Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New or The Spring Festival is undoubtedly the greatest cultural function and the most important event in Singapore. It’s the first day of the year in the Chinese lunar calendar. To celebrate this occasion, every street, every household will be flooded with red decorations and ornaments. Red is considered a symbol of good luck and the colour of festivity for Chinese. Besides decorations, there is one thing that cannot be missed and you guessed it right, Chinese New Year Goodies!
Popular bakeries offering Chinese new year goodies in Singapore!
If you do not already know, Chinese new year goodies are traditional cookies and pastries which are mostly enjoyed during this season. Many a times, families may prefer to make it at home during this season and gifting it to family members and friends. But we all know the effort required is not an easy task, where got time! Good news is that you can now simply purchase them from your nearest bakery shop or even online with delivery! There are many well-known bakeries in Singapore that offer yummy Chinese new year goodies, but let us FOODIES share with you out top 5!
Pineapple Tarts Singapore
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As per the name suggests, Pineapple Tarts Singapore is one of those bakeries who is trying to hold up the age-old traditions with their products. In this case, they specialize in traditional pineapple tarts not only because it’s a popular Chinese New Year Goodie but also to make it affordable for the people of all classes. The one thing we love about them is their continuous effort to evolve the products with the changing trends, salted egg pineapple tarts and even MALA pineapple tarts! Yes, you heard us right, MALA!
This online bakery offers many products from their signature Pineapple Tarts, Hae Bee Hiam Rolls, Love Letters, awesome CNY Cookies and many more. But, on an occasion like Chinese New Year you never want to miss the Traditional Pineapple tarts they make. Each and every goodie is handmade to perfection, providing the utmost quality for their customers.
Being featured by Seth Lui as one of the best Pineapple Tarts in Singapore, Pineapple Tarts Singapore is very much popular for its unique taste and texture. Especially the Cheese Pineapple Tarts and the Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts which are their hot selling items. The crust of Yolklo (Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts) is made from salted egg yolks and blended with butter to feature a local flavour. This is coupled with their sweet tangy fibrous inner filling which makes a perfect balance with the melt in the mouth crust. Cheezylicious (Cheese Pineapple Tarts) is a must-try item for any cheese lover. You will surely say “CHEESE!” when it melts inside your mouth! Both of these come in a box of 20 tarts. But beware of these addictive little sweet bombs, you can never stop yourself unless the container is empty. P.S. We are living testaments to this.
In this age of industrialization where people are mainly dependent on machines, Pineapple Tarts Singapore believes that the traditional flavor of tarts is at its best when it’s hand-made. They stick to their roots with the traditional method of making tarts since the beginning. They might compromise with profit but never with quality. To ensure the premium quality goodies, they only choose fresh ingredients. Moreover, the goodies you receive are hand-rolled and freshly baked from the oven. Their goal is to provide the products that taste best to the customers. Their dedication made them one of the leading award-winning F&B bakery in Singapore.
Last but not least, the delivery system of this online shop is also amazing. You can have freshly baked products on the day you place your order (may vary during Chinese New Year) with free delivery above $80. If you happen to require last minute delivery, they can do it within 1 hour! Watch out for their Pre-order discounts during Chinese New Year secure these mouth-watering goodies before they run out.
Address: 352 Clementi Ave 2, #01-109, Singapore 120352
Contact: +65 8481 5596
Another bakery shop that can give a wonderful experience to your taste buds with its tasty pineapple tarts is Bakerzin. As they have an age-old tradition of making healthy home-made deserts, we should all be familiar with this brand and their tarts will never disappoint you. The buttery and mildly salty Yuan Bao Pineapple Tarts are not only unique at first glance, but at first bite as well. With a sturdy exterior and generous thick pineapple filling, this pineapple tart has a special spicy-like taste to it which stands out among usual tarts we get. One bite and you know this tart is from Bakerzin.
This comes in a box of 9 pieces at $13.90. Keeping in mind the high demand and exclusivity, you have to order at least 2 working days in advance to get it from Bakerzin. Apart from Pineapple tarts, they have other CNY Goodies available during Chinese New Year. With a number of locations in Singapore, you can purchase your goodies from the outlet nearest to you!
Address: 18 Marina Garden Drive, #03-03, Singapore 018953
Phone: +65 6604 7370
Kele is making traditional pineapple tarts for more than 30 years! No wonder, they are offering a total of 6 different types of pineapple tarts in their shop. From traditional Pineapple tarts to Rose, Golden, Cocoa, Zade and Golden Cheese Pineapple Tarts, they all taste nothing like one another.
Their tarts are bite-sized with a silky smooth jam that is not super sweet yet tasty. The taste of pineapple will shock you with its superb consistency. We personally prefer their open face tarts as compared to the closed ones, you get more flavour of the pineapple when it is generously topped. The closed tarts however lean more towards the biscuit-like sturdy texture.
For CNY goodies, apart from the pineapple tarts, cookies ranging between $20-$25, floss rolls ranging between $20-$22 and love letters are also available in the shop. Many of them come in beautiful Singapore-themed souvenir packs, which makes them a really good choice as gifts. You can find them in the address below:
Address: 2 smith street, Chinatown, Singapore 058917
Phone: +65 6560 1249
PrimaDeli should be no stranger to many of us, with all types of cakes and pastries. They have several outlets located in major business, shopping, and residential areas. They also have their version of Pineapple Tarts and Chinese New Year Goodies which come in different shapes and sizes. Our favourite has got to be their signature pillow pineapple tarts that brings a traditional and old school flavour to the tastebuds.
Apart from the tarts, the variety of collection they have is extraordinary. They have more than 150 types of cakes to offer. You can always choose from their premium collections, hidden surprise or fun-filled moments for your New Year Celebration. With affordable prices and premium quality, PrimaDeli is definitely a go-to for pastries.
You can look for their outlets via their shop locator on their website. In addition to the several outlets around Singapore, they also have a dedicated delivery service which makes the whole experience even better for those who want to beat the queues.
Amethyst Pastry & Cake
Last but not least, we have Amethyst Pastry & Cake. This traditional family business currently run by Mr. Tan is also famous for pineapple tarts. Their pineapple tarts taste really different compared to others. The buttery, salty and crispy crust makes a perfect balance with a sweet filling inside. If you are one who loves an extremely buttery pineapple tart, this is the one to try.
Amethyst Pastry & Cake has more Chinese New Year goodies to offer other than Pineapple Tarts. Some examples are Seaweed & Sesame Love Letters, various types of Cookies (includes Almond, Cashew Nut, Peanuts etc.) Their Traditional Pineapple Tart is priced at $28 per tin. With other variations such as Pineapple Cheese ($29), Pineapple Ball ($27) and a unique Ginger Pineapple Tart ($30). Additionally, some of our favourites are their Love Letters ($20), Mini Love Letter – Gold Tin ($22) and Prawn Roll ($20). Check them out this Chinese New Year!
Address: 524A Jelapang Road, Greenridge Shopping Centre, Singapore 671524
Contact: +65 6759 2338
CNY Goodies not only bring families together during Chinese New Year but also a happy occasion for foodies like us to indulge in these sinful treats. Hope you have enjoyed reading our recommendations of some of our favourites. Do try them out this coming 2020 Chinese New Year and enjoy this festive season with your family and friends!