Old Chang Kee is putting out three Chinese New Year offerings from Jan. 3, 2022, to Feb. 13, 2022.
The Dendeng Bak Kwa Chicken'O, Heng Heng Pineapple Pie, and Ha Ha Tiger Prawn OnStik.
Bak kwa chicken puff
The Dendeng Bak Kwa Chicken’O (S$2.60 each) is a savoury puff with "a hint of spicy sweetness" and is stamped with one of four auspicious Chinese words for extra huat-ness.
The hand-crimped pastry puff contains a dendeng bak kwa chicken meat filling.
The filling is made with halal-certified premium BBQ chicken meat marinated with spices to create chicken sliced dried meat.
These are what the four auspicious Chinese characters mean, according to Old Chang Kee:
- 興 (xìng): Prosperous
- 旺 (wàng): Flourishing
- 發 (fā): Become rich and lucky
- 财 (cái): Incoming wealth
If you love pineapple tarts, you might want to check out Old Chang Kee's new Heng Heng Pineapple Pie (S$1.60).
It is basically sweet pineapple fillings encased in a flaky epok-epok puff pastry.
In Hokkien dialect, pineapple is called "ong lai", which means "the arrival of fortune", making it one of the auspicious ingredients during Chinese New Year.
Tiger prawn ngoh hiang
Last but not least, Old Chang Kee's third festive product, Ha Ha Tiger Prawn OnStik (S$1.90 per piece), is here to welcome the Year of the Tiger.
Each skewer comes with two pieces of tiger prawn ngo hiang, which comprises minced tiger prawn, fish meat, water chestnut, spring onion, and other ingredients rolled inside a beancurd skin that is deep-fried until crispy golden.
In Cantonese dialect, the word for prawn is pronounced "ha", which sounds like laughter and thus symbolises happiness for the new year.
All three items are halal-certified and available at all outlets and delivery platforms, while stocks last for the day.
Top images by Old Chang Kee.