Honestly, everything seems to be happening really fast. It feels like Christmas was only yesterday, and now we’re a day before the New Year, which also means it’s time to prepare for the Year of the Tiger. From 3 January to 13 February 2022, Old Chang Kee will be introducing three new CNY menu offerings for the year.
The Dendeng Bak Kwa Chicken’O (S$2.60) is a savoury curry puff with familiar CNY flavours. The hand-crimped puff pastry will contain a halal-certified premium BBQ chicken meat filling marinated with sweet and spicy spices.
Old Chang Kee also mentioned that the puffs will come stamped with one of four auspicious Chinese characters to get into the celebratory mood: 興 (xìng) which means prosperous, 旺 (wàng) which means flourishing, 發 (fā) which means to become rich and lucky, and 财 (cái) which means incoming wealth.
Next up, we have everyone’s festive flavour favourite; the Heng Heng Pineapple Pie (S$1.60). Pineapples play a huge role during CNY because it basically translates to ‘the arrival of fortune’ in the Hokkien dialect. Do remember to pick up this sweet puff pastry before getting in line to get your 4D fix this year. As the popular saying goes, ‘Heng, Ong, Huat Ah‘!
Lastly, the Ha Ha Tiger Prawn OnStick (S$1.90)—an apt menu item to usher in the Year of the Tiger. Old Chang Kee’s version of ngo hiang (meat wrapped in beancurd skin) will consist of minced tiger prawn, fish meat, and other common ingredients, and is then deep-fried till golden brown. Fun fact: the word prawn is pronounced as ‘ha’ in Cantonese dialect, which sounds like laughter, hence the name to symbolise happiness for CNY.
All three menu items are halal-certified, so get them before they run out!
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