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[CNY 2019] Poon Confectionary – Literally homemade Chinese New Year goodies (plus a giveaway!)

Chinese New Year is just over a week away. Have you decided on where or which brand of CNY goodies to purchase? I know some will simply go to the Chinese New Year Bazaar in Chinatown to grab discounted deals, while some will go for the big brands.

You may not have heard of Poon Confectionary but if you like the idea of homemade goodies, you may just want to consider Poon Confectionary. They are one of the very few brands selling homemade goodies from Malaysia. These goodies are literally homemade! That is, they are made in the homes of families from the same village with more than 20-30 years of baking, as opposed to making them in a commercial kitchen.

Very importantly, these Chinese New Year goodies do not contain any preservatives, added flavourings nor MSG. The pricing is also pretty attractive, plus there’s a 7% discount on the rack prices you see! If you shop around, you will know. Scroll down to see more pictures of the some of the goodies I tried as well as the pricing.

Poon Confectionary Chinese New Year Goodies

I’m having a giveaway on my Instagram account. If you want to participate, head over to https://www.instagram.com/365days2play/. I’ll be picking 6 winners to win a CNY goodie of their choice! Contest ends 26 Jan 2019 2359hr!

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[Chinese New Year 2015]–SUCRE Truffle Pineapple Tarts

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Chinese New Year 2015 reviews

For Lunar New Year 2015, SUCRE has created 4 new Pineapple Truffles which are all made in Singapore: Seaweed, Cheese Lite, Blueberry and Raspberry. If you’re looking for pineapple tarts that are still pretty traditional in looks but with a slight difference, you might just want to consider SUCRE. From February 4 to 17, SUCRE’s ‘8 Happiness’ handmade Pineapple Truffles and Artisanal Cookies will be on sale at the Lunar New Year Festival Fair at JEM Shopping Mall, Level 1 Atrium as well as online at www.ruedusucre.com

Closeup Blueberry

Blueberry Truffles

The Cheese Lite Pineapple Truffle is made from the finest Australian Cheddar cheese, resulting in a butter pastry that is light and melts in your mouth. The Seaweed Pineapple Truffle is the first of its kind to be created in Singapore. The distinctive Seaweed Pineapple Truffle incorporates the finest Japanese seaweed into its aromatic butter pastry, resulting in a subtly savoury truffle that goes perfectly well with a cup of piping hot Pu-er tea. The other 2 flavours are Blueberry and Raspberry: these pineapple truffles contain pineapple fillings blended with 100% pure blueberry and raspberry puree (no artificial flavourings/colourings) respectively. All Pineapple Truffles come in 2 sizes: Gourmet (16g truffle) and Premium Large (25g truffle). Prices for Pineapple Truffles range from $17.80 for each cylinder in the Gourmet Tall Collection (18 pieces x 16g truffle) to $24.80 per box (18 pieces x 25g truffle) from the Premium Large Collection.

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[CNY 2014] BreadTalk Horseperity Cookies & Pineapple Tarts

Next up, my review of BreadTalk’s Hosperity Cookie Set! The kind people from BreadTalk presented to me their unique 3-in-1 Horseperity Cookies Set ($33) that includes an assortment of almond cookies, sweet potato sesame cookies and prawn samosa. They also threw in a box of tasty Pineapple Tarts ($22) for an extra dose of good luck!

BreadTalk Horseperity Cookies Set ($33) (5)

The 3-in-1 cookie set is really very festive looking, to the extent that they have used the boxes as decorations at their BreadTalk store! When I went to the BreadTalk at Bedok Mall to collect my loot, I totally walked past their CNY cookie display on the shelves because I had assumed that the shelves had been decked up in their CNY finery. It was only upon closer inspection that I realised that the boxes were the boxes from the Hosperity cookie set.

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[CNY 2014] PrimaDeli Chinese New Year Cookies

Chinese New Year is in less than 2 weeks! Have you bought all your new clothes and Chinese New Year goodies yet? Fret not if you haven’t bought those Chinese New Year goodies because I’ll be reviewing several brands and giving you the low down on the best CNY cookies to buy.

Prima Deli Cheese Pineapple Tarts and Pillow Pineapple Tarts (2)

First up for review are PrimaDeli’s range of Chinese New Year cookies. The PrimaDéli Chinese New Year collection 2014 features a treasure trove of good ol’ traditional treats ranging from everyone’s favourite pineapple tarts, to love letters and melt-in-your-mouth Kueh Bangkit. In addition to these delights, there are also new unique treats with a twist such as the Cheese Pineapple Tarts, Orange Butter Cake and three new cookies – Sesame, Walnut Sugee and Pistachio Cookies.

Prima Deli Cheese Pineapple Tarts and Pillow Pineapple Tarts (1)

Cheese Pineapple Tarts and Pillow Pineapple Tarts $16.80 / tin

Pineapple tarts are always a perennial favourite for me, and it just ain’t Chinese New Year if I don’t eat a ton of these goodies. I like my pineapple tarts bursting with sweet pineapple. You will like the pillow pineapple tarts if you have a sweet tooth like me. Couldn’t resist stealing a few of those mouthwatering pillows before I could take a picture. The cheese pineapple tarts are for those who are looking for a more mellow and less sweet pineapple tart. The parmesan cheese flavour is rather light, you might miss it if you’re not paying attention, but it does lend a touch of savouriness / nuttiness to the pineapple filling.

And at the end of all the feasting, you get to reuse the pretty containers to keep some other food stuff! Sure looks like the Chinese New Year cookie boxes are going the way of the Mooncake boxes. Mark my words, you heard it here on 365days2play first!

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Happy Chinese New Year Everybody!

Chinese New Year is just about 6 hours away so let me wish all of you out there a Happy Chinese New Year in advance! May the year of the Dragon bring you peace, prosperity, happiness and health!

365days2play wishes all Peace & Prosperity for 2012

This evening, I will be enjoying a sumptuous reunion dinner with my parents, the Partner as well as my 3rd Uncle’s family at our favourite Cze Char stall in Bedok. I may even be able to get second helpings if the Partner acts up and sniffs as dishes that are too foreign for him.

Every year, I always entertain the thought of welcoming in the New Year by visiting Chinatown. There’s just no place in Singapore that’s as festive and atmospheric than Chinatown on Chinese New Year eve! It’s jammed packed like hell and you move a few inches every minute or so. But that’s how you soak up the atmosphere isn’t it? You may find very good deals too but only after 12 mid night when the stallholders are keen to get rid of their goods. The Partner finds the idea totally abhorrent and encouraged me to go last week with one of my good friends so that he would be free of that task. Heh, that’s what he thinks cuz there’s no rule against going to Chinatown twice right?!

Anyway go last week I did, and here are the pictures. If you don’t know what to do on Chinese New Year eve, go to Chinatown! Enjoy!

One day, just maybe one day I will be able to fit into a Cheong Sam.

I dunno why but I find the waxed meats stall fascinating. I somehow gravitate towards it. I hear the meats calling out my name.

Apparently everything can be waxed, even fish. No idea what wax is used. I wonder if we can still get the same taste without using wax? I suppose that would be the European meats. I overheard a customer complaining that the waxed meats were more expensive than the Parma ham she bought in Europe. I bought $5 of the waxed duck seen in the 3rd picture, which amounted to 2 pieces.

My friend was too shy to appear in the picture so he hid behind the leg of ham.

Clockwise : Pomelos, buddha’s fingers, gourds, peanuts. The fingers and the gourds are for display and not for eating.

Taiwan fruit jellies. There are several stalls selling these and there is a guy standing there just to dish out samples. According to my friend, if you eat lots of samples and don’t buy any, they will take you aside and ask you what you’re doing. Don’t know whether to believe him or not.

The jellies are very nice. They are ice-cold, sweet, and quite firm so they give a good bite. Rather expensive though. $1 for 100g, but 2 of the jellies are already 100g. I tried to limit the flavours I chose, but I still ended up buying 12 for $6.

These aren’t the traditional Chinese New Year goodies we eat in Singapore. Is it just me or what but I thought that the number of stalls selling the traditional goodies were very limited. Stuff like Kueh Bankit, Almond cookies, Love Letters, Pineapple Tarts etc. I thought I would see stall after stall selling those, but I was wrong.

See this stall selling Crispy Fish Skin for $18 per packet. Don’t think this is traditional Singaporean CNY fare. I tried some and they were very delicious! Absolutely addictive, and they weren’t oily tasting too, on the contrary, quite light.

Now finally a place selling traditional Chinese New Year goodies. Apparently this shop is super famous and has a very long history. Look at all the newspaper write-ups! There are even black and white photos of snaking queues! Love old photos which let me glimpse what Singapore was like back in the old days.

Chinese New Year decor and red packets you can buy. I prefer getting red packets for free from the banks.

There is this cluster of mini food stalls somewhere near the Chinatown food centre. Not to be mistaken for the Smith Street Food Street. The Indo Sumatera stall looks really old school. The sign says it sells “Indo Traditional Snacks with Natural Ingredients and Less Sugar”. And then there’s the Caucasian selling sausages in Chinatown. I believe these stalls are here all year round.

The New Chinatown Visitor Centre

Well that’s all for now folks! Have a very festive and happy Chinese New Year! May you receive lots of Ang Pows, and for those that are giving, give more!!

 

HUAT AH!!!!!!

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