It’s that time of the year again, when an abundance of cookies and snacks are exchanged between friends and family. You can’t deny that these snacks are perhaps the bane of our extra few pounds that we’ve gained throughout Chinese New Year.
But hey, it’s only once a year that you can indulge in crispy palmiers and pineapple jam tarts. If you’ve been craving some really awesome snacks from Hong Kong, you’re in time for a treat as we round up all the mouth-watering cookies, rolls, and savoury snacks you can ShopandBox. From local delicacies to the usual tourist hotspots, here’s where you can ShopandBox your Chinese New Year snack smorgasbord from:
For the cookie lover:
Image: Cookie Quartet
If you are a cookie lover but enjoy these treats with a slight twist such as chocolate-dipped strawberry jam filled ones, or even a healthy Five-Grain cookie, this brand is perfect for you. They also have Palmiers that blend Eastern and Western flavours such as shredded coconut with sesame—the ideal snack to go with tea!
Try: Cookies Quartet Assorted Palmier – Box, + Add To Wishlist
Image: Blesscuit Bakery
Ever tried a “Blue Lobster” cookie made with local dried shrimp and premium Sakura shrimp? Get this limited edition flavour along with plenty of other nontraditional and traditional cookies i.e. smoked ham, truffle, butter, cookie that are wrapped prettily in colourful packaging from this brand.
Try: Blesscuit Bakery Anchovy Cookie, + Add To Wishlist
Image: Kee Wah Bakery
A traditional local favourite that offers more than 500 varieties of Chinese snacks and pastries, Boxer Eunice swears by Kee Wah Bakery’s Chinese New Year snacks, from puff pastries to handmade nougats.
Try: Kee Wah Almond Crisps and Palmiers Gift Box, + Add To Wishlist
Image: Daniel Food Diary
Find buttery and soft cookies that melt in your mouth from Jenny’s Bakery – these make the perfect Chinese New Year gifts and late night snacks.
Try: Jenny Bakery 4 Mix Butter Cookies (320g), + Add To Wishlist
Image: May’s Cookies
This brand also has Valrhona chocolate dipped Palmiers for sweet tooths out there, or how about ShopandBoxing their assorted cookie box to try one of every flavour?
Image: Chef Nic Cookies
Chef Nic Cookies by Nicolas Tse: The Hong Kong heartthrob has been making a scene in the F&B industry. His cookies sell out on a regular basis, if you didn’t know already, and 2017’s new flavours include chili, lemon, and ginger.
Try: Chef Nic Prawn Cracker Cookies, + Add To Wishlist
Popular for its range of preserved meat and jerky, Wing Wah’s Wife Cakes (or Lou Poh Peng) are also well known for its flaky texture and decadent fillings, including white lotus paste, chestnut, and red bean paste.
Try: Wing Wah Sweet Flaky Pastry with White Lotus Paste, + Add To Wishlist
Image: Lily’s Pastry
A family-owned bakery that was founded in the 1970s, Lily’s Pastry’s variety of snacks might not be as extensive as the other mass marketed bakeries, but it stands out with a handful of signature cookies i.e. Coco Pop’s Flakes are delightful chocolate mounds of happiness, while cashew cookies are for those who prefer a nuttier bite.
Try: Lily’s Pastry Cashew Cookies, + Add To Wishlist
One of the older bakeries in Hong Kong, Hang Heung has been around since the 1920s, and is most recognised for its Wife Cakes filled with wintermelon paste. It also sells mooncakes, egg rolls, and shortbread-based pastries such as pineapple tarts.
Try: Hang Heung Pineapple Tarts, + Add To Wishlist
For candy and beverages:
Lemon King: For those whose choice of snack includes sour, pickled varieties, go crazy with Lemon King’s preserved snacks such as dried plums, licorice lemon peel, and others (crunchy banana chips and cashews).
Dai Pai Dong Products: If you’re a fan of strong milk teas found at roadside stalls in the streets of Hong Kong, Dai Pai Dong’s instant 3-in-1 milk tea is now available for you to bring along and have a cuppa, wherever you go!
Have plenty more questions regarding the snack scene in Hong Kong? Holler out to your Boxer from Hong Kong for insiders tips and secret snack brands that you might not have heard of. ShopandBox your food haul today for it to be sent by Chinese New Year this January!
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- Sign in/sign up to ShopandBox.
- You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist!
- 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!