8 Must-Have CNY Cookies And Snacks, & Where to Get Them In Penang

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and it’s only days before your family and friends are coming over. Are you ready to entertain your guests? If not, here are some great choices of CNY cookies and snacks you should check out for your guests’ and your own enjoyment.

8 Most Popular CNY Cookies And Snacks To Get

1. Kuih Kapit

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Make way for the beloved snack that is adored by people of all ages. The kuih kapit, or also known as “love letters” is a must-buy during the Lunar New Year. You will often see this in your relatives’ house during visits, maybe in other variations too! Sometimes, it packs meat floss or chocolate filling to further enhance the classic taste of this wafer snack. If you are unsure of where to get it, drop by at Eng Seng Kuih Kapit which is located at Gat Lebuh Presgrave to enjoy some delicious charcoal-baked “love letters”.

Where can you get it? Penang Kuih Kapit (Eng Seng Kuih Kapit)

Address: 30, Gat Lebuh Presgrave, 3rd Road, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon – Sat); 1:00PM – 9:00PM (Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook

2. Pineapple Tarts/Rolls

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Get your hands on some buttery, delectable pineapple rolls too! These goodies melt in your mouth with its crumbly texture, along with the sweet combination of pineapple jam. Once you have a taste of it, you will want to reach for more. Many will judge the quality of this pastry based on how thick is the pineapple filling on the inside, and of course, the thicker it is, the better. Want to know where to buy some? You can get this delicacy at Brix and Baume, situated at Jalan Burma, near Nagore Square.

Where can you get it? : Brix and BAUME

Address: 124, Jalan Burma, 10050 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 10:00AM – 8:00PM (Daily)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram

3. Peanut Cookies

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Furthermore, the peanut cookies are also one of the Chinese New Year’s favourites when it comes to cookies and snacks. Being made from ground peanuts and icing sugar, this toothsome sweet brings both the aromatic smell of peanuts and the satisfying consistency that crumbles in your mouth. As it is quite easy to make, it is no surprise that you can find this delicacy almost everywhere over the course of a month before Chinese New Year. But if you’re interested, do try out the peanut cookies at Jan’s Homemade Cakes.

Where can you get it? : Jan’s Homemade Cakes

Address: 16 C, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Closed on Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook 

4. Cereal Cookies

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Next up, check out the kids’ choice on the list, which is still considered a novelty to traditional CNY cookies. In recent years, many has made cereal cookies from the primary ingredient of cornflakes for this festive season , and we love them! It can be made in the form of traditionally baked round-shaped cookies, or the no-bake cornflake cups. Both are delectable in their own ways, and they are worth the try for anyone looking for special CNY cookies.

Where can you get it? : Summer Dessert Bakery

Address: Find the nearest store to you on Google Map.

Operating Hour: Varies according to branch.

5. Tambun Biscuits

Cny snacks tambun biscuitsPhoto: @andrepreneur (Instagram)

Small but mighty, the Tambun biscuits has become a well-known delicacy for many occasions, including the Lunar New Year. It is suitable to be served to house guests, because of its miniature size and aromatic mung bean paste; hence, establishing it as a top choice for CNY snacks. These can be purchased at Him Heang Sdn Bhd, the 72-year-old pastry shop which is also the original founder of this baby version of the “Tau Sar Pneah”.

Where can you get it? : Him Heang Sdn Bhd

Address: 162A, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 10.30AM – 2:00PM (Closed on Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook Website

6. Kuih Bangkit

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If you have to associate only one cookie to Chinese New Year, it will be none other than the oldie but goodie ‘Kuih Bangkit’. A classic that can be seen in almost every Chinese household during this festive season. These cookies are traditionally made from tapioca flour, eggs and coconut milk. Because of its white exterior which symbolizes mourning in Chinese context, a red dot is added to replace the meaning with good fortune and luck.

Where can you get it? : Kedai Biskut Kunjung Selalu

Address: B4, Batu Lancang Hwy, Taman Sri Damai, 11600 Jelutong, Penang

Operating Hour: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Daily)

7. Almond Cookies

CNY almond cookiesPhoto: @anncoojournal (Facebook)

Similar to the peanut cookies, the nutty taste of this inviting almond version will have you reaching for more. Its primary ingredient is replaced with ground almond; therefore, don’t be surprised if you found this much more costly than the peanut cookies. These goodies are great to enjoy as a daytime pastry and guest-friendly snack, so your visiting relatives will feel much more at home. If you are longing for a taste, do check out La Vanille Pastry for their almond cookies, along with other unique CNY goods.

Where can you get it? : La Vanille Pastry

Address: 122, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram

8. Arrowhead Chips (Chiku/Ngaku)

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The final snack on the list is the well-liked Arrowhead Chips, also best known as Chiku or Ngaku chips. Imagine potato chips, but the potatoes are replaced with arrowhead roots instead, which contain more protein, and it has its own distinct flavor. Anyone can vouch for its delicious, crunchy and addictive attributes, and this snack is mostly available during the festive season of Chinese New Year. Don’t miss out this opportunity to try out this popular CNY snack!

Where can you get it? : Kedai Biskut Kunjung Selalu

Address: B4, Batu Lancang Hwy, Taman Sri Damai, 11600 Jelutong, Penang

Operating Hour: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Daily)

8 CNY Cookies And Snacks You Must Have In Your Home

Here you go, the list of cookies and snacks you should get this Chinese New Year! Have you bought all of these for your relatives’ upcoming visits? Stock up your snack closet with these delights, and tell us what do your family think of them. Happy snacking!

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