Why Queue? Get Your Lunar New Year Goodies In Cool Aircon Comfort
Why Queue? Get your Lunar New Year goodies in aircon comfort
Spend more quality dong dong chiang time with your family instead
Pineapple tarts and Bak kwa. You can’t think of two more iconic snacks to represent the lunar new year in Singapore. When combined, you can almost hear the dong-dong-chiang ringing in the background.
Every year, families will be subtlety ‘flexing’ where they got their lunar new year goodies and how much time and effort they have spent just to procure the best goodies ever. It’s a jolly game of upmanship that dominates the conversations when you’re on your house visits.
We think it’s time to do things a bit differently. It’s the start of a new year, heck – it’s a completely new decade.
Instead of spending hours queuing outdoors to hunt down these lunar new year treats, how about doing them in aircon comfort instead? They’ll still be just as delicious and take the time to really check in with your friends and family and find how out they are really doing.
We've compiled a handy list of where you can pick up these delicious goodies in aircon comfort. You can even do so while shopping for your new outfits during the lunar new year. Be sure to do so before prices start going up!
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Bee Chieng Hiang
Possibly the most well-known bak kwa brand in Singapore, Bee Chieng Hiang found its way to our hearts through our TV screens. It’s not the lunar new year in Singapore until you’ve seen the Bee Chieng Hiang advertisement featuring A-list Mediacorp celebrities waving delicious slices of bak kwa while wishing you a prosperous new year.
Today, Bee Chieng Hiang continues to find its way, this time to our stomachs by making their delicious bak kwa easily available islandwide. Currently located at six different CapitaLand malls, pick up a packet of bak kwa from this popular brand.
Ranked as one of the most delicious bak kwa stores in Singapore, Singaporeans are happy to indulge in one of their national past time – queuing for good food. The queues at Lim Chee Guan's bak kwa store are legendary. In fact, the queues are so long that the company actually launched a mobile app in 2 years ago to help manage queues and reduce waiting times.
Instead of waiting in the hot sun in Chinatown, head to their two other outlets, both located indoor, with aircon, and alongside many other fantastic stores. Head to ION Orchard or Jewel Changi Airport to get your fix now. We mean it. Now. They are that popular.
Fragrance - Xiang Wei Bak Kwa
Aptly named, Fragrance was named after the heavenly scent of Bak Kwa wafting through the air. Indeed, the smell of bak kwa can trigger major hunger pangs and is both attractive and distracting at the same time.
The very same delicious smell and taste has kept the brand in business for over 50 years.
Started in 1969, the family run business today has expanded to multiple locations across Singapore – including IMM and The Star Vista. Get a whiff!
You’ve heard stories of home bakers turned culinary entrepreneurs. The original story, and possibly the most successful story belongs to Ms Tjendri Anatasia. She started Bengawan Solo in 1979, in the kitchen of her HDB flat and back then, her products even made their way to the shelves of the supermarkets.
It wasn’t long before she set up her first store in Marine Terrace and today, Bengawan Solo has become an iconic brand – a key pillar in Singapore’s food history. Mention the name ‘Bengawan Solo’, and you’ll be reminded of mouthwatering traditional treats. From fluffy pandan cakes to soft kuehs, this shop can do no wrong. Sometimes, old is gold. The same goes for their pineapple tarts.
Looking for something fancier? If you need to impress someone (e.g. your boss, future mother-in-law, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc.) how about getting your pineapple tarts from the doyenne of Peranakan cuisine – Violet Oon.
Baked fresh, the generous and well-made tarts are hand-formed with a sweet and citrusy pineapple jam that is slow cooked with cinnamon.
Packaged in a bright yellow box and featuring just eight tarts per box, these premium tarts are meant to be savoured slowly.
If you’ve found yourself staring at the octagonal box of lunar new year goodies and wondering what would golden ferrero rochers and pineapple tarts taste like at the same time – well, you can solve the mystery once and for all.
If you’re up for experimentation, noted local chocolatier, Janice Wong has given the traditional pineapple tart a twist. The Dark Chocolate Pineapple Tarts from Janice Wong feature pineapple tarts coated with a single origin dark chocolate from Equateur.
The bittersweet and savoury snack is an elevated treat for the taste buds. Head down to the nearest store now!
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