Chinese New Year Snacks & Treats: Where to Get Them in KL?

It wouldn't be a true festive period without the munchies…
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
January 15, 2023

Besides being an ideal time of year to spend extra time with loved ones, Chinese New Year also allows us to feast to our hearts‘ delight. This is due to the fact that the days will be occupied with nothing but exquisite major meals, a profusion of snacks and crunchy nibbles—I think we all can agree that food is the most important aspect of the festivities, yes? 

Whether you prefer traditional treats like pineapple tarts or something slightly more contemporary like the chocolate chip cookies, we’ve prepared a list of prominent internet merchants with a vast selection of cookies and snacks!

Chinese New Year Snacks & Treats Malaysia

1. Oh Cha Matcha

This CNY, Oh Cha Matcha has released four new and delightful flavoured matchas for the Chinese New Year, including Grape Matcha, Mango Coconut Matcha, Pineapple Coconut Matcha, and Tropical Matcha, which includes Grapefruit, Passionfruit, Mango, and of course the best matcha from Uji, Kyoto. 

As for the snacks, the goodies are presented in a lovely sustainable bamboo bag which include vegan-friendly and dairy-free handmade Matcha Pineapple Tarts, homemade Tofu Crisps, and Chinese new year must-have Roasted Plant Seeds, commonly known as Kuaci.

Get Oh Cha Matcha snacks here

2. Cocova

Cocova, a domestic women-owned chocolate business, has collaborated with Komuniti Tukang Jahit (KTJ) for its Year of the Rabbit series, to make the year more meaningful for the less fortunate. The special edition of Ruyi chocolate chip pecan cookies, Cocova dark chocolates, and gift sets with a fabric angpow bag were prepared by single moms, the OKU group, and stay-at-home mothers within the KTJ. With your help of purchasing, you’ll be strengthening these groups and the social firm’s constructive purpose!

Get Cocova snacks here

3. The KARLS Group

KARLS Group, the group owned by acclaimed local eateries Beta and Skillet, has introduced their CNY 2023 assortment of artisan bak kwa roasted which is individually wrapped to maintain its freshness. The bak kwa sets come in three varieties: chicken, truffle chicken, and truffle wagyu. 

The 2023 Tradition Gift Set, which is priced at RM 368 is also available in which includes a classical flower arrangement that mixes in with the celebratory packages of Truffle Bakkwas. 

Get KARLS Group snacks here

4. Wishful Curated Gifting

After a couple of quiet Chinese New Year celebrations due to the enormous epidemic, things will finally change this year! Wishful Curated Gifting’s collection evokes memories of busy neighbourhood Kopitiams and the familiar flavour of Kopi Peng and Roti Bakar. 

The Hometown gift set includes a Custom Designed Handcrafted Doll House that houses several traditional Chinese New Year Delicacies such as Bird’s Nest, Abalone, Bakkwa Dried Meat, Dried Scallops, Tea Pot and Tea Cups, Pu’Er Tea, and jars of nuts, plums, chocolates, and cookies.

Get Wishful Curated Gifting snacks here

5. Hogan Bakery Malaysia

Hogan Bakery has several CNY gift packages and single jar snacks and cookies available. You may purchase them at any of their locations or have them delivered straight to your home to save some time. This year’s Chinese New Year celebration, the line up includes Chocolate Chip cookies, Goji Soft cookies, Mixed Seed Biscotti, and, of course, the ever-popular Pineapple Tarts.

Get Hogan Bakery snacks here. 

6. UNBOX by Huff and Puff

Rabbits are frequently connected with good fortune, and in Chinese culture, the rabbit is regarded as the luckiest of the twelve zodiac animals. This year, Unbox is honouring the Year of the Rabbit with specially curated fortunate packages that make ideal gifts for friends and family. The collection is available in three distinct boxes: BOU T-GATHER, ONG ONG TOO, and FORTUNE BOX. 

There will be a variety of snacks and munchies accessible within each box, including Premium Red Dates, White Rabbit Candy, Uncle Fisher Scallops with Chilli Sauce, Sliced Pork Meat Bak Kwa, and even CHH Birds Nest.

Get UNBOX snacks here

7. D’Sabroso

Are you looking for a variety of snack jars and munchies bundles? D’Sabroso has created many containers holding their popular Pineapple Tarts, German Cookies, Buttery Vanilla Cranberry, and Belgian Dark Couverture. Made with only the finest ingredients, they come in a pack of two or four in a gorgeous clear bag or a craft box, depending on the number of jars you purchase.

Get D’Sabroso snacks here

8. Elevete Patisserie

Honourable mention; for the sweet tooth! Elevete Patisserie, a local dessert bakery, introduces the Chinese New Year collection, which includes a range of dessert options designed for giving. There are currently 7 distinct boxes and line-ups of Chinese New Year exclusive patisserie and desserts available for purchase till February 4th. 

On Lunar Day, treat yourself to some Festive Joy CNY Cookie Box, Spring into Prosperity, Abundance Koi Entremet, Prosperous Wishes Cupcakes, Fatt Choy Fatcarons, Gift of Blessings, and the gigantic Gift of Fortune dessert goodies for the entire family to nibbles!

Get Elevate Patisserie desserts here

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