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8 CNY snacks to usher in the new year, Takashimaya

It’s pretty in pink at Takashimaya this CNY 2018 as local and overseas bakeries bring forth their best cookies to the table. Littlemissramen visited the fair on the first day of the event and here are my top favourites.

1. Yuzu Orange, Divine Cookies

This is my top favourite because after eating all the heavy and dense foodstuff everybody stuffed you with (because CNY), this unassuming, petite biscuit magically breaks the tardiness with it’s refreshing and light texture. You’re good to chiong again, and you’re welcome.

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2. Purple Boo-Berry, The Cookie Museum

Unfortunately the sales girl stopped me before I could get a better picture.

The name doesn’t do justice to what’s inside the cookie. It has purple wheat, purple corn, blueberry, oats and white chocolate. How’s that for a super power healthy cookie? You probably can’t tell there’s so much goodness in one single cookie because of the intense flavour of the blueberry, but I’m not complaining. the taste is excellent. These do not come cheap but they’re definitely worth a try.

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3. Bak Kut Teh Cookies, Old Seng Choong

Having this around will definitely break the silence during awkward CNY gatherings. Kampong Spirit also carries other unique flavours such as cereal prawn, but I felt that the Bak Kut Teh was the most outstanding.

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4. Caramel Oat Cookies, Kele

Yet another healthy cookie on the list this year. Those watching your weight will definitely feel less guilty munching this snack. I do shudder at the thought of an oat cookie, but caramel makes everything taste and sound good for some reason. Side point: Kele’s infographics are way too cute!

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5. Pink Champagne, Christine’s by The Cookie Museum

Okay I’m familiar with champagne in mooncakes but champagne in cookies? Now that’s something new, and definitely a crowd pleaser. Pink Champagne not only has liqueur, but also rose petals, grapefruit and cereal within. While the alcoholic tones weren’t particularly obvious, the grapefruit and rose petals certainly helped to carry the flavour through.

6. Three Layers White Cloudy Cookies, The Bakerhaus

If you’re tired of eating too much of the crumbly cookie texture, then I suppose the Three Layers White Cloudy Cookie would be a nice alternative. In all honesty the name of the cookie sounds a little silly, but trust me, you’ll be wanting your second piece in no time. There’s a crumbly layer yes, but quickly you’ll also feel an airy, sweet meringue layer.

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7. Salted Egg Potato Chips, Aunty Esther

The salted egg hype has been given a new breath of air because of the recent Straits Times article. I would say that their chips are really light yet the salted egg flavour is both creamy and gao.

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8. Lychee Kueh Bangkit, Butter Studio

Kueh Bangkit is one of my childhood favourites and I’m so glad Butter Studio still has the lychee flavoured ones this year. I ate this last year and made a mental note to find them again this year and so I did.

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Bonus: CNY Hampers, Asian Treasures

If you’re feeling generous this year and would like to up your hamper gifting game, do check out Asian Treasures for their CNY hampers. I particularly like this year’s hampers because apart from the usual Chinese delicacies like abalone, Asian Treasures’ hampers have incorporated local bakes like salted egg yolk cookies.

The Takashimaya fair runs from now till 14 Feb 18.

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Edith Patisserie, North Bridge Road

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Edit on 2 Oct 17: Edith Patisserie now requires 3 days minimum lead time for standard bakes, 7 days for semi-customised cakes, and 14 days at least for fully customised cakes. Experience tells me: Do order early! Although I was able to meet the minimum 3 days requirement, I was told that they were unable to take in my order because they had reached the quantity for that particular flavour.

It’s been a while since I had a favourite patisserie. Special shout out to Edith Patisserie, where their cakes are unique, delicious, and most importantly, affordable.

Melon Shortcake ($48+).

The Melon Shortcake was my second time purchasing from them. My first order was the Pandan Coconut Gula Melaka cake ($43+) which was for Father’s Day and my family was impressed!

Their Melon Shortcake was even better! Moist, light and not too creamy. What I liked was that their cakes’ design are simple yet it gives off an¬†atas vibe. This cake has an orange gradient blend all around, totally¬†chio!

Yuzu Matcha cake with a Unicorn Fondant Topper.

My husband surprised me with my favourite flavours — yuzu and matcha. And to make things cuter he added a Unicorn Fondant Topper, one of the many standard toppers offered by Edith. Needless to say, I was giggling like a little girl as he brought the cake out.

Every bite of the Yuzu Matcha was a refreshing one. I ate this cake for four days straight and didn’t feel a a teeny weeny bit of jelatness.

Some of their other flavours include Raspberry Passionfruit, Matcha Dark Chocolate, Lychee Rose. How can you refrain yourself from trying their flavours?!

If you’re trying to surprise that special someone, Edith Patisserie offers customised 3D cakes as well!

Astronaut Bear (screen grab from their Facebook)

And somehow, they’re really a bunch of super talented and creative bakers. Just look at this super chio floral cake.

Floral cake (screen grab from their Facebook)

They also take pride in educating customers on keeping their cakes in tip top condition before consumption. For example, I was instructed not to put the Pandan Coconut Gula Melaka cake in the fridge an hour before eating as the cake would be too hard and crack. For the Melon Shortcake, I was told to keep it in the fridge all the way until consumption. Little details like that really matters.

Edith Patisserie is located along North Bridge Road, making self collection a little bit of a bummer because parking is really limited and the streets around the area can be chaotic at times. So best to go in pairs, someone can guard the car along the alleys while the other quickly collects the cake.

p/s: I just visited their website and I couldn’t find the Melon Shortcake on their menu anymore! Edith Patisserie, bring it back please!

772 North Bridge Road, S(198740)

+65 6443 7150

Closed Mondays

Tuesdays to Saturdays – 10am to 5pm

Sundays – 10am to 2pm

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