TL;DR – Want to be the hostess with the mostess?
As much as we love our bak kwa and F&N orange, it can get quite boring to be eating them again and again when we do our Chinese New Year visiting.
So here’s how you can impress your guests to get them all talkin’:
1. Bak Kut Teh Cookies from Old Seng Choong
Infused with white pepper, herbs and spices, it’s funny how these cookies can taste so much like our favourite herbal soup. Other festive flavours to try are Satay, Hae bee hiam, Green tea, Almond Ikan Bilis and Gula Melaka.
Old Seng Choong
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central, #01-48, Singapore 059817
1 Keong Saik Rd Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
2. Handcrafted Cocktail Delivery by Concrete Cocktail Co
We know this is not a snack but did you know you can order cocktails to your home? Brought to you literally by the Concrete Cocktail Co, you can enjoy fresh handcrafted cocktails at the click of a button and all you have to do is grab a few cups and start pouring. For this Chinese New Year, you can get 3 bottles of their best-selling Lemongrass Cosmopolitan, a fun and fruity cocktail with a twist of lemongrass, for just $88 which serves 18 pax. That’s under $5 per cocktail!
These hipster -looking yet tasty cocktails come complete with garnishes and make drinking so fuss-free.
Concrete Cocktail Co
3. Salted Egg Yolk Yam Chips with Sichuan Spice from Goodwood Park Hotel
If you are a fan of mala hotpots, then you should get your hands on this! Joining the best-selling Spicy Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Root Chips this year is the brand new Salted Egg Yolk Yam Chips with Sichuan Spice. This exclusive recipe was specially concocted by their in-house chef and is seriously addictive.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Address: The Deli, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Until March 2, order five days in advance by Feb 26, noon
4. Salted Egg Kueh Lapis from Ollella
The salted egg yolk craze continues in 2018 and now we have it in kueh lapis! This limited=-edition Salted Egg Kueh Lapis has chunky salted egg bits in between layers of buttery kueh, which is moist without being too sweet. This will get your guests oohing and ahhing for sure.
391 Orchard Road
#B208-4 Ngee Ann City
Basement 2 Takashimaya Food Hall
3 Petain Road
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm
5. Bak Kwa Popcorn from The Kettle Gourmet
Every Chinese New Year, we can’t seem to say no to bak kwa. So you can only imagine how happy this makes us! Putting local twists on kernels, The Kettle Gourmet serves up amazing gourmet flavoured popcorn like Teh Tarik, Baileys and… drum rolls Bak kwa! What’s best is that they are freshly baked and with no trans fat.
The Kettle Gourmet
6. Eternal Bliss Platter from Crystal Jade
Usher in good luck with this interesting centrepiece. Back by popular demand, the Eternal bliss sampling platter is brimming with premium dishes such as Carrot cake, Yam cake, Water chestnut cake, Egg cake and Glutinous rice cake.
7. Nonya Laksa cookies from HarriAnns
Laksa cookies anyone? For those who prefer savoury snacks, you will be pleasantly surprised by these delightful flavours with chilli and spices! Other flavours to try are Pandan and Charcoal.
Address: 230 Victoria Street, #01-01A Bugis Junction Towers, Singapore 188024
Opening hours: 7am – 9pm
8. Crazy cute popsicles from The White Ombre
If you have little ones in your family, these popsicles are sure to make their day. The red, gold, or dog-shaped chocolate cake popsicles from The White Ombre, also known as cake pops, are just the perfect, show-stopping dessert to end off your meal.
The White Ombre
9. Fish Jelly from Thye Moh Chan
Did someone say Nian Nian You Yu? Made with wolfberries, dried longan and osmanthus flowers, this jelly is light and very refreshing to wash down after a huge feast.
Thye Moh Chan
290 Orchard Road
133 New Bridge Road
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
10. Signature Floss from BreadTalk
For a “healthier” (don’t take us seriously), lighter snack, you can enjoy BreadTalk’s iconic Flosss (yes, there are actually three ‘S’s in its name) among your guests. Available in assorted flavours including Original, Chilli, Sambal Chicken, and Cereal Chilli flavours, we are sure you’d want the entire bottle to yourself!
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