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8 Must have traditional CNY cookies and their meaning

Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

It can only mean one thing... time to stock up the CNY Goodies.
CNY Goodies 
With so much variation, it can t be bewildering to choose the ones you like. Here is a list of traditional CNY Goodies and their symbolic meanings to CNY to help you get started.

Tip: It is best to get CNY Goodies homemade as it is well known that they would taste the best compared to machines manufactured.
CNY Goodies from Poon Confectionary

The CNY Goodies featured are from Poon Confectionery (Rename to Royal Bakery)  established in Malaysia in 1971.  It is one of the oldest makers of homemade tidbits and CNY goodies famous for Muah Chee and Pineapple tarts.

Traditional Goodies

1)  Pineapple Tarts
Pineapple Tarts
Pineapple tarts is one of the main CNY goodies found in most household. Pineapple in Hokkien (Ong lai) and Cantonese (Wong lai) sounds like the arrival in prosperity, thus its significance in CNY. The variant from Poon Confectionery is clad in the crust that literally melts in the mouth at the first bite.

Pineapple Tarts

There is a hint of butter mix with pineapple, making it a savoury-sweet treat.  The pineapples used are all homemade with no preservatives added. You can smell the freshness once the lid is off!

2) Hae Bee Hiam ( Sambal Shrimp Roll)
Hae Bee Hiam from Poon Confectionary
For the Chinese, shrimps represent good fortune and happiness. Spring roll symbolises wealth with their gold bar resemblance. Add both together and you get Hae Bee Hiam.  These crunchy treats have a fiery bite. Perfect for those who like a little spice in life.
Hae Bee Hiam

3) Kuih Kapit Love Letters
Love Letters
Kuih Kapit are called love letters because they were used in the past to convey secret love notes between lovers. This Kuih Kapit comes with eggs that symbolise fertility. With a hint of butter, the original version is crispy and gives off a familiar aroma. Unlike the traditional rolled versions, these are folded for ease of eating. It's less messy eating it too!
Peanut Flavoured Love Letter
Try the peanut, pandan or even chocolate versions of it for an added oomph.

4)  Kueh Bangkit
Kueh Bangkit

Move over M & M, this is the original melt in the mouth snack. These cookies symbolise a sweet beginning to your new year. Authentic homemade taste with a hint of coconut, this would give you the creamy texture that demands an extra bite or two.

) Peanut Cookies

Peanuts 花生 symbolises longevity and wealth. When serving this in your home, you are wishing the person a good long life ahead.

6) Almond Cookies
Almond Cookies

Almond cookies symbolise coins and wealth. Each Almond cookie has a homemade taste of authentic almond. Butter soft texture that would vaporise in your mouth treat, who can refuse?

7) Green Pea Cookies
Green Pea Cookies

Green Peas symbolises family unity, contentment and peace. These fragrant goodies have a light buttery aftertaste of green peas. Made of a traditional family recipe that was improved over time, this is a must-try from Poon Confectionery

8) Pork Floss Roll Snack

Pork Floss Roll Snack

The boys are huge fans of Hae Bee Hiam, but they often found it a tad spicy for their liking. This Pork Floss Roll Snack is the perfect replacement for Hae Bee Hiam. Crispy on the outside and meaty on the inside, its bitesize portion makes it a worthy snack anywhere. Since it's the year of the Pig. It makes it to this list.
Pork Floss Roll Snack 

Goodies with a twist

9) Cuttlefish Snacks
Cuttlefish Snacks

There is a  trend of adding a different variety of snacks to the CNY repertoire. This cuttlefish with seaweed is a delectable treat. Not too sugary with a hint of the ocean in your mouth.
Let me have them!
10) Nestum Cookies
Nestum Cookies

When we saw this on the menu, we knew we had to order it. This Nestum cookies snack is a sweet treat and perfect for gatherings and chit chats.

Craving for CNY Goodies after reading this?

Head to CNYdelivery.com to check out the full range of the CNY goodies. Order early to get a discount before 14th Jan!

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