Buttery yuzu pineapple rolls

This week, ST Food Correspondent Rebecca Lynne Tan heads to Ang Mo Kio to find out more about Pine Garden's Cake's delicious offerings that include reduced sugar yuzu pineapple rolls and tom yum cookies.ST VIDEO

VIDEO: MORE CNY SNACKS

In the second instalment of a series about some of the tastiest Chinese New Year goodies in town, I head to Ang Mo Kio to find out more about the tangy, melt-in-the-mouth reduced sugar yuzu pineapple rolls from Pine Garden's Cake.

Watch how these treats are made by hand and baked in small batches.

Other snacks that I like at this shop include its traditional pineapple tarts and its latest creation - tom yum cookies, made with coconut milk, red tom yum paste, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

I talk to Pine Garden's Cake's second-generation owner and managing director Wei Chan about the bakery's new creations this year.

CNY Snacks at Pine Garden's Cake: http://str.sg/cnysnack2

TIPS FOR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Aromatic bitters used in cocktails are usually the smallest component in the glass, but leave them out and you could be left with a characterless cocktail.

Here is a list of good bitters to add to your collection and recipes for a Manhattan and a martini. Shake up these classic cocktails with the addition of chocolate, lavender and pimento bitters.

Bitters to buy: http://str.sg/owbh

FESTIVE RECIPES

This weekend, start preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year meals.

Aside from the six recipes featured in The Sunday Times Life today, here are a few more to add to your arsenal.

ST Food has three recipes taken from Malaysian newspaper The Star.

Steam a garoupa fillet with minced pork as well as enoki and shimeji mushrooms; braise a pork leg with black moss; and stir-fry chicken breast with dried chillies and Sichuan peppercorns.

Reunion dinner recipes: http://str.sg/owbL

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 11, 2018, with the headline 'Buttery yuzu pineapple rolls'. Print Edition | Subscribe