MEANING BEHIND POPULAR CHINESE NEW YEAR COOKIES!
DECEMBER 17, 2021. Written By Kojo Mart Singapore
KUIH KAPIT SPECIAL ( TIN ) (特级炭烧鸡蛋饼)
Chinese New Year will not be the same without Love letters or Kuih Kapit. Just like writing and folding love letters, enjoy Kuih Kapit with your loved ones. Love letters are carefully folded and baked to a perfect rich golden brown Kuih Kapit is a sweet paper-thin crispy biscuit.
Out of all the Chinese New Year goodies, the love letter is definitely one of the most poetic. In the past, legend has it that these egg rolls were used to convey letters and notes between lovers. These romantic pastries were often used by lovers to relay messages of affection and the consumption of the pastry would mean that the message is taken to heart. The golden colour and the shape of these Love Letters represent gold bars which is an auspicious item for the Chinese and the eggs signify fertility.
GOLDEN PEANUT COOKIES (金装花生饼)
These peanut butter cookies are rich in flavour with their sweet morsels of peanutty goodness that completes your Chinese New Year celebration.
In Chinese culture, peanut represents longevity. The cookies also symbolise the wish for many offsprings and are one of the more popular Chinese New Year snacks.
PREMIUM SCS BUTTER PINEAPPLE ROLL (上等SCS牛油黄梨卷)
Pineapple tarts are baked to perfection with the most premium of ingredients and the freshest of pineapples for the fillings. The crust brings a melt-in-your-mouth sensation and a strong buttery taste that crumbles brilliantly with each bite. Combined with the perfect balance of sweet and sour pineapple filling, these pineapple tarts will definitely make you ask for more.
The Cantonese term for pineapple is “ong lai” – which conveys the idea of ushering in prosperity and good fortune. As the Chinese tradition believes that luck and prosperity are very crucial, pineapple tarts are a must-have during Chinese New Year.