Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to it. But the thought of securing a table for the long-awaited reunion dinner, getting your hands on CNY cookies or even booking a flight ticket home can be rather overwhelming.
So if you’ve been running around in an attempt to secure cookies such as pineapple tarts and kuih kapit, you can stop… because we’ve got your back. We’ve hunted down the 10 places for pineapple tarts and delicious Chinese New Year cookies made by home bakers and pastry chefs in Klang Valley. We’ve also included some beautiful cookie gift boxes for you to share with friends and family this festive season. Huat Ah!
1. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur may be known for its breathtaking views of the Petronas Twin Towers but their pineapple tarts are just as amazing. For Chinese New Year, you can’t miss out on their Pineapple Tart Gift Box. These crumbly bite-size pastries are baked to an intricate flower shape and filled with mouth-watering pineapple jam emerging from the centre. Doesn’t that sound decadent?
Made by Grand Hyatt’s very own talented pastry chefs, these tarts are light, baked till they get that ultra buttery texture and simply melt in your mouth. You can opt for the 20-piece JP Teres Pineapple Tart Gift Box (RM105) or the 9-piece JP teres Pineapple Tart Gift Box (RM55).
2. That Last Bite
If you’re looking for pineapple tarts that come in a variety of flavours, That Last Bite has got it. Crowned one of the Klang Valley’s top home bakers, Evelyn Yeoh of That Last Bite is painstakingly particular about consistency, going to lengths to get her preferred brand of butter and packaging her products until the wee hours of the morning. So you know you’re getting the tastiest pineapple tarts.
That Last Bite’s pineapple tarts come in 5 exciting flavours: Original (RM38), Salted Egg Yolk (RM41), Matcha (RM41), Jasmine & Osmanthus (RM41) and Parmesan (RM41). If you’re looking for a mix, the Golden Pineapple Tin (RM78) is the perfect choice as it has 20 pieces of Original and Osmanthus pineapple tarts in a golden tin, wrapped in red/cream festive packaging.
Every inch of The Last Bites tarts are handcrafted from scratch, from the buttery pastry to the fragrant sweet pineapple jam for that melt-in-your-mouth sensation. Trust me, you won’t be able to stop at one. There’s other savoury treats too: Arrowhead Chips (RM29), Seaweed Rolls (RM29), Crispy Crab Stick (RM29), Salted Egg Yolk Cornflakes (RM29) and Charcoal Baked Kuih Kapit (RM39).
3. Lavender Bakery
Lavender Bakery is one of the most well-known bakeries in KL and for good reason. Their baked goods are not just popular but affordable as well, and this includes their iconic traditional pineapple tarts. These buttery tarts are generously filled with locally-grown Johor pineapples, cooked to golden perfection and there are no added artificial flavourings or preservatives.
You can opt for a bottle of their Traditional Pineapple Tarts (RM18) or their best-seller, the Cranberry Pineapple Tart (RM39) which features not just pineapples but US cranberries as well. Do note that due to overwhelming orders for Chinese New Year, Lavender Bakery strongly encourages their customers to select the pick up option from 6 Jan to 20 Jan 2023.
4. Bee Cheng Hiang
With the Lunar New Year only weeks away, it’s time now to stock up on pineapple tarts. Bee Cheng Hiang‘s Chinese New Year cookies are made with care and experience, with each piece individually wrapped inside the containers to ensure freshness.
Their Pineapple Tarts (240g for RM42.90 and 280g for RM48.90) are a must-have of this season. Each pastry is hand-crafted and crowned with a generous dollop of house-made pineapple jam. These sweet-savoury winners are certain to impress your loved ones – they’re gorgeously great for gifting too.
5. Bake Creation
If you’re looking for Chinese New Year cookies that will impress not just the adults, but the little ones as well, Bake Creation has you covered. Based in KL and specialising in designer cakes and customer creations, this year, they’ve made a special Chinese New Year Assorted Cookie Collection (RM88) that comes with 9 colourful cookies, nestled in one box.
In the cookie collection, you can look forward to flavours such as vanilla snowball, marble coffee, pandan coconut, classic matcha, cheese herbs, chocolate citrus, nutty florentine, earl grey strawberry meringue and nutty bunny (almond/pecan/cashew). The nutty bunny cookie is especially cute as it’s shaped like a bunny holding a nut. The best part is that only premium ingredients and no preservatives are used for their cookies.
6. Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel
Surprise your loved ones with Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel’s Chinese New Year gift boxes. There are 4 gift boxes to choose from: Chinese New Year Gift Artisanal Gift Box (RM158), Chinese New Year Premium Gift Box (RM328), Chinese New Year Sakura/Peony Box (RM88) and the Chinese New Year Lilac Gift Box (RM288).
The Chinese New Year Artisanal Gift Box consists of pineapple tarts, grapefruit sable, prawn popiah, cashew nuts, orange marmalade and a beautiful bottle of strawberry rose jam. Prepare to be blown away by the Chinese New Year Premium Gift Box which comes with pineapple tarts, green tea sable, grapefruit sable, cashew nuts, prawn popiah, orange marmalade, strawberry rose jam, chocolate pralines and even a 2020 Anakena Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you’re looking for something under RM100, the Chinese New Year Sakura/Peony Box is perfect and the gift box comes with pineapple tarts, grapefruit sable, cashew nuts and prawn popiah.
7. Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Chinese New Year festive celebrations are looking brighter than ever, courtesy of Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s unique Chinese New Year Gift Boxes, built to dazzle with their exquisite inventiveness. Their 3D LED Light Gift Boxes are not only packed with goodies but also showcase prosperity rabbits and abundant koi fish designs. How gorgeous!
The contents of the boxes are as distinctively attractive as their exterior: the Blessings of Prosperity (RM128) includes yam tarts, pineapple tarts, salted egg pastry and red bean pastry. Meanwhile the CNY Hamper (RM218) features a bottle of red wine, 2 cans of Oceanic eastern abalone and pineapple tarts. For the red wine, you can opt between Warburn Estate Gossips 2021 Shiraz or Deakin Estate Artisan’s Blend 2020 Cabernet Merlot.
8. Lovely Pine Bakery
Hop into the year of the rabbit with the most adora-bunny set of Pineapple Tarts (RM36) by Lovely Pine Bakery. Not only are they indulgently buttery and melt-in-your-mouth, their adorable little shapes will definitely have guests squealing with delight. They also have the usual Pineapple Ball Tart, along with an eggless version for your vegetarian guests.
Lovely Pine Bakery has also introduced their Prosperity CNY Set 2023 (RM123) which includes a tub of their pineapple tarts, sesame cookies and chocolate macadamia cookies for those of you with a sweet tooth. The set also comes with a packet of Chinese green tea, the perfect accompaniment to their decadent cookies.
9. Serene’s Kitchen
Looking for cute CNY cookies to impress your loved ones? Then you’ll definitely love these cookies, inspired by the Year of the Rabbit. Based in Cheras, this small business, Serene’s Kitchen is now offering the limited edition Chinese New Year Prosperity Gift Set (RM88). These adorable rabbit cookies bake up perfectly soft and are topped with the most delicious homemade buttercream frosting.
You can look forward to 4 types of cookies: Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies in which Serene uses Belgian dark chocolate chips, the customary Pineapple Roll with a buttery and crumbly pastry, Cranberry Shortbread and Coffee Butter Cookies— this is perfect for caffeine addicts!
10. Hogan Bakery
Focused as a fusion bakery, Hogan Bakery is offering multiple gift sets for CNY including cookies like Nutty Florentine, Mixed Seeds Biscotti, Jujube Goji Soft Cookies, Double Chocolate Cookies and limited edition Pineapple Tarts. Their limited edition vegetarian pineapple tarts are made from an authentic Taiwanese recipe, using 100% real, natural pineapple fruits filled in a buttery smooth crust, making every bite so irresistible and scrumptious.
Their Prosperity Delight Gift Set A (RM138) comes with 4 different bottles of Chinese New Year cookies, a pineapple tart gift box, 3Q biscuit and a Milky Shortbread Gift Box. There’s also the Prosperity Happiness Set B (RM75) which comes with 2 bottles of Chinese New Year cookies and a pineapple tart gift box. Score!
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