The best part about Chinese New Year—apart from receiving red packets and gathering with your family and friends—is the endless munching of glorious, delectable snacks throughout the 15 days of the New Year. For the food enthusiasts, traditional goodies and modern morsels are always easily accessible especially if you’re visiting houses of friends’ and family members (especially those well-decorated and food-stocked homes!) Thanks to our Boxers, we’ve rounded up a list of traditional and non-traditional snacks from Taiwan (thanks to Boxer Yie Tze), South Korea (Boxer Vinna) and Hong Kong (Boxer Annie) that you can shop and receive in time before February 19th. We have a scrumptious list of dried snacks, cookies, candies and chips waiting on you to add to your wishlist:
1. Mini Yakgwa—a traditional Korean deep-fried flower-shaped biscuit, yakgwa literally means “medical confectionery” for its main ingredients: honey, wheat flour and sesame oil. It is common to have these biscuits with tea as well as gifts during special occasions.
Cost: KRW 3,530 + Add To Wishlist Corn Cheese and Corn Choco Snack—Apart from ground peanuts and pistachios to snack on while having a beer, corn chips is an excellent savory alternative and is pretty popular in South Korea as well. These chips have two flavors: cheese and chocolate (sounds bizarre but why not?)
Cost: KRW 1,100 + Add To Wishlist Crown Corn Chips—Another popular brand of corn chips in South Korea, Crown corn chips is one of the cheapest options around but still is salty, light and well-rounded in corn flavor.
Cost: KRW 1,000 + Add To Wishlist Orion Yegam Baked Potato Chips—If you’re a Pringles snacker and delight in the simple yet salty wholesomeness of a potato chip, this brand is perfect for you. Pique your tastebuds with three different flavors: Original, Cheese Gratin, and Onion.
Cost: KRW 790 + Add To Wishlist Lotte Confectionery Butter Coconut Biscuits—perhaps a more buttery and less-tapioca version of kueh bangkit (sans the melt-in-your-mouth satisfaction), add this box of biscuits to your already burgeoning CNY-cookies-to-buy list.
Cost: KRW 3,240 + Add To Wishlist
Sakura Dried Prawn—this brand is one of the more sustainable, dried shrimp manufacturers in Taiwan as it prides to have zero preservatives, artificial coloring and artificial sweeteners in its products. Flavors include seaweed, almond and green onion seasoning.
Cost: TWD 140 (100g) + Add To Wishlist Chia Te’s Pineapple Pastry—the classic pastry that is commonly found and made in Taiwan, pineapple cookies/biscuits/cakes are especially abundant during the Lunar New Year. If you’re adventurous, go for Chia Te’s Longan or Prune-flavored pastries.
Cost: TWD 168 (6-inch box) + Add To Wishlist Cherry Grandfather’s Nougats—this might be a unique addition to your snack pantry, but these nougats come in a variety of interesting flavors such as cranberry, chocolate, coffee and apricot.
Cost: TWD 310 + Add To Wishlist
Kee Wah’s Hong Kong Kee Gift for Chinese New Year—serving as a perfect gift during this festive season, this box includes an assortment of pineapple and honeydew melon shortcakes along with mini walnut cookies and sesame biscuits
Cost: HKD 125 + Add To Wishlist Arrowroot Chips—crispy and one of the more addictive snacks in the Chinese New Year list, you can never go wrong with arrowroot chips (except when your throat gets sore after that second jar…)
Cost: HKD 118 + Add To Wishlist Dashijie’s Hong Kong Cookie Series—apart from the usual biscuits and chips, Dashijie offers a box of five creatively-flavored cookies (coffee, Hong Kong-style milk tea, duck, almond butter and espresso chocolate almond) this season.
Cost: HKD 190 + Add To Wishlist Plum Candy—for the ardent CNY snack hoarders, there are other variations such as Lemon and Ginger to pile up on the pretty red serving trays on the coffee table for when guests come over.
Cost: HKD 55 (Plum) + Add To Wishlist Extra: Ying Kee Tea House’s Pu’Er Tea—after a whole lot of snack-stuffing, cleanse your palate with cup of robust, well-aged Chinese tea from Ying Kee.
Cost: HKD 1,200 + Add To Wishlist
Get Started in less than 10 seconds:
- Simply click on the ”Add To Wishlist” links above!
- This will automatically add the items into your ShopandBox wishlist after it prompts you to sign in/sign up.
- You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist (even items not mentioned above).
- Once you’re ready, simply select the items you want bought, name your order, and hit the “Submit Order” button.
- You will be assigned a personal Boxer who will help you buy all your coveted items.
- Your box of goodies gets shipped to your door in 1–3 days wherever you are in the world!