1. Indulge in pineapple tarts for good fortune
Every Chinese New Year comes with an overload of pineapple tarts. Understandably so, since the direct Hokkien translation of pineapple sounds just like the idea of “ushering in prosperity”. Fruits are also generally considered auspicious, and for the Hokkiens, the pineapple reigns as one of the luckiest fruits to have during the new year.
While inherently Chinese, our rendition of pineapple tarts were inspired by the Straits Chinese or Peranakan folks: we won’t find these buttery bites in China. Now, when out visiting friends and family, don’t say no to another pineapple tart. Since we believe that eating sweet treats will lead to a sweeter life, it's only during the lunar celebrations that we get a free pass for devouring all things sweet.