Here’s a convenient solution to your Lunar New Year shopping woes – skip the crowds at Chinatown and Orchard and head straight to Raffles and Tanjong Pagar Xchanges instead. Happening from now ‘til February 15, the CNY bazaar is jam-packed with all your favourite goodies so you can keep your pantry well stocked before the relatives start coming around. Here are some of the tastiest purchases you should not miss at the fair.
from Warisan Recipe
This bite-sized snack from Warisan Recipe makes for the perfect teatime snack, regardless of if you’re celebrating Chinese New Year or not. Madam Zainab’s kueh bahulu ($16) follows a well-guarded recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation – the result is a light and fluffy cake that’s not too sweet or dry. While you can’t go wrong with the original version, there’s also a host of other flavours like raisin, cheese, pandan and chocolate chip bahulu on offer.
Stall: RX A3
Konnyaku jelly koi fish
from Wugufeng Singapore
We’ll admit that we were first drawn to this because of how pretty it looks, making it a welcomed addition to any CNY table. But Wugufeng’s konnyaku jelly koi fish ($19) is not just about its good looks, the light dessert is a refreshing respite from all the rich foods you’ve been gorging on throughout the festive season.
Stall: RX B4
No Chinese New Year snack table is complete without some pineapple tarts and where better to get them than Kele? Score these award-winning pineapple tarts ($26.80) at the Bountiful Spring Fair. If your other half is a fan of pineapple tarts, then surprise them this Valentine’s Day with Kele’s limited edition rose pineapple tarts that have a pretty pink base.
Stall: RX B2
from Little Nonya’s Cookies
Another family favourite at the CNY snack bar are melt-in-your-mouth morsels of kueh bangkit ($20) and Little Nonya's Cookies does some of the best in town. These dangerously addictive cookies have a rich pandan coconut flavour that is impossible to resist. We challenge you to try stopping at one.
Stall: RX E2 & E4
from Rasa Sayang
Spice up your celebrations with Indonesian goodies and kueh lapis ($68) from Rasa Sayang. The layered cakes are available in a variety of flavours including coffee, pandan, prunes, cranberries and pineapple for that extra touch of golden luck you need to usher in prosperity this Chinese New Year.
Stall: RX D3
The Bountiful Spring Fair 2018 is happening at Raffles and Tanjong Pagar Xchanges on weekdays from 11am to 8pm until February 15.
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