5 uniquely Singapore snacks to enjoy for your National Day 2019 party

Kueh chendol. (PHOTO: OIllella x Ah Mah)

By: Alyssa Chung


The collaborative concept of OLLELLA ∞ Ah Mah rolls out a series of National Day limited-edition products inspired by local flavours. OLLELLA specialises in traditional kueh, and Ah Mah is known for its freshly baked castella cakes. All the goodies are handmade and freshly prepared daily on-site.

Sink your teeth into OLLELLA’s chendol kueh (S$1.50 per piece), a layered treat comprising red bean, gula Melaka balanced with a touch of salt, and chendol made using natural pandan juice. For something more traditional, pick up the yam cake (S$2 per 120g) made with cubes of steamed yam, and perked up with dried shrimp, dried shiitake mushrooms, sweet preserved radish and shallots.

If you are a fan of the ultra fluffy castella cake, try the Pandan Chendol Castella Cake (S$12 per portion). The super airy sponge cake is woven with handmade chendol and red bean paste, and then generously sprinkled with shredded coconut and gula melaka. This assortment of kueh and castella cakes will be available for sale until 25 August.

#B2-K7 VivoCity, Singapore 098585 and #B1-K4 Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732

Tel: +65 6325 4508

Abacus seeds. (PHOTO: Gastro-Sense)

Pang’s Hakka Delicacies

Pang’s Hakka Delicacies’ award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong rustles up authentic Hakka cuisine for take-away on weekends. For your long weekend party or any weekend for that matter, order a portion of the Hakka abacus seeds. Made from premium yam from Thailand, these bouncy bites are meticulously shaped by hand. They are then sauteed with aromatic dried shrimps, dried cuttlefish, leek, garlic, black fungus, dried mushroom, Chinese celery and fresh minced pork. The Hakka abacus seeds are packed in a take-away box and priced at S$8 (250g), and S$30 (1kg).

Do check out the other delicious Hakka snacks such as mugwort kueh (S$9 per box of three) filled with radish, Chinese mushroom, dried shrimps and minced pork, as well as muah chee (S$15 for 800g). One version is coated with roasted white sesame seeds, roasted peanuts and caster sugar, and another with roasted black sesame seeds, roasted peanuts and black sugar.

Order via whatsapp at +65 9021 7507. The order lead time is one day in advance (before 6pm). Pick up timing is on Saturday and Sunday only, from 11am to 2pm.
Pick up at Antoinette, 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188

Pang susi at Culina. (PHOTO: Culina)

Culina at COMO Dempsey

Culina will be offering Eurasian specialties of pang susi (sweet potato bun filled with sweet and savoury spiced minced meat) and sugee cake (traditional buttery cake made with almonds and semolina) from now till 31 August. Baked fresh daily, these sweet treats are available for takeaway and dine-in (pang susi, S$4, sugee cake whole/dessert, S$18).

Block 15 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249675
Tel: +65 6474 7338

Paradise Teochew steamed diced chicken and crab meat in chilli. (PHOTO: Paradise Group)

Paradise kaya polo bao

In conjunction with National Day, Taste Paradise and Paradise Teochew outlets will be serving their special version of kaya polo bun (S$6.80). These soft buns filled with rich and luscious kaya come with a sugary topping that’s crisp and caramelised. This snack is available during lunch only from now till 31 August. At Paradise Teochew, you can also order steamed diced chicken and crab meat in chilli crab sauce, wrapped in delicate egg white crêpe (S$28); this is one of the items created specially for Singapore’s 54th birthday. Selected Paradise outlets will also offer 54% off for their exclusive Singapore-inspired dishes (call the restaurants to find out more).


Red bean ice blended. (PHOTO: Milksha)


To celebrate Singapore’s birthday this year, Milksha is launching a limited-edition ice kacang inspired drink. The Singapore Red Bean Ice Blended is available at S$5.40, from now to 31 August. To concoct this uniquely Singapore beverage, sweet azuki (red bean) is specially imported fromTaiwan. Milksha’s beverages contain 100% natural milk as well as fresh ingredients, without any preservatives or chemical additives.

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