Chinese New Year is indeed a festive season cherished by many, and children, in particular, eagerly anticipate the celebrations for various reasons. Chinese New Year is a special time to enjoy delicious food for children. They are excited to eat many delicious snacks like pineapple tarts, nian gao, dumplings, and different kinds of candies. The holiday treats taste really good and look nice, which makes them even more fun to eat.
Here are five popular Chinese New Year goodies:
1. Pineapple Tarts
Pineapple tarts are bite-sized pastries filled with pineapple jam, and they are a favorite during Chinese New Year. The word for pineapple in Hokkien sounds similar to "prosperity arrives," making these tarts a symbol of good fortune. The pineapple is seen as a sign of good luck and success in Chinese culture. The Hokkien word for pineapple sounds like "prosperity comes," so it is considered lucky to have it during celebrations.
At Honeypeachsg Bakery, we have three pineapple tart flavours: Golden Pineapple Tart, Earl Grey Pineapple Tart and Pandan Pineapple Tart. The Golden Pineapple Tart is a tasty treat that has a lot of tropical flavors and is really indulgent. The tasty golden crust and sweet pineapple filling are the best part of the dessert. As you bite into the pineapple, you can taste how sweet it is right away. The pineapple filling is made with very ripe and juicy pineapples, giving it a perfect mix of natural sweetness and a bit of tanginess.
The Orange Cheese Cookies are crafted using high-quality natural cheese flavor, emanating a delightful and aromatic cheese essence. Shaped intricately into an orange form, these cookies are specially designed to align with the festive spirit of the Chinese New Year.
The delectable taste of these cookies is truly exceptional, making them a culinary delight that is highly recommended for anyone seeking a delicious and unique treat. Indulging in these cookies is a must-try experience, combining the rich essence of natural cheese with a visually appealing and culturally significant shape, perfect for enhancing the joy of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
3. Kueh Bangkit (Tapioca Cookies)
Kueh Bangkit are soft cookies made with tapioca flour, coconut milk, and sugar that melt in your mouth. These cookies are made in fancy shapes and represent good fortune and wealth. Traditionally, Kueh Bangkit is shaped into small, intricate molds before being baked. This results in beautifully patterned and delicate cookies that are often flower-shaped or feature other intricate designs.
Jiaozi, or dumplings, are often associated with wealth and prosperity due to their resemblance to ancient Chinese gold or silver ingots. Families gather to make and share dumplings, and some even hide a coin inside one as a symbol of good fortune. A dumpling is a type of food made from dough wrapped around a filling and then cooked in various ways like boiling, steaming, frying, or baking. Dumplings are a type of food that is eaten in different countries. They can be made with different ingredients and cooked in different ways, depending on the customs of each place.
Nian Gao is a glutinous rice cake that symbolizes the promise of a higher year, both in terms of growth and progress. It's often sliced and pan-fried to achieve a crispy exterior while maintaining a chewy interior. Nian Gao, also known as Chinese New Year cake or sticky rice cake, is a traditional Chinese food prepared and enjoyed during the Chinese New Year festivities. "Nian" means "year," and "Gao" can mean "cake" or "higher," symbolizing growth, progress, and the promise of a better year.
We have shared our top 5 picks for Chinese New Year Cookies. Now, which is your favourite?