Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pineapple Tarts from Crystal Jade

4 days more to Chinese New Year Eve and surprisingly, my pineapple carvings have led my tummy to munch more pineapple tarts from 5 different places.

After finishing the tub purchased from Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux, I am pretty curious to find out that has a good crust and while passing by Crystal Jade, My Bread, the poster of their Chinese New Year goodies caught my attention.

Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tart

With the "Best Seller" screaming right into my eyes, the packs of 8s caught my attention and these aren't cheap as a pack of 8 cost $8.50. What makes is interesting from most is the top of the tart as it is the same "cap" that a 菠萝包 (i.e Pineapple Bun) will have.

For those who are not familiar with these buns, the top is made to resemble like a pineapple and shares a similar dough as sugar cookies.

Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tart

The entire taste is very close to a cookie as the top is crunchy and sweet. Although the filling is hand-grated like Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux, the filling is miminal to leave an impression.

Something different from a conventional tart but may disappoint alittle if you are looking for good pineapple filling. As for fans for pineapple fans, this might be something interesting to serve during Chinese New Year.

Crystal Jade's Pineapple Tart

Crystal Jade offers a mooncake-like packaging where the tarts are packed in 8s. Probably to emphasize on fortune and wealth since 8 sounds like 发财 (rich) while pineapple in Hokkien (i.e. Ong Lai) is similar to 旺来 (welcoming wealth).

Anyway, these packs are sold as individual, 2s (Double Happiness Pack) or 4s (Happiness Quartlet Pack).

Crystal Jade, My Bread has several branches, listed on their website.


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