A year has flown by, just like that.
With the pandemic still looming over the world, this year’s Chinese New Year will be different compared with other years when it comes to reunion dinner and visiting. Large gatherings are still not allowed for now, even in phase 3. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that we will still be happily feasting during this period of time! Let’s be thankful that we still have the mood and ability to obtain all these luxuries!
Apart from the annual splurges on seafood during this period of time, most people would stock up on the CNY goodies a month before CNY. This year, due to the pandemic, many Singaporeans would not be able to go across the border to get the goodies and I think not many would be keen to join long queues in Singapore either. I’m so glad that I managed to get premium quality CNY goodies from Ding Bakery this year online.
No hassle. No queues. A few clicks and the goodies arrived the very next day! There was also real-time tracking of the delivery van on the day of delivery so the whole process was very smooth.
And #1 on our favourites list is the pineapple tart. So naturally, the very first thing I tried when the stash arrived was the Award-Winning Premium Melt-in-your-Mouth Pineapple Tart (Ball). I just have a soft spot for pineapple tarts and these from Ding Bakery are buttery heaven and truly lives up to its name. The pineapple paste is not overly sweet and is made with natural ingredients. In fact, the ingredients in the pineapple tarts are merely: Eggs, Butter, Flour, Milk Powder, Sugar, Salt, Pineapple. I’m just so glad to see that there are no nasties in the ingredient list!
My next favourite CNY goodie is actually the kueh bangkit. Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed putting one of those melty white goodies into my mouth and waiting for the magic to happen. Ding Bakery has 3 types of Award-winning kueh bangkit (original, pandan and gula melaka) – I went for the original flavour. It was a tough choice, since I like pandan and gula melaka, but I always feel that the original flavour is one that is not to be missed. And it certainly did not disappoint. It is very fragrant, not overly sweet and the melty goodness brings back pleasant childhood memories. Ingredients: Eggs, Butter, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Coconut Cream
Next up, #3 on the favourites list is the Premium Spicy Hae Bee Hiam Roll (Sambal Prawn Cracker) – the crunchy spicy little rolls the entire family enjoys. Naturally I had to buy more of these because if I don’t watch the kids like a hawk, a whole bottle would be gone in no time. These hae bee hiam rolls are really addictive so be really careful when you have these in your hands! #saygoodbyetocaloriebudget
I wanted to order love letters but the original love letters were out of stock at the time I placed my order so I settled for the Premium Honey Chicken Floss Crispy Cracker. But it turned out to be a great thing because I feel that this actually is a really nice combination of tastes and textures. The sweetness of the love letter with the savoury sweetness of the chicken floss and the fragrance of the black sesame seeds is da bomb!
Lastly, I ordered Premium Almond Cookies because my hubby loves it. There’s a distinct almond taste in the cookie and the cookie is still so soft and decadent and almost melts in the mouth. If you’re a fan of almond cookies, do try Ding Bakery’s. Ingredients: Eggs, Butter, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Almond Powder, Peanut.
There are actually some other CNY goodies on the Ding Bakery’s website that I was keen to try but they were out of stock. But I heard that they will be replenishing stock soon. Stock runs out pretty fast so be sure to keep a lookout for your favourites and get them before they are gone too! Plus, take full advantage of the early bird offers now!
Delivery is free for orders above $100. Self-collection is available at 140 Paya Lebar Road, AZ Building, #03-13, Singapore 409015. If you’d like to taste the goodies before you buy them, you can also head to the same address and sample the goodies. All the CNY goodies are HALAL certified.
Disclosure: I was provided with store credits to sample the goodies. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine.