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Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year puddings

The proof is in the new year pudding!

By Fontaine Cheng
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As Chinese New Year peeks auspiciously into January, many Hong Kong restaurants have already launched their turnip cake and new year pudding offerings for the festive season. A traditional festive treat, eating new year pudding (or leen goh which sounds like ‘a year higher’ in Cantonese) is said to help you to make career advancements or reach a higher level of prosperity in the forthcoming year. And since we all would like to reach new heights in the new year, we’ve gathered the best CNY puddings and where to get them in the city.

RECOMMENDED: Find out about other Lunar New Year traditions – and those we will miss this year – and all the lucky fruit and flowers that promise good luck and fortune. Or check out all the Chinese New Year displays at Hong Kong’s shopping malls this year.

Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year puddings

Ying Jee Club
Ying Jee Club
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Ying Jee Club

Restaurants Chinese Central

Fine dining Cantonese restaurant Ying Jee Club is offering handcrafted Chinese New Year puddings this year in the form of a contemporary blend of coconut milk and Ceylon black tea pudding ($238), alongside a rich and savoury turnip cake with conpoy and air-dried meat ($298). Handmade by executive chef Siu Hin-chi and his team, the preservative-free puddings are available at Ying Jee Club now until February 11.

To order: Visit the restaurant, call 2801 6882 or email reservation@yingjeeclub.hk

Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong
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Rosewood Hong Kong

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

The luxury hotel’s CNY offering is themed ‘New Year. A Vision of Hope’ and gift boxes showcase a hexagonal window print inspired by a traditional Chinese garden with blooms and a mountain in the background. Rosewood’s Chinese restaurant, The Legacy House, offers a conpoy turnip cake ($288) and a Chinese New Year pudding made by chef Li Chi-wai. The Rosewood shop also offers a range of gifts that include these in hampers with gift vouchers, flowers and other snacks. 

To order: Visit the restaurant or order on their website here

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Soulistic
Soulistic
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Soulistic

Described as a vegan tuck shop, Soulistic is an event catering company created by vegan chef and plant-based nutritionist, Tiffany Lau. For CNY, Soulistic is launching a Soul Festive CNY Collection of cakes that use seasonal vegetables from the owner’s farm with a low GI index and low in sodium. The two cakes include the CNY muscovado cake ($228) and blossoming homegrown radish cake ($268) made with three-month-old radish from their mini-farm in Tai Po. Pickup and delivery is available now until February 11 (Tuesday to Saturday only) but orders must be made from now until February 9.

To order: Visit the website here or contact them directly through Instagram and Facebook

KiKi Noodle Bar
KiKi Noodle Bar
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Kiki Noodle Bar

Restaurants Central

KiKi Noodle Bar is bringing back their classic Chinese New Year puddings for the season. Featuring natural ingredients from Taiwan, two puddings, including the sweet dried longan and dark brown sugar pudding ($118) and savoury dried sakura shrimp with Chinese sausage and turnip pudding ($118), are available again this year. The puddings are available as individual items or as a duo set ($208). Order now until February 11 at the IFC, K11 Musea, and Pacific Place branches of Kiki Noodle Bar.

To order: Visit the noodle bars or call the individual venues

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Four Seaons Hong Kong
Four Seaons Hong Kong
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Four Seasons Hotel

Hotels Luxury hotels Central

Created by the culinary team of three Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Lung King Heen, Four Seasons is offering four puddings including one new addition for Chinese New Year. The four flavours include Lunar New Year pudding with coconut milk ($488), abalone and turnip pudding with conpoy ($558), taro pudding with the black truffle with air-dried meat ($558), and the new flavour of silver fish potato pudding with conpoy and salted egg yolk ($488). The CNY puddings are available now until February 11

To order: Visit the website here to order; there is a 15 percent discount for orders made on or before January 29, and pick up dates are from February 4 to 11 at the Four Seasons’ Festive Desk (10am-8pm daily).

The Cakery
The Cakery
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The Cakery

Restaurants Bakeries Causeway Bay

Offering health-conscious treats to Hongkongers, The Cakery is at it again for Chinese New Year with a collection that features cookies, chocolates, and Chinese pudding. Their Chinese Pudding Trio ($398) is a set of refined sugar-free and vegan renditions of traditional puddings, including a red sugar rice pudding, red date and goji berries pudding, and a savoury turnip pudding made with white radish, dried mushroom, preserved pickles, black fungus, garnished with gold leaf and black truffle.

To order: Visit the website here to order or visit their stores in Landmark and Lee Garden Two

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Yung Kee
Yung Kee
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Yung Kee

Restaurants Lan Kwai Fong

This long-standing Hong Kong eatery has three puddings on offer: an organic turnip cake with homemade cured pork sausage and dried shrimps; organic coconut rice cake made with cane sugar and low-fat coconut milk; and Yung Kee’s signature water chestnut cake made with sweet and crunchy Beixiang water chestnuts. All items are available for delivery from now until February 1. Alternatively, go and pick them up yourself at Yung Kee, City’Super, and Yata until February 11, while stocks last.

To order: Visit the restaurant or call 2522 1624

The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Boutique
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The Peninsula Boutique

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

This Chinese New Year, The Peninsula is offering an aromatic update on their original pudding with a new citron and ginger flavour ($198). They’re offering this as an assorted gift box featuring both original and new flavours in one ($388). Wrapped in red and gold packaging which is inspired by the Chinese lucky knot – a symbol of prosperity and good luck charm – and the Year of the Ox, this set, along with other hampers and gifts from their boutique are great for gifting this season.

To order: Visit the website here to order online or The Peninsula Boutique at the hotel and the pop-up at Hysan Place

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Kind Kitchen and Green Common
Kind Kitchen and Green Common
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Green Common

Restaurants Vegetarian Mong Kok

Kind Kitchen and Green Common are wishing Hong Kong an ‘Omni Kinder New Year’ and offer their signature vegan festive cakes such as the peach gum water chestnut cake with chrysanthemum bud ($218) and OmniPork vegan XO sauce red quinoa turnip cake ($248), along with a new pumpkin rice cake with red quinoa, turmeric, and oat milk ($248). All of the healthy puddings are made with plant-based ingredients and superfoods, and they are also cruelty-free, Buddhist-friendly, and free from cholesterol, artificial colouring, and MSG – making an indulgent CNY feel better already.

To order: Visit any of the Green Common stores and Green Common eShop

L'Hotel
L'Hotel
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L Hotel

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

Offering a total of four New Year puddings of the sweet and salty variety, L’Hotel’s CNY collection includes Nina Chinese New Year pudding ($218), Chinese turnip pudding with XO Sauce ($248), Chinese taro pudding ($248), and water chestnut pudding with bird’s nest and osmanthus ($268). Those who order before January 28 can enjoy a 20 percent early bird discount too.

To order: Visit their hotels or their eShop

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St Regis Hong Kong
St Regis Hong Kong
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The St. Regis Hong Kong

Hotels Wan Chai

Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Rùn has created three handmade Chinese New Year puddings on behalf of St Regis Hong Kong this year. This includes a Japanese daikon pudding with shrimp, shiitake, conpoy, and Chinese sausages ($388), rose-flavoured brown sugar pudding made with Okinawa black sugar and balanced with rose flavouring ($288), and taro cake with Japanese dried oysters ($368). All puddings are available to order now until February 11 and can be picked up at the restaurant. 

To order: Contact Rùn on 2138 6808 / srhk.run@stregis.com or visit their e-Boutique 

Duddell's
Duddell's
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Duddell’s

Restaurants Chinese Central

One Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Duddell’s is offering a series of three CNY cakes this year, all of which are available on the restaurant group's delivery platform JIA Everywhere. Offering the classic Chinese New Year pudding ($298) and turnip cake ($348), Duddell's have also launched a new addition in the form of taro cake ($348). The puddings and cakes (which also come in a set of three for $888) are all encased in special edition boxes designed by G.O.D. (Goods of Desire) which feature hand-drawn traditional patterns of Chinese teacups and soup bowls that honour Hong Kong's heritage.

To order: Visit the website here and enjoy the early bird discount until January 24

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