among its patrons as it is derived from raw brown sugar — giving the lapis a distinct flavour.
The traditional cake is typically made of a mixture of butter, sugar, flour, eggs, as well as spices. But today, bakers use different flavourings or add fillings such as chocolate or fruit while others experiment with different colours and designs for a modern twist.
Those looking to purchase bottled treats for the festive season can also pre order goodies such as spicy cornflakes, bangkit cheese cookies, florentine or cheese pineapple balls.
2. Cik Fah
If you are adventurous and like a modern twist on your kuih raya cookies, you can pre order the Latte Casablanca, Chocolate Nestum Balls and even the Blueberry Chocolate Almond from Cik Fah, a Muslim-owned home business.
Those who prefer a diverse palate will be happy to know that Cik Fah offers a lineup of interesting variations and flavours for its signature Pineapple Tarts, such as Pandan, Golden Pillow, Sunflower, Cranberry and Pineapple Rolls.
Apart from the classic lapis cakes, it also has unique offerings such as the Rainbow and Pandan flavoured cakes that cost $52.90 and $50.90 respectively.
3. Ajmir Briyani
While Ajmir Briyani may be synonymous with authentic Indian biryani, the takeaway stall in Admiralty MRT Station also sells festive cookies and Indian snacks that are comparable to the ones sold in Little India. It offers 13 different varieties of murukku, including the Spicy Round and the Spicy Pepper murukku.
It also sells traditional Malay snacks such as Wahyu Rempeyek (groundnut anchovy) crackers and the classics — pineapple tarts and kuih makmur. The Wahyu Rempeyek crackers cost $13 while the pineapple tarts and kuih makmur cost $15 and $18 respectively.
4. Julie Bakes
A Muslim-owned bakery in Singapore, Julie Bakes gained recognition for its unique offerings of cakes that come with a local twist.
In addition to its regular offerings, the bakery also sells sweet and savoury goodies during Hari Raya, including traditional treats like ondeh ondeh and nutella tarts, crispy prawn rolls and even tapak kuda (horseshoe nutella roll).
Those who are keen to purchase other baked goods can check out Julie Bakes’ Instagram handle as the owner regularly updates on the range of kuihs that are available for the day.
5. Butter Studio
This Hari Raya, Butter Studio is offering unique Hari Raya cookies in Nutella Latte, Pandan Speculoos, Milo Cornflake, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Red Velvet flavours.
Known for its range of classic American-style baked goods, the halal-certified business has also come up with a Signature Raya Festive Platter that includes Arabian Dates, Crispy Shrimp Rolls, Signature Mango Pineapple Tarts, Milo Cornflake, Pandan Speculoos and Sea Salt Red Velvet cookies.
Families looking to celebrate Hari Raya with cake can order its popular Kunafe cheesecake that is topped with pistachios and dried rose petals. Priced at $78.90, the 8-inch cake can be purchased together with an “Eid Mubarak‘’ cake topper.