Crackers, cookies or takeaway pen cai, Rachel Loi has something to suit your cravings this Chinese New Year.
Check out the savoury salted egg yolk cookies (S$12 a bottle) with a generous amount of curry leaves for extra kick, from nostalgia-themed eatery Sinpopo. Otherwise there's Simple Indulgence Patisserie's Salted Egg Yolk Blossoms (S$24 for 30 pcs), which are more crumbly and sweet.
T: 6345 5034
458 Joo Chiat Road
62 Somme Road, #01-02, Parc Somme
Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming of Sheraton Tower's Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant makes fresh daily batches of his new Green Tea Nian Gao (S$50) that is best eaten steamed, or coated with egg batter and pan-fried.
Peony Jade's signature Mao Shan Wang Durian-Layered Nian Gao (S$98.88) is made with pure durian fruit and has the consistency of a rich ice cream cake.
39 Scotts Rd T:6839 5623
T: 6375 5562
Keppel Club (Level M)
T: 6338 0305
Block 3A Clarke Quay, #02-02
Snap up Malcolm Lee's fragrant and resilient-textured Kuih Bingka Ubi (S$32.80) - a hand-grated tapioca and coconut baked dessert - or Condensed Milk Sugee Cake (S$28.80). Both are available at the one-Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut -five working days' notice required.
Block 17A Dempsey Road
The pineapple tarts from Two Bakers are made from a family heirloom recipe and very tasty. Priced at $20 for 360g, the bakery also has a range of other goodies such as Pineapple Balls (S$20), Hazelnut Butter Cookies (S$18), and Matcha Butter Cookies (S$18).
Or try modern bakery Pantler's Rooster-shaped Cookies (S$10 for a box of two) which are sweet with a homemade orange marmalade centre, or the Pineapple Coconut Cake (S$25) made with fresh fruits.
T: 6293 0329
88 Horne Road
T: 6221 6223
198 Telok Ayer Street
Get healthier bak kwa with free range, antibiotic and hormone-free pork from Australia. Organic store Supernature's popular bak kwa is specially produced by Kim Joo Guan and is priced at S$48 for 500gm and S$88 for 1kg.
Or snack on boxgreen's Cockadoodledoo Box (S$58 with free delivery) with four different snacks - Cranberry Chia Crunch Cookies; Magic Green Pea Rounds; Soya Crisps; and Matcha Pineapple Munchies.
T: 6854 7399
583 Orchard Rd, B1-05/09 Forum
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House's new Spring Onion Egg Rolls (S$9.80 for 12 pcs) are flaky, sweet-savoury crackers with just a hint of spring onion flavour.
For more assertive flavour, go for the version produced by Lao Zi Hao Confectionery and Souvenirs, a food service distributor in Aljunied.
Priced at S$10.80 (20 pcs) a bottle.
Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House
31 Ocean Way, #01-13
Lao Zi Hao Confectionery and Souvenirs
T: 6743 4493
REUNION DINNER TAKEAWAYS
Swiss Butchery's Hot Pot Beef Galore (S$118 for six to eight pax) features New Zealand Beef, US Short Rib, Australian Wagyu Ribeye, and flank steak, while their Ezy Hot Pot Set (S$68 for two to four pax) contains Iberico Pork and Wagyu Steak. Alternatively, SuperNature offers fresh organic vegetables in their Abundance of Fortune box (S$38) which you can top up with free-range sliced pork or beef via their website.
T: 9230 4375
Skip the lines at Kam's Roast and pre-order your roast duck online. A whole duck costs S$68 and a suckling pig costs S$288. Roast pork is priced from S$18.80 while 'toro' char siew starts at S$24.80.
Pre-orders end on Jan 22, and collection is from Jan 27 to Feb 4.
Meanwhile Gene Mok of Selfish Gene Cafe has launched a Crispy Roast Pork (S$48+ for approx. 1kg before roasting) for pre-order and self-collection this Lunar New Year. The Western-style roast crackling that stays crispy even after travelling. Orders must be made five days in advance, with limited quantities available.
T: 6836 7788
9 Scotts Road
Selfish Gene Cafe
T: 6423 1324
40 Craig Road
Hua Ting Restaurant's Masterchef Lap Fai dreams up creations such as the Arctic Surf Clams yusheng and the vegetarian alternative, Organic Seasonal Greens (each at S$68 for small and S$118 for large). Crystal Jade Prestige has also launched a new 'Prosperous health yu sheng' (S$118 for large, S$78 for small) made with fresh Chinese herbal ingredients such as Cordyceps flowers and sweet lily bulb petals.
Hua Ting Restaurant
T: 6739 6666 Orchard Hotel Singapore
Crystal Jade Group
You can't go far wrong with pen cai offered by one-Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. This dish by executive chef Cheung Siu Kong features 12 different ingredients including abalone, fish maw, prickly sea cucumber, roast pork and duck. Priced at S$380 (serves four) and S$760 for large (serves eight). Advance order of three days is required.
T: 6434 5286