It’s going to be the Year of the Tiger and of course, we all look forward to gathering and feasting on delicious goodies! However, why talk about the usual favourites in this post? We’re going to find out where to get our hands on the more unique snacks, cookies and festive drinks this season, or twists on our traditional delights.

Chicken Floss Hae Bee Cookies

The Pine Garden has created another sweet and savoury delight for Lunar New Year! Amped up from last year’s Hae Bee Hiam cookies, this year’s version packs an umami punch and the addition of chicken floss makes it even more addictive. Each 300g bottle costs S$22.32 and requires 3 days advance order, with collection available from now till 30 January. To order, please visit

Bacon & Cheese Chiffon Cake

Continuing the sweet and savoury mix, The Pine Garden has created this Chinese New Year exclusive that is a light moist chiffon cake that has pockets of savoury back bacon. A slice of this cake is a delight as a snack and it really could be a breakfast too! Each cake is 7 inches in diameter and costs S$29.52 each and requires 3 days advance order, with collection available from now till 30 January. To order, please visit

Hei Bee Hiam Pineapple Tarts

ONE°15 Marina has decided to mix sweet and savoury together with their Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal Pineapple Tarts (S$28.80+). The pastry is oh so flaky and is made with luxurious Elle & Vire butter from France. The filling is made with organic pineapple paste that is flavoured with bird’s eye chilli (aka chilli padi) and dried shrimp (aka hei bee). It is definitely a very interesting flavour profile, with some loving it and others not sure. Whether you love it or hate it, it will be a topic to talk about!

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Cookies

A European take on our traditional cheese cookies, ONE°15 Marina uses premium French butter and 24-month aged Italian parmigiana reggiano cheese to give these cookies a rich, sharp and nutty flavour. Very cheesy and very addictive. Be careful, you might end up eating the whole bottle up before your guests arrive. Each bottle retails at S$26.80+.

The Hei Bee Hiam Pineapple Tarts and Parmiagiano Reggiano Cheese Cookies can be purchased individually or together with ONE°15 Marina’s Organic Pineapple Roll (S$28.80) under the Auspicious Trio at S$78+.

Orders will be taken from now till 15 February and must be made three days in advance. Self-collection is available from 10 January to 15 February; islandwide delivery is available from 10 January to 15 February, except on 31 January till 2 February. Delivery is free for orders of S$60 and above.

Orders can be placed at

“No Pineapple” Pineapple Tarts

I can hear some of you going, “What’s the point of pineapple tarts without pineapple?” Well, pineapple tarts in Singapore are synonymous with the Lunar New Year and Seriously Keto has come up with a unique, healthier rendition that is low-carb, keto- and diabetic-friendly with healthier ingredients that give the same tangy-sweet taste as well as jammy texture. It features a flaky buttery pastry exterior and a delightful caramelised filling made from fresh winter melon instead of the high in fructose pineapple. They are available in jars of 9 pieces at S$18.80 and can be purchased from

Another interesting festive goodie from Seriously Keto is their Pecan Coconut Tart that is keto-friendly, gluten-free and low carb from crust to crown! Adorned with gold leaves to signify prosperity and luck for the new year ahead, the Pecan Coconut Tart carries subtle whiffs of butterscotch and is the perfect house-gift to impress with. It can be ordered in-store or via WhatsApp with a minimum of 3 days lead time for delivery.

Seriously Keto
32 Seah Street Singapore 188388

Spritz it up with some cocktails

Fever-Tree has recently launched their Italian Blood Orange Soda, which is timely for the Lunar New Year! Up your home entertaining game and impress your guests with naturally festive coloured Chinese New Year-themed cocktails that have no artificial colourings. If you’re going over to your family or friend’s home, these drinks would make a great gift as well! Check out some simple recipes below:

  1. The Spritz Up
    • 50ml Vodka
    • Top up with Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda
    • Ice
    • Garnish with a slice of fresh orange
  2. Orange Gin Spritz
    • 50ml Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla Gin
    • Top up with Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda
    • Garnish with a slice of fresh orange
  3. Campari Spritz with a twist
    • 25ml Campari
    • 25ml Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla Gin
    • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
    • Top up with Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda
    • Garnish with a long twist of orange peel
  4. Non-alcoholic Lyre’s Blood Orange Spritz
    • 30ml Lyre’s Orange Sec
    • 30ml Lyre’s Italian Orange
    • 90ml Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda

Eclectic popcorn flavours by The Kettle Gourmet

Sure, we all know about sweet and salted popcorn…some may even know about caramel or salted caramel popcorn. But The Kettle Gourmet has served up a CNY deal that goes beyond those pedestrian flavours. Featuring eclectic selections such as Pulut Hitam, Kaya Butter Toast, Chicken Floss, Fish Head Curry, Nasi Lemak and even Chilli Crab! Well…if you want something a bit more ‘normal’, there is Chocolate and Salted Caramel in the CNY box. The flavours of The Kettle Gourmet’s CNY box will definitely be a talking point where everyone can try all the flavours while sharing good conversation.

Images: Envato (header), Fever-Tree, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, Seriously Keto, The Kettle Gourmet, The Pine Garden

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