Christmas is just over, and it is time to prepare for the Lunar New Year. On top of the festive New Year Chinese Casserole (Poon Choi), a series of New Year’s cakes are indispensable! For Hong Kongers, radish cake and rice cake (nian gao) are the must haves: the rich oily aroma of cured meat from radish cakes and the light and sweet chewiness of rice cakes, both have their characteristics. This year, restaurants are launching their homemade versions for the New Year, and there is always one suitable for yourself and your loved ones!
Crystal Jade – A fusion of Chinese and Japanese
This year’s Chinese New Year, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao especially presents a variety of exquisite puddings and cakes, including ‘Turnip pudding with Conpoy’, made with dried Japanese conpoy, the finest quality Chinese preserved sausage and dried shrimp. Signature Taro Pudding, made with premium diced taro, dried Japanese conpoy, full of taro aroma. The other two Japanese-style delicacies, such as the Coconut Milk Pudding with Tokachi Azuki Beans, filled with the Tokachi Azuki red beans from Japan Hokkaido, are sweet but not greasy, aromatic and soft.
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Shop B221A, B2/F
Lei Garden – Michelin-Starred Chinese New Year Puddings
Michelin-starred Chinese New Year Puddings launched by Lei Garden this year is made with handpicked quality ingredients using their unique recipe made exclusively in Hong Kong. Signature items include Lei Garden ‘Dates Pudding’ and ‘Turnip Pudding’. ‘Dates Pudding’ uses premium Xinjiang red dates and coconut milk, full of dates flavour and strong coconut milk aroma; nourishing and great for the skin, this soft and chewy pudding is a must-try. ‘Turnip Pudding’ is made with blended top quality dried shrimp and premium Chinese preserved pork sausage infused with fresh radish, making it flavourful and tender.
Shop 1003, 10/F
The Barn – Glittering Gold
The Barn is delighted to present the limited edition New Year gift box – The Leap of Hare. In the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit is active and still; it symbolises liveliness and ambition. ‘The Leap of Hare’ Da Hong Pao takes its homophonic meaning and fits perfectly with the auspicious zodiac culture. Exquisitely hand-picked Da Hong Pao sourced from the terrains of Wuyi, uses traditional rock tea techniques to bring out the purest rock flavour. Packed within the luxurious golden yellow box exuding brilliant golden morning light, hopefully, this cup of premium tea will accompany everyone to look forward to a new journey of the Leap of the Rabbit.
Shop 918, 9/F
Art of Canton- 100% Made in Hong Kong
Jointly created by Chef Sam and Chef Ricky, Executive Chef of Art of Canton and of The Food Story, this year, Art of Canton presents a few Chinese New Year Puddings, including Turnip Cakes with Preserved Meat and Dried Scallop in original and spicy flavour, Taro Cake with Preserved Meat, Brown Sugar Coconut Sticky Rice Cake, and Golden Water Chestnut Cake. Using high-quality ingredients and our unique secret recipe, 100% made in Hong Kong exclusively. The highlight is Turnip Cake with Preserved Meat and Dried Scallop, made with 400g of hand-cut seasonal radish, premium preserved meat, dried scallop and dried shrimp. The unique secret recipe helps to stiffer the cake yet maintain its soft texture with a savoury taste, making it golden and crispy on the outside, while juicy and tender on the inside! The innovative secret homemade spicy sauce is added to make this turnip cake one-of-a-kind, it’s spicy but moderate, unforgettable once one tries it!
Art of Canton
Shop 1001A, 10/F