Happy New Year 2017|Chinese New Year 2017

A Special Curated Guide For Your 2017 Chinese New Year Preparation

Chinese New Year 2017
Chinese New Year 2017

This year’s Chinese New Year comes early, leaving most of us little time to prepare right after the Christmas festivities. But you’ve got nothing to worry about with our comprehensive guide to getting all your Chinese New Year supplies in our neat list below!

Unique Chinese New Year Goodies

Besides being a time to reconnect with our family and relatives out of our busy lives, don’t we love Chinese New Year because we can feast on lovely biscuits and bakes as well? Aside from the usual pineapple tarts, Kueh Bangkit and love letters, what interesting variety can we look forward to this year?

  • New Year goodies for the health conscious – Delcies provide a variety of yummy CNY goodies that doesn’t have to damage to your health. You can find vegan and diabetic friendly pineapple balls, low sugar almond cookies and eggless coconut love letters. It’s truly a season for all to indulge!
  • Pineapple Roll from Flor Patisserie – move over pineapple tarts, this is the year to take it up a notch and have a pineapple swiss roll instead! Make with pineapple cream and topped with a Rooster sugar figurine, bring a smile to your family’s face with this special new year dessert.
  • Charcoal love letters – Love letters are a common sight during CNY, but black ones? For a little more funk, get the charcoal love letters from Baker’s Well, or make room for those with savoury fillings of Hae bee hiam or chicken floss.
  • Chips with a twist from Antoinette – in recent years, there have been several stalls selling arrowhead chips for CNY, but their taste can get rather mundane after a few chips. So dig in into two innovative version of chips from Antoinette – candied yam chips and spiced sweet potato chips.
  • Butter studio’s Lychee Bangkit – these light and crumbly bakes in pretty pink are simply irresistible! Unlike traditional Kueh Bangkit, these cookies are flavoured with lychee extract instead of the usual coconut milk. Prefer something on the savoury side? They’ve also created a Sea Salt Almond cookie that is oh-so-delightful! Catch them at the ongoing CNY fair at Takashimaya event square.

Home Catering

Find it too much of a hassle to cook for a sumptuous Chinese New Year feast for so many people? Cater in this year instead with the following caterers that provide special CNY menus to ensure you are well-fed throughout the weekend.

Find it too much of a hassle to cook for a sumptuous Chinese New Year feast for so many people? Cater in this year instead with the following caterers that provide special CNY menus to ensure you are well-fed throughout the weekend.

  • Steamboat sets from Mr Steamboat – reunion dinners are almost synonymous with steamboats, so if you struggle to find fresh ingredients or can’t stand chopping up veggies, Mr Steamboat offer steamboat packages delivered to your home. Prices start at $208 for 6 pax and there is no surcharge of $30 if you order before 20 January.
  • Rasel Catering – offering various menu ranging from $16.88 per pax to $68.88 per pax, you have no worries about cooking for so many people! Complimentary Prosperity Yusheng with buffet order of S$20.88 and above with a HSBC credit card.
  • Amici – Home catering from Chinese New Year does not mean eating shabby food. With Amici catering, you can look forward to a menu of luxurious offerings that include fish maw soup, imperial scallops with Broccoli, Pan-seared Red snapper and Yu Sheng with Norwegian salmon Gravlax with crisp salmon skin. Get a S$108 Ang Pao off total bill on Harmony CNY Catering Menu for minimum 30 persons using your HSBC credit card.
  • Buddha-jump-over-the wall from Kam Boat – one of the fanciest Chinese dish you can have that’s so appropriate for CNY is the Buddha-jump-over-the-wall. You don’t even need to leave your house to savour it when you order it with Kam boat. OCBC card holders with early bird pre-order are entitled to a complimentary a Yu-sheng & Soya Sauce chicken
  • Putien – Complimentary Handmade Mee Sua and Prosperity Yu Sheng for OCBC cardmembers with purchase of “Pot of Goodies” that comes with top-grade ingredients, such as whole abalone, dried clams and sea cucumber.
  • Pencai, roast meats and desserts from Holiday Inn- offering a huge variety of takeaway goodies that will add much flavour to your CNY table is Holiday Inn. Highlights include Xin’s traditional Pen Cai made with sumptuous abalones, fresh scallops, fish maw, roast ducks and sea cucumber, roasted suckling pig, barbecued platter, yam and pumpkin cake and Xin’s nian gao with coconut sauce. Order now for 25% off!
  • Festive Cakes from East Ocean – no meal is complete without desserts and obviously, the nian gao is something that is mandatory during Chinese New year. Other than the delectable nian gao with coconut milk, East Ocean also offers a variety of other Chinese desserts for the sweet-toothed, including the Guilin Water Chestnut cake, Red bean cake and white fungus cake with red dates. DBS/POSB cardmembers get 10% off Nian Gao and Festive cakes.

Enjoy your reunion dinner!!