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2022 CNY Guide – 12 Best Feasts & Takeaways to Welcome The Year of the Tiger

We’ve only just celebrated Christmas and a brand New Year, and now it’s time for another celebration! Lunar New Year is around the corner and it’s time to welcome the Year of the Tiger with auspicious and prosperous beginnings. Like every CNY, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends over reunion dinner. And if you’re looking for where to dine at or places to order takeaway feasts, we’ve got you covered!

Gift Ideas/Takeaways

If you’re looking for some of the best CNY goodies, treats and takeaways to shower your loved ones without breaking the bank – here’s a few options to choose from!

1. Cedele


Every year, Cedele surprises us with their Chinese New Year offerings and this year is no different. These festive selection of goodies from Cedele present a perfect way to deliver fortune and good health in abundance to family and friends! Featured here are some items worth trying – they’re also trans-fat, preservative-free, handcrafted with care using natural ingredients with a slew of plant-based, gluten-free and keto-friendly options.

Tartlets Platter ($56)

One of our favourites are their Tartlets Platter which are so artfully presented and come with 4 options of Hoisin Pulled Duck, Bak Kwa, Chicken Almond and Laksa Egg Mayo. 

Assorted Roast Meat Platter ($58)

As for sharing, the Assorted Roast Meat Platter comes with 3 types of meat – pork belly confit, char siew and duck confit. We love the soft and tender pork belly confit and the char siew – not so fatty and so yummy!

Cedele
Website: http://www.cedele.com/
Instagram: @cedelesingapore
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cedelesingapore

2. Le Matin Patisserie

Chinese New Year Pastries ($68 for a box of 5)

Le Matin Patisserie always amazes us with their creations and this Chinese New Year they have curated 5 new bakes for the festive occasion – Chrysanthemum and Pear Custard Flan, Hae Bee Hiam Laminated Donut Roll, Kumquat and Sea Buckthorn Danish, Lacto-Fermented Pineapple Galette & Sweet Potato and Yuzu Brioche Bun. 


Kumquat and Sea Buckthorn
– Danish Sourdough pastry baked with a Kumquat and Sea Buckthorn Jam, glazed with Vanilla & Apricot, then topped with a creamy Mandarin Custard and Semi-Dried confit Kumquat slices.

Hae Bee Hiam Laminated Donut Roll – A savoury donut roll filled with a Hae Bee Hiam Cream Cheese Custard, rolled in Parmesan and Shrimp Floss, and topped with a Crispy Fried Shrimp.nWe love how interesting and delightful this savoury pastry is!

This exclusive box of CNY pastries is available from 26 January to 13 February – we recommend getting your hands on it before they’re sold out, or get them as a gift for your loved ones for this festive season. 

Le Matin Patisserie
Website: https://www.lematinpatisserie.com/
Instagram: @lematin.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lematinpatisserie 

3. Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer continues to keep the magic alive this Lunar New Year with exclusive products and a brand-new makeover for Percy Pig. Welcome a prosperous Year of the Tiger with mouth-watering candy box treats and cheers to treasured moments with family and friends with M&S’s wide selection of award-winning wines expertly matched by wine specialists.

You can also whip up Marks & Spencer’s original recipes for a mouth-watering Lunar New Year meal and invite luck and wealth into the new year. We tried making their Roasted Chicken Traybake recipe which was so easy to follow and fuss-free. All the ingredients for the recipe can be bought at Marks & Spencer too!

Marks & Spencer
Website: https://www.marksandspencer.com/sg/
Instagram: @marksandspencer_sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarksandSpencerSingapore/

4. Mr Bean

A cheery New Year starts with these festive treats from Mr Bean – all uniquely made with soy flour and baked fresh in Singapore. From bestsellers to classic favourites, enjoy these delectable and healthier CNY treats!

Ang Bao Pineapple Tarts ($22.80) 

These golden beauties come with a sweet fibrous pineapple jam filling carefully encased in each tart – definitely an indulgence with each bite.

Macadamia Nut Cookies ($21.80)

These goodies are packed with lightly salted Australian macadamia nuts, we enjoyed how rich and crispy each of them tastes! 

Lychee Soya Cookies ($21.80)

Another highlight is their Lychee Soya Cookies which are light, refreshing, and incredibly tasty. A perfect bite-sized treat to munch away!

Mr Bean
Website: https://www.mrbean.com.sg/
Instagram: @mrbeansg
Facebook: @MrBeanSingapore

5. ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore

Auspicious Trio ($78)

All ready to welcome the Year of the Tiger with an irresistible selection of festive goodies from ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore. For gifting ideas, recommend getting their Auspicious Trio which includes the Organic Pineapple Rolls, limited edition Spicy Hei Bee Hiam Pineapple Tarts and the Parmigiano Reggiano Cookies. 

Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal Pineapple Tarts ($28.80)

In addition to the traditional all-time favourite Organic Pineapple Rolls, this year’s selection include a limited edition Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal Pineapple Tarts, which features crusty pastry made with luxurious Elle & Vire butter from France and topped with organic pineapple paste flavoured with bird’s eye chilli and dried shrimps.

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Cookies ($26.80)

A European take on Chinese New Year snacks, the Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Cookies are made with premium French butter and 24-month aged Italian parmigiano reggiano cheese that gives it a rich, sharp and nutty flavour.

ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore
Website:
https://one15marina.com/offers-category/dining/
Instagram: @one15marina
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONE15Marina 

6. Seriously Keto

Seriously Prosperous Hamper ($108)

Taking guilt-free indulgence to new levels this Lunar New Year, with Seriously Keto’s newly launched special range of handcrafted Chinese New Year goodies – featuring innovative delectables, carefully tweaked to be low carb, keto- and diabetic-friendly. With delicious festive treats such as the “No Pineapple” Pineapple Tart made with fresh wintermelon and Cashew Cookies available, the healthier Chinese New Year bites by Seriously Keto are perfect for celebratory gatherings with family and loved ones.

The Seriously Prosperous Hamper is a beautiful gift for your loved ones and it includes a jar of “No Pineapple” Pineapple Tarts, a Pecan Coconut Tart and a Cashew Cookies Jar while the Seriously Prosperous Hamper (SGD$138.80) makes for a luxurious present perfect for corporate gifting. All orders $32 and above come with a complimentary pack of Seriously Keto’s red packets.

Pecan Coconut Tart ($88.80)

Keto-friendly, gluten-free and low carb from crust to crown – the Pecan Coconut Tart which is included in the Seriously Prosperous Hamper is a luxurious guilt-free treat with zero added sugars. Adorned with gold leaves to signify prosperity and luck for the new year ahead, the Pecan Coconut Tart carries subtle whiffs of butterscotch and is the perfect house-gift to impress guests with. The Pecan Coconut Tart is also available for ala-carte purchase at S$88.80 in-store or via WhatsApp with a minimum of 3 days lead time for delivery fulfilment.

“No Pineapple” Pineapple Tarts – 9 pieces ($18.88)

We also enjoyed their iconic pineapple tarts which are a quintessential treat and a festive favourite of ours. Seriously Keto’s very own unique, healthier rendition – the “No Pineapple” Pineapple Tarts are low-carb, keto- and diabetic-friendly with healthier ingredients that give the same tangy-sweet taste and jammy texture that make regular pineapple tarts so addictive. Featuring a flaky, buttery pastry exterior and a delightful caramelized filling made from fresh winter melon instead of the high in fructose pineapple, the “No Pineapple” Pineapple Tarts are delicate, sweet and come without the guilt of festive snacking.

Seriously Keto
Website: https://seriouslyketo.com/
Instagram: @seriouslyketo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seriouslyketosg/ 

7. The Kettle Gourmet

CNY Mini Gift Box Combos ($24 for a box of 8)

Bite into the joyful goodness of The Kettle Gourmet’s freshly-baked popcorn, we always enjoy their classic flavours so we are thrilled to see more of their unique local flavoured creations coming out!  

Their latest CNY Mini Gift Box includes eight packs of popcorn – we have the Chilli Crab, Chicken Floss, Nasi Lemak, Kaya Butter Toast, Salted Caramel, Chocolate, Fish Head Curry and Pulut Hitam flavours here. The Chicken Floss Flavour is our favourite with it being a little different from our usual popcorn flavours, but still as addictive and delicious.

The Kettle Gourmet
Website: https://thekettlegourmet.com/
Instagram: @thekettlegourmet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettlegourmetsg/ 

Deliveries

If you’re planning to stay home instead and avoid all the dining restrictions outside, here are some food deliveries you can rely to welcome the auspicious season!

8. CaterCo


Leap into the Year of the Tiger with a spread of delectable spring delights from Caterco. With an array of classic favourites, festive treats and extravagant dishes, indulge in a feast that brings good luck and great prosperity.

This year, Caterco brings in their Blooming Wealth Treasure Feasting Sets with 3 options to choose from: Oriental ($27.82 w/GST, min 15 sets), Abundance ($31.03 w/GST, min 10 sets) and Opulence ($35.31 w/GST, min 10 sets). Each set is beautifully packed with a fortune cookie, seafood and poultry dishes to signify abundance and a better year in luck, wealth and career.

For the Oriental Treasure Feasting Box, we chose the Marigold menu which comes with Seafood Fortune Cantonese Noodles, Breaded Scallop, Braised Tofu with mushrooms, Roasted Chicken with Plum sauce and Steamed Fish with Ginger-Soy. The Steamed Fish with Ginger-Soy is the highlight of this box. We enjoyed how fresh and tender the fish was.The Peach Blossoms menu from their Abundance box was delicious too, it comes with Black Pepper Chicken Udon, Gyoza, Garlic Soy baked Salmon, Spicy Jellyfish Salad, and Scallop with Chilli Crab sauce.

Blossoms Opulence: Peony – comes with Scallop Fried Rice with Crispy Garlic, Fish Roe Fortune Bag, Dang Gui Roasted Duck, Golden Cereal Prawns and Spinach with 10-head Abalone.

CaterCo 
Website: https://www.caterco.com.sg/ 
Instagram: @catercosg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catercosg

9. Santi’s Pizza

Santi’s Pizza pulls out all the stops this Chinese New Year with a Bak Kwa Pizza ($28), a collaborative cocktail with Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall and their line-up of pantry staples that will elevate your reunion dinners.

If you love bakkwa, then you’ll definitely love this Bakkwa pizza – this one-of-a-kind pizza comes with a few different toppings such as San Marzano tomatoes, smoked scamorza, sauteed leeks, lychee, spicy chilli oil and bak kwa. And surprisingly it tastes pretty good! 


Besides their appetising pizza options, they also have these Beer Marinated Chicken Drumsticks ($18) – a great accompaniment to the Bakkwa pizza.

These Chinese New Year specials are available exclusively from now till 13th February 2022. Both are available for dine-in, with the Bak Kwa pizza also available online.

Santi’s Pizza
Website: www.santis.pizza 
Instagram: @santis.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santis.singapore 

10. Umisushi

Assembled in the shape of a tiger, this is Umisushi’s Huat Huat Yu Sheng ($98.88) which spotlights Norwegian salmon slices (18 pcs), hand-shredded fresh vegetables and traditional Yu Sheng condiments, complemented with a tangy drizzle of plum sauce! 🐯

Their popular Golden Majestic Sushi Platter ($78.88) is also not to be missed. There’s 48 pieces of sushi including salmon tangerine sushi, futomaki, homemade tamago, spicy salmon gunkan, shingoki mayo gunkan (Japanese crab stick, tamago, cucumber), Norwegian salmon sushi, aburi Norwegian salmon sushi, gold ingot sushi, smoked duck sushi, mini California roll and aonoriko lobster salad maki roll.

Umisushi
Website: https://www.umisushi.com.sg/
Instagram: @umisushiSG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umisushisg/ 

Dine-Ins

Still thinking of heading out to celebrate the roar-some year of the Tiger? Why not try some of these festive menus that will surely elevate your celebrations with your family and friends.

11. Curry Times


Old Chang Kee’s sister brand – Curry Times has recently launched its new series of halal-certified Chinese New Year Celebration Menu. This CNY, they have created 2 new curry dishes as well as a new Yu Sheng individual platter to cater to a smaller group of dine-in patrons.

Pineapple Curry Chicken ($11.80++)

Curry Times has crafted a new double fortune CNY curry dish using the sweet and auspicious pineapple fruit to complement its signature curry – Pineapple Curry Chicken or Prawns.

Pineapple Curry Prawns ($12.80++)

Both are a refreshing take to complement their signature curry, using the sweetness of the pineapple to counterbalance the spiciness. Each set also comes with a single portion of rice and a Winter Melon drink which completes our meal perfectly.

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng ($38.80++)

They also serve Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng with portions for up to 5 pax, we enjoyed how refreshing and delicious it is!

Dine-in, takeaway and delivery options are available for both Yu Sheng and Pineapple Curry dishes from 22 Jan to 15 Feb 2022.

Curry Times
Website: https://www.currytimes.com.sg/
Instagram: @currytimessingapore
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurryTimes

12. PastaMania

Chicken Bak Kwa Pizza (7-inch for $15.90 nett / 10-inch for $19.90 nett)

Singapore’s homegrown Italian chain, PastaMania welcomes the auspicious Year of the Tiger with an exclusive Chicken Bak Kwa Pizza! From 24 January to 6 March 2022, enjoy an abundance of festive goodness atop a celebratory pizza at all PastaMania outlets. 

Crowned with chicken bak kwa and chicken floss, the Chicken Bak Kwa Pizza can also be purchased ala-carte and is the perfect addition to all Lunar New Year celebrations and reunions with family and friends. Available for both a la carte and in a set with crispy chicken fillet and two 16oz soft drinks, pair the celebratory enjoyment with PastaMania’s signature pasta dishes such as Seafood Tom Yum, Marinara and other irresistible appetisers.

PastaMania
Website: https://www.pastamania.com.sg/
Instagram: @pastamaniasingapore
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PastaManiaSingapore/ 


And that’s it folks! We hope you find our 2022 CNY Guide helpful for your upcoming celebrations.

From all of us at team An Affair With Food, we wish you and your loved ones a prosperous Year of the Tiger!

With lots of love,
An Affair With Food

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