Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lunar New Year Goodies From Carlton Hotel

Caramelized walnuts aren't very common and I recall this is a favourite snack of my parents and grandparents and we used to get it from medicinal halls. It was during our 2009 trip to Hong Kong that the F&B manager of Eaton Hotel recommends this snack once more as the restaurant, Yat Tung Heen prepares them in-house.

Since then, I realized this is not only a favourite for my family but also my in-laws. I bought this last year from Peony Jade as a gift for them and it turns out that the caramelized walnuts were sticky and not crunchy, leading to a huge disappointment.

This year, I was oh-so-glad that Carlton Hotel is selling them for this Lunar New Year and since the Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant is quite popular in Singapore. This shouldn't be disappointing.


If you are looking for an alternative snack for Lunar New Year, consider the caramelised walnut from Carlton Hotel. ($23.80+ per bottle) The walnuts are well defined and the sugary coating is thin, evenly coated and not sticky. Most importantly, the walnuts are very crunchy and has no doubt made the top of my highly recommended and addictive snack for this Chinese New Year.


Signature Pineapple Tarts, sold in a bottle of 20 pieces ($23.80+) turns out to be Yuan's favourite. With a generous serving of homemade pineapple paste, the cookie crust stands out from most of the tarts we had so far. The pastry melts delicately in the mouth and shares the same effect as eating the shortcrust pastry of the Hong Kong egg tart.

Carlton CNY order form

Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558
Order hotline: 6349 1292
Order hotline operating hours: 10am to 9pm

For more information, click here
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Prosperity Pineapple Tart From Hilton


The Lunar New Year is round the corner and you may be wondering which goodies to buy.

Hilton Singapore's creation this year is the Prosperity Pineapple Tart ($58+). This is a western variant of the pineapple tart. Essentially this is very similar to Hilton's lemon meringue tart except that it is pineapple filling instead of lemon. Nonetheless, it still contain the sharp sour taste coupe with the sweet meringue. Each mouthful is full of flavors, from the crisp buttery tart pastry, the tangy fibrous pineapple filling to the smooth meringue. In addition, the white chocolate, shaped like a Chinese Coin, gives an oriental feel and the texture of the white chocolate is of no doubt. Further since it is the Lunar New Year, the tart is topped with a carp and mandarin oranges.

An ingenious twist to this classic pineapple goodie.


Special thanks to Yen Lin, Marketing Communications Executive for the complementary pineapple tart.

Hilton CNY order form

Purchases are to be collected from 3 January to 6 February 2012 only at Checkers Deli located on the lobby level of Hilton Singapore.
Advance notice of 3 working days is required for all orders.

For queries and orders, please contact
Checkers Deli
Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883
Tel: 6730 3392
Operating hours - 11:00am - 9:00pm (daily)
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blueberry Lace by Breadtalk

Blueberry Lace

The blueberry lace was bought by one of our friends for Fen's birthday. This cake reminds me of a tiramisu. (i.e lady finger sponge biscuit) The blueberry lace is surrounded by lady finger sponge biscuit and vanilla mousse with hints of blueberry. The mousse is dense and refreshing but may be a little sweet for some. Of course the picky ones could comment on the thick chocolate sheets on top blah blah... But overall, I think this cake deserve a try.

Various outlets across the island
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