2022: A List Of Halal Chinese New Year Biscuits, Snacks & Food You Can Buy On Shopee Malaysia

It’s that time of the year again! All the malls are decked with Chinese New Year decorations and goodies, and although we don’t celebrate the festival, we have family and friends that do celebrate it. We’re thinking of getting gifts for them, so we’ve been looking at things on Shopee Malaysia.

Here are the ones that caught our eyes. We broke it into sections, making it easier for you to browse through.

Cookies & Biscuits

[Halal] 27 Type CNY Cookies/Biscuits (27款年饼)

Special Kuih Kapit, Pineapple Roll, Honeycomb, Peanut Cookie, and Salted Cashew Nut are just some of the things they have in their store. Like these happen to be our favourite biscuits and snacks too! We don’t know about you lot, but besides buying for friends and family we’d probably get a couple for our own consumption too.

Here’s another store that sells a selection of halal traditional Chinese New Year cookies. We love Almond Cookies, Peanut Cookies, Sugee Cashew Cookies, & Kuih Bangkit! Gah, by the looks of it we might get a bottle or two from them too!

Yong Sheng CNY Cookies~ [Ready Stock] Prosperity Gift Pack 百福臻礼包 (2tins CNY Cookies 2罐年饼)Halal

We have a bit of a confession here—we have a thing for food that come in tins. There’s just a nostalgia feeling to it. When we were kids, we often get sweets, biscuits, and cookies in tins, and we loved how beautiful the tins looked. Until now, we still have some of those tins at home. (filled with sewing materials, etc.)

Their selection include Almond Cookies, Cashew Nut Cookies, Coconut Crispy Roll, Green Pea Cookies, Carnival Pineapple, Pineapple Jam Filled Cookies (Pandan), Salted Egg Yolk Cookies, Walnut Cookies, and Cranberry Butter Cookies.

Nuts & Snacks

MAHNAZ FOOD – NUTS PROMOTION Pistachio/Cashew Nut/Brazil Nut/Walnut/Charcoal/Hazelnut (500g)

Wanna go nuts over nuts? We love to snack on nuts, regardless of the time of the year. Our top favourite? Roasted and lightly salted cashews! We’ve bought food items from Mahnaz Food before and felt satisfied with it. It’s just that we never bought it online. The reviews are great though.

[Halal] Dried Vegetable Snack Chips & Crisps Healthy Snacks Food Diet 蔬菜干 Okra Shiitake Garlic Lotus Seed Potato Radish

How about getting something healthy for this Chinese New Year? Some of the dried vegetable snack chips & crisps they have in their store include Shiitake Mushroom, Okra, Purple Potato, Red Radish, Yam, Garlic Lotus Seed, Crunchy Garlic, and Tempura Eggplant.

CNY Biscuit 年饼 Dried Shrimp Curry Puff 虾米咖喱角/ Udang Kering Curry Puff (HALAL) [Homemade] 250gm++

We grew up eating Dried Shrimp Curry Puffs and have always thought these are just one of the best snacks ever made! Melodramatic, much? Maybe. But this is one of the things you’ve got to try if you’ve never tried it. Finding good ones are hard these days, and we really hope these would turn out good.

Meats & Cuts

新年 CNY Original Mushroom Snack (HALAL) -Bak Kwa 香菇肉干 200g

Oh hey, it’s another seller on Shopee Malaysia selling halal bakkwa! We don’t think we’ve included them in The Ultimate Halal Bakkwa List blog post. Could probably give this a try. They have Original, Spicy & Black Pepper bakkwa flavours, plus the feedback looks good.

HALAL Bakkwa Ayam Salai Dried Meat Manis Madu Chinese New Year CNY Food Dishes 300g

And there’s another seller selling halal bak kwa!! In the We Tried Halal Chinese Sausages! blog post, we tried their halal Chinese sausages and felt those were pretty good. Now they’ve come up with halal bakkwa too.

Ikea BBQ Chicken Dried Meat <CNY Pack> 500g (Original) HALAL

Ikea has done it again! They came up with their own version of halal bakkwa! We read about it like a couple of years ago, yet we never got the chance to try it. Perhaps this is a sign. Gotta buy ’em all!

So there we have our list of halal Chinese New Year biscuits, snacks, and food you can buy on Shopee Malaysia! We still haven’t decided what to buy. Let us know if you have any recommendations for us.

Link Roundup #5: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

Still in the Chinese New Year mood? So are we! We’ve been reading up some news about the Chinese food industry and decided to dedicate this month’s link roundup entirely on hotpots. Hope you find these links as interesting as we did!

You shouldn’t eat hotpot more than once a month – and the worst broths include seafood and chicken, local hospital warns

“Sorry for the bad news, but hotpot isn’t healthy for you, according to Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Just three slices of pork belly contain the same number of calories as a curry puff.

Drinking 100ml of any popular hotpot broth immediately causes you to exceed your daily maximum sodium intake.

Eating 10 processed items (fishballs, meatballs, sausages, luncheon meat) has the same effect.

If you can’t make healthy choices, then you should only eat hotpot once or twice a month.”

Hotpots are common in K’s hometown, although they usually have it during the cold weather. The hot soup helps to warm them up, plus it’s nice to gather with the family and eat everything from the same pot. Unlike the items that are commonly served in hotpot restaurants here, their family usually puts in a lot of vegetables in theirs.

If you happen to go to a Chinese Muslim restaurant that offers hotpot as one of their menu items, then you should read this article. Best to limit yourselves to one or two hotpot sessions a month, or pick healthier options, like clear soups and vegetables, if you decide to have it more frequently.
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Where To Go For Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners?

Just a few more days till Chinese New Year! We reckon that some families will choose to have their reunion dinners at home, while others prefer to have it outside. If you are the latter and haven’t found a place to celebrate it yet, then this post is perfect for you!

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese Muslim dishes can be as easy as pie. Since restaurants in general would come up with promotions and packages in conjunction with the festive season, we’d try to highlight the ones we know. All in favour of gastronomic feasting!

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