One of the best things about Chinese New Year is for sure the CNY goodies. It’s no surprise that the goodness of CNY bakes comes with a heap load of calories, so we’re here to make sure they go to those worth the calories. We’ve compiled a list of the top best places to get your Chinese New Year goodies that are sure to wow yourself and your guests.
1. Pineapple Tarts Singapore
This rich and buttery snack from Pineapple Tart Singapore has made it impossible for you to just “have one,” but with its delightful melt-in-your-mouth goodness, no one’s really complaining. Super delicious, extremely addictive. One bottle of these pineapple tarts is sure to disappear as fast as you run away from your judgy aunties during the new year.
This award-winning, freshly baked pineapple tarts are homemade using only the finest quality ingredients for all to enjoy. They are baked with butter and this adds a rich taste to the sweet and sour balance of the pineapple filing. The buttery crust adds a good layer of texture and we’re sure you’re going to devour it in just one sitting. Pineapple Tarts Singapore also offers pineapple tarts in many different, unique flavours that add a modern twist to the traditional tarts. Some of these include mala-flavoured pineapple tarts, truffle pineapple tarts and our personal favorite, the cheezylicious pineapple tarts that are parmesan-coated tarts for all the cheese lovers out there.
Location: 11 Sin Ming Road, Thomson V Two, #01-30, Singapore 575629
Telephone: 8127 0477 (Whatsapp)
Facebook: Pineapple Tarts Singapore
2. Wang Lai Bakery
Offering both open and closed-faced pineapple tarts, Wang Lai bakery makes homemade pineapple tarts for all to enjoy. Each piece of this delicacy oozes a tangy sweetness on taste, leaving you to drool for more. The flavours of the sweet and tangy traditional pineapple tarts are filled with pineapple pasta that goes well with the soft, yet dense and buttery crust, making it a great CNY goodie for the new year. The ‘Melt In Your Mouth’ closed faced pineapple tarts are filled with tangy sweet pineapple paste in a thick layer of soft, buttery flaky crust, making it almost impossible to just pop one in a sitting. You can taste the quality of the ingredients used and they also offer many more CNY goodies such as love letters, cookies and prawn rolls that are to die for.
Location: 20 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #03-58, S573968
Telephone: 8818 4585 (Whatsapp)
Facebook: Wang Lai Bakery
3. Teaspoon of Love
Anything earl grey definitely gets us hyped. We were stoked to see that Teaspoon of Love offers Earl Grey Pineapple Tarts. These pineapple tarts are flavored with buttery earl grey tea that pairs well with the home-made caramelised pineapple jam. The pineapple jam is also added with bergamot oil for a subtle floral and citrusy Earl Grey aroma. If you’re a tea lover, check out their website for different types of teas infused in their pineapple tarts that are sure to stand out during the Lunar New Year.
Location: 171 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #12-503, Kebun Baru Link 1, S560171
Telephone: +65 8283 1683
Facebook: Teaspoon of Love
Well known for their handcrafted and artisanal healthy bakes, they have many different outlets all across Singapore. This makes it a lot easier to get your hands on their seasonal Pineapple Pocket Pie. It’s a different look and feel from your traditional or ball pineapple tarts that everyone seems to flock for, but trust us when we say these pineapple pockets are just as good. The filling is definitely the one that stands out more as the pastry is a very thin layer, but the pineapple filing is lightly sweetened so it doesn’t make it overwhelming. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative so you can enjoy more without worrying about your OOTD getting a little tighter, Cedele’s Pineapple Pocket Pie is the way to go.
Telephone: +65 6922 9700
Facebook: Cedele Singapore
5. The Pine Garden
For your fill of good, authentic traditional open-faced pineapple tarts, The Pine Garden is the perfect fit. For its homemade jam, the Pine Garden takes the win. Fresh pineapples are hand-grated and cooked down to a paste, giving you a not too sweet, evenly balanced taste of pineapple filling with rich, buttery pastry around. Limited stock is available for advanced ordering, so make sure to get your hands on it soonest!
Telephone: +65 6457 6159
Facebook: The Pine Garden
Many of our loved PrimaDelis around Singapore sell these decant pillow pineapple tarts for the Lunar New Year. The snack-able serving size and fluffy, flaky buttery crust are what makes it so easy to devour. Although a little more pineapple jam would be better, it still makes for a great CNY goodie to share amongst friends and families.
Telephone: +65 6276 3333
Facebook: Prima Deli
7. Janice Wong
For the chocolate lovers out there, this one’s for you. The 76% dark chocolate pineapple tarts by Janice Wong are a unique and modern spin to the traditional tarts we all know and love. Not many may appreciate the combination of the two but these crumbly dark chocolate covered tarts are delicious. Finishing off with a hint of gold dust speckled at the top, the chocolate rounds out the pineapple jam’s sweetness and balances the pastry making it moist and absolutely decadent.
Location: Paragon Orchard 290 Orchard Road , B1-K28 S238859
Telephone: +65 9233 7547
Facebook: Janice Wong
8. Mirana Cake House
Mirana Cake House’s Chinese New Year Pineapple Tarts are slightly on the sweeter side, perfect for those who enjoy the sweeter taste of pineapple tarts. They are baked fresh and the pineapple filling is abundant. The melt in your mouth pineapple tarts are achieved with a smooth and savoury taste from the crust which gives it a good buttery feel. A good aftertaste lingers with the sweetness of the pineapple filling and the scent of the buttery crust.
Location: 3015 Bedok North Street 5 # 04-14 Shimei East Kitchen. Singapore 48635
Telephone: +65 9005 4314
Facebook: Mirana Cake House
9. Joyous Pastries
The best thing about Joyous Pastries, besides the delicious pineapple tarts, are that they are also homemade, with no preservatives or coloring applied. Their tarts give customers just the right amount of sweetness. The pastry is not too flaky nor too dry, and simply melts in your mouth.
Location: #B1-03 Tanjong Pagar MRT (near Exit B, Anson Rd, S069119
Telephone: +65 6455 6757
Facebook: Joyous Cakes N Pastries
10. Thye Moh Chan
Be sure to catch Thye Moh Chan’s Gula Melaka-infused pineapple pastries for local taste fans. They’ve adapted the traditional pineapple tarts to cater to the local palate and if you need a little more sweetness in your pineapple tarts for the Lunar New Year, Thye Moh Chan’s Gula Melaka flavored pineapple pastries is the way to go. The sweet flavour of the gula melaka and pineapple filling makes for a good combination that many will appreciate.
Location:78 Airport Boulevard #B2-231 S819666 | 133 New Bridge Road #01-45 S059413 | 290 Orchard Road #B1-12 S238859
Telephone: +65 6604 8858 | + 65 6732 8858
Facebook: Thye Moh Chan Singapore