Where to Find Halal Chang in Singapore

After writing the Where to Find Halal Chang in Malaysia post, you didn’t think we’d leave our neighbour across the causeway hanging without a blog post of their own, do you? Obviously not!

But since we haven’t been in Singapore since the pandemic started, our article is strictly based on Google search. We did remember on our last visit we saw a couple of places selling halal chang in Geylang and Joo Chiat. Though we’re not sure whether that information still stands.

Let’s just cut to the chase and get on to where you can find halal chang in Singapore now, shall we?

1. Nyonya Mansor Halal Kueh Chang

Address: 678 Chua Chu Kang Crescent SIngapore 680678

Facebook: Nyonya Mansor Halal Kueh Chang

Phone: +65 9738 2945

Product: Nyonya chang

2. Authentic Hokkien Chang

Facebook: Authentic Hokkien Chang

Phone: +65 8687 1055

Email: halalhokkienchangs@gmail.com

Product: Hokkien chang

3. Agogo Kitchens

Facebook: Agogo Kitchens

Phone: +65 8150 6925

Products: Mushroom chang, Nyonya chang, beef/chicken, Hokkien chang, beef/chicken black pepper chang,

4. Rayz Halalz Changz

Facebook: Rayz Halalz Changz

Phone: +65 9624 6479

5. Savor Avenue

Instagram: Savor Avenue

Products: Kee chang, Nyonya chang, lepat chang

6. Chunking SG

Instagram: Chunking SG

Products: Signature beef rendang chunk, signature chicken rendang chunk, premium chunk, mini lepat chunk, premium mala chunk, premium chicken rice chunk, tom yam chunk

7. Lita’s Delights

Instagram: Lita’s Delights

8. Aunty Amy’s Kueh Chang

Instagram: Aunty Amy’s Kueh Chang

9. HomeMade Halal Kueh Chang

Instagram: HomeMade Halal Kueh Chang

Phone: +65 9177 5214

Products: Beef rendang with chestnut. chicken rendang with chestnut and salted egg, black pepper beef ball stuffed with salted egg and chestnut

Naturally, this list will be kept updated from time to time. So make sure to bookmark this post and check it whenever you have that sudden craving.

Also, if you know of any other places where you can buy halal chang in Singapore that’s not listed here, please let us know and we’ll do our best to include it in the list. Thank you!

Where to Find Halal Chang in Malaysia

We’re days away from the annual Dragon Boat Festival! For some of you, you may know the festival as Duanwu Festival (端午節).

Like most Chinese festivals, they usually have a particular food that’s often associated with the festival and in this case, that special food is the zongzi (粽子) or sticky rice dumpling in English.

Over here in Malaysia though, the zongzi is also known as joong in Cantonese, chang in Hokkien, and kuih chang in Malay.

So last year, we did several posts on halal chang in Malaysia. For this year, we figured it’d be good to highlight those posts again and combine the posts into a single post for easy reference.

On top of that, we’ll also be featuring other places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia, making this post our ultimate list for halal chang in Malaysia!

Let’s get started, shall we?

Places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia:

Hokkien chang, Nyonya chang, Kee chang.

1. Rice Dumpling/Kuih Chang Siti – HALAL

Area: Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, surrounding areas

Facebook: Rice Dumpling/Kuih Chang Siti – HALAL

Instagram: kuihchangsiti

Whassap: 010-2985021

2. [MY] Halal Nyonya Chang By Melissa Soo

Area: Melaka, KL, surrounding areas

Facebook: Halal Nyonya Chang

Whassap: 012-3331272

3. [MY] Mum’s Halal Bak Chang

Facebook: Halal Bak Chang

4. [MY] Kuih Chang Azura Tan Siow Ling

Area: Masai, surrounding areas

Facebook: Halal BakChang

Whassap: 016-7114737

Review: We tried sister Azura’s bak chang during Ramadan this year. How good was it? She was generous with the filling and we can assure you it was well worth the price! The best part was her frozen bak chang meant we could steam and have it whenever we want!

5. [MY] Kuih Chang Bilal Hanif Chan

Area: Masjid Cina Tasek Ipoh

Whassap: 010-3919307

6. Marzuki Kuih Zhang

Facebook: Marzuki Kuih Zhang

7. [MY] ChindianMuslim Kiosk

Area: KL & Selangor

Facebook: ChindianMuslim Kiosk

Whassap: 017-8888251

Review: Many years ago we tried sister Jasmeen’s food at her Ampang Jaya outlet. We tried her dim sum as well as loh mai kai. Back then, there weren’t many places selling halal Chinese Muslim food and that visit to her outlet was an unexpected, yet very much welcomed treat from a friend of ours. We never go there again mainly because we were always on a rush whenever we were in KL. By the time we’d completed all our matters, it was time to head back to JB. If you’re around the area, do give her food a try. She also does catering and delivery.

Other places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia:

Hokkien chang, Nyonya chang, Kee chang.

  1. Pasar Besar Melaka
  2. Restoran Cece Station
  3. Canton Village Chinese Muslim Kitchen

Where you can buy halal chang online in Malaysia:

1. 清真粽子【 Halal Homemade 】Kuih/Bak Zhang💞【清真】 粽子 by Datin Aminah Lee

Shopee Store: elizachanyy

Area: Klang Valley

Facebook: Eliza Chan, Datin Aminah Lee

Whassap: 016-2791098

2. Lolili’s Delights Halal Traditional Chinese Food and Bak Changs – Active

3. FATIMAH CHEW OFFICIAL STORE

Where to find vegetarian halal chang in Malaysia:

Friends of Veggie 素友乐坊 by Raihana Seah

Area: Peninsular Malaysia by courier, door to door delivery limited to Ipoh area.

Whassap: 011-39369376

For more details, please contact the sellers directly to order, check whether they’re selling, or still accepting orders for this year.

Know of any other places where you can get halal chang? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it in!

Cultural note: This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14 (Monday) and China will have 3 days of public holiday from Saturday (June 12) to Monday (June 14).

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Last updated on 15 June 2021.

Top 10 Traditional Chinese New Year Snacks We Love To Eat During Raya Too!

The thing about living in Malaysia is we’re a melting pot of cultures, living among people from various races. Perhaps it’s not too farfetched to say that we often bond together over food too! Makes perfect sense since most of the time we can seat at the same table, enjoying each other’s food, regardless of the occasion.

So today, we’re going to talk about the top 10 traditional Chinese New Year snacks, you guessed it, we often eat during Raya too!

Having this list would make it a lot easier for us to prepare gifts for our family and friends who are celebrating Raya and/or Chinese New Year. Oh, and we’re including recipe links too in case any of you would be keen to make some for your family and friends.

Kuih Bangkit 薯粉饼

These traditional coconut cream cookies are so light, airy and fragrant! We love how the cookie effortlessly melts in the mouth. We enjoyed it as a kid and we’re still loving it. Did we mention it’s gluten-free?

Recipe: Extra crumbly KUIH BANGKIT

Kuih Ros, Kuih Rose, Kuih Loyang, Kuih Kembang Goyang, Rosettes Cookies, Honeycomb Cookies, Beehive Cookies 蜂窝饼

This thin, crispy fried pastry used to be one of our favourite snacks. We don’t have it as often now since it’s not easy to find good ones. Or maybe it’s because we haven’t bought it in a long time? Yeah, we can be a bit fussy when it comes to good food.

Recipe: HOW TO MAKE THIN AND CRISPY HONEYCOMB COOKIES (KUIH LOYANG, ROSETTE COOKIES)

Popia Udang, Popia Udang Kering, Popia Mini Udang, Mini Spicy Shrimp Rolls 虾米卷

Krup krap, krup krap! Believe us, these super crunchy snacks are to die for! Like seriously! These snacks are so addictive that you can finish the entire packet in one seating! There’s no sharing when it comes to popia udang. It’s every man for himself!

Recipe: Mini Spicy Prawn Rolls

Kuih Bahulu 蛋花糕

This traditional fluffy cake is a classic favourite, at least in our household. We often have it with black coffee and it’s not limited to festive occasions only. There’s just something about pairing this sweet cake with a cup of bitter coffee. You can get kuih bahulu in all sorts of shapes and flavours, though our favourite is still the traditional kuih bahulu cermai.

Recipe: Kuih Bahulu

Tart Nenas, Pineapple Tarts 凤梨挞

There’s actually quite a wide range of pineapple tarts available in the market. These tarts come in all sorts of shapes – from rolled ones to flower shaped ones. Some are buttery and crumbly, while some are super delicate and would just melt in your mouth. Whichever type you choose, having a jar of this at home is a surefire way to lift up the atmosphere.

Recipe: Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

Kuih Koya, Putu Kacang Hijau, Mung Bean Cookies 绿豆糕, 绿豆饼

Shaped by wooden molds, these delicate cookies are traditionally sun dried or baked at low temperatures. To be honest, we weren’t a fan of these when we were kids. Perhaps age has caught up with us as now we have developed a liking towards it.

Recipe: Mung Bean Cookies or Kuih Koya aka Putu Kacang (绿豆糕/绿豆饼)

Kek Lapis, Layer Cake 千层蛋糕

In our family, we are very much into lapis legit and kek lapis Betawi. But throughout Malaysia, we think just about everyone would know the famous kek lapis Sarawak. How do we eat it? Layer by layer. There’s that indescribable satisfying feeling to be able to peel off the layers and savour it a piece at a time.

Recipe: Kek Lapis Sarawak (Sarawak Layer Cake)

Rempeyek, Peyek 花生脆饼

A deep-fried savoury crispy snack that we used to make and keep in big metal tins. Nowadays, we just buy these. We love the ones that have lots of nuts, spices and anchovies on it. A perfect snack for any time of the day, we usually have rempeyek while watching TV. It’s like our version of the popcorn.

Recipe: Rempeyek Kacang Tanah Asli Yang Rangup, Berempah Dan Paling Sedap Dengan Resepi Sukatan Cawan

Kuih Siput 螺旋饼

We don’t think there’s an English name for this. In fact, a direct translation of it would probably be ‘snail biscuit’. Sounds gross, eh? Don’t let the name fool you though. This is one of those snacks that you need to have on your table. Crunchy, with a tint of spiciness, you’d be popping these in your mouth faster than you can say its’ name.

Recipe: Resepi Kuih Siput Rangup

Biskut Suji, Sugee Cookies 苏吉饼

Should we mention that this is another cookie that we absolutely love? It is! There’s a slight crunch when you bite into sugee cookies. As soon as you get past the crunchy experience, you’d get hit by a sudden burst of intense crumbly goodness swirling in your mouth. Delicious!

Recipe: Sugee Cookies – Makes Melt-in-Your-Mouth Magic!

No time to make any of these snacks? The good news is most of these can be bought easily at most supermarkets, bakeries, and even online marketplaces! A quick Google search should lead you to them.

2021 Ramadan Gifts Guide

Can you believe it? We’ve entered the third week of Ramadan! Feels like it was just yesterday when we were hit with the news on the pandemic and we were scrambling to regain some kind of normalcy in our lives.

Things were uncertain then for most of us, yet Alhamdulillah, we managed to pull through.

Now, we are given the chance to experience Ramadan again. A chance to make amends. A chance to strive to become better Muslims. A chance to appreciate everything we’ve been blessed with. A chance to do as many good deeds as possible, insha’Allah.

One of the good deeds that we could possibly do is to give gifts throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.

Giving Gifts During Ramadan?

That’s right! Ramadan is a great time to give gifts, and it becomes all the more special when you give gifts to your loved ones. It’s a nice way of telling them you have them in your thoughts and it could also help to strengthen your relationship with them.

Like really, are there people who do no look forward to receiving gifts?

Here are our top picks for 2021!

Something For The Traditional Foodie

Ketupat Palas – Ben & Chinta

This year, Ben & Chinta collaborated with @craveganu to come up with Ketupat Palas and Homemade Signature Serunding gift packs. All you need to do is to steam the ketupat palas in the steamer and once it’s cooked, you can enjoy it with their serunding.

Price: 20 pieces priced at RM35, Ketupat Palas Single Gift Pack priced at RM50, and the Family Gift Pack priced at RM80.

Something For The Sweet Tooth

Beryl’s Raya Chocolate Gifts 2021 – Beryl’s Chocolate

To mark the festive occasion, Beryl’s came up with not one, not two, but twenty different types of Raya gifts and hampers for you to choose from! However, at the time of writing only five hampers are still in stock. Better hurry before stocks run out!

PriceBeryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 2 priced at RM45.80, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 4 priced at RM46, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Harmoni Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM67.50, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Cahaya Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM81, and Beryl’s Raya 2021 Istimewa Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM100.

Something For The Environmentally-Conscious

Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Earth Heir

Opt for a fair trade gift set from environmentally-conscious Earth Heir. Their specially curated baskets are their way of giving back to the local rattan and mengkuang artisans as well as the local communities.

PriceThe Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Basket priced at RM259

Something For The Artisan Lover

Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Batik Boutique

Batik Boutique is an award-winning social enterprise established to empower artisans from marginalised communities across Malaysia. Shop from their hand-crafted Cahaya Raya 2021 Collection – where you can find a good selection of Malaysian made batik apparels, accessories, and gifts sets for your family and friends.

PriceThe Borak Gift Set priced at RM279, Batik Face Mask (M/L) – Teal Driftwood priced at RM45, and Ketupat Bag – Pink Pagar priced at RM189.

Something For The Drinks Master

Jom Ra-Yay Pack – Tapping Tapir

Surprise your loved ones with a delightful set of sparkling sodas from the Tapping Tapir! Made from real fruit juices, spices and herbs, their sodas do not contain artificial colours, flavours and lots of sugar. Perfect for those eager to enjoy their drinks, minus the nasties.

PriceJom Ra-Yay Pack priced at RM88.

Something For The Green Thumbs

Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Nuhayra Pretty Leaf

Brighten up your family and friends homes by gifting them a pretty little potted plant from Nuhayra Pretty Leaf! This may not be the most conventional gift idea, though we’re certain it’d bring a smile to that special someone who has a soft soft for flowers and plants.

Price: Starts from RM4.27

Something For The One Who Upholds Tradition

Classic High Tea Set – Nyonya Lab

Bring back the memories of the good old days with a beautiful box full of delicious nyonya kuih from the Nyonya Lab! Choose six types of kuih from their long list of kuihs available such as angku, bingka ubi, seri muka, kuih lapis, pulut tai-tai, lapis ubi and more. Customisable in a box, platter, and tiffin.

Something For The Chinese Muslim Food Connoisseur

Kitchen Essentials – Kaijia Muslim Food

No, this is not a shameless plug from us. The truth is we couldn’t find any Chinese Muslim Ramadan-themed gift packs on the market. So what’s the next best thing? Well, you could gift your family and friends any of our kitchen essentials products! They can use our Signature Chilli Oil and Garlic Oil in their cooking, while munching on some Guoba Snacks.

PriceSignature Chilli Oil priced at RM17 for a 300g jar and RM13 for a 200g tub, Garlic Oil priced at RM10 for a 300g jar, and Guoba Snacks priced at RM6 and above.

There we have it! Hope you’ll have fun buying gifts for your family and friends! While we’re at it, the 10 last nights of Ramadan are fast approaching. May we get to experience the Night of Power , Laylatul Qadr, ameen!

Ramadan Mubarak 2021

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Taking this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed Ramadan.

Let’s strive to be better people and make this the best Ramadan yet!

Even More Awesome Chinese New Year Gift Ideas That You Can’t Find On Shopee Malaysia

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In our previous article, we shared great Chinese New Year gift ideas you can find on Shopee Malaysia.

Well, this time around we want to cover gift ideas that include spending and not spending any money. We want to give options to our readers to choose the best option that suit their current situations. We bring you, 5 of our even more awesome Chinese New Year gift ideas!

Gift Paid Subscriptions

Online courses, Netflix, Astro, Spotify, Internet, gym membership, mobile apps, magazines… anything that requires subscription or has a subscription plan. All you have to do is to subscribe for that person and pay according to the subscription plan. Could be a month, quarterly, yearly or a lifetime subscription if you’re feeling generous.

Pro-Tip: Find something that the person has always wanted to subscribe to and gift that person that paid subscription plan. He or she would love you for it.

A Gardener At Heart? Give Seeds, A Plant or A Harvest Box!

We are in love with gardening and it has come to the point that I have half a mind to give seeds, plants and part of our harvest to family and friends as gifts. It’s all about sharing the joy of gardening, being able to grow your own food, and encouraging others to appreciate the food that came from the farmers.

Pro-Tip: Get even more creative by making and gifting a DIY gardening starter kit. Give some seeds, a bag of soil, a couple of small pots, polybags or your own DIY pots, a cute spade, a pair of gloves, spray bottle and a step-by-step guide.

Bakers & Cooks, Bake & Cook!

Now if you’re great in the kitchen, all the more reason for you to give something from your kitchen. Bake festive-themed cookies or cook a sumptuous spread. Pack the food in nice containers, decorate it with Chinese New Year motifs and gift it to your family and friends!

Pro-Tip: Find out what that person likes to eat and bake or cook that particular item. Make it extra special by baking or cooking something that the person has not eaten for many years.

Sew, Knit, Embroider or Cross Stitch Your Heart Into It!

Honestly, we don’t know that many people who can sew, knit, embroider or cross stitch anymore. What we do know is it’d be great to get something that’s sewn, knitted, embroidered or cross stitched by someone we know. Doesn’t have to be something technical. Just our names on a t-shirt would be fantastic enough.

Pro-Tip: Go all in by making an actual wearable or usable item that the receiver would feel proud of using. Could be a shopping bag. Could be a quilted blanket.

Give The Gift Of Time

Time is of the essence and it’s something that we often crave for, yet can hardly get enough of. Use this holiday season to spend more time with your loved ones. Listen to them, play with them, watch TV with them, talk to them, cook with them, teach them a new skill, anything that makes them feel you are right there with and for them.

Pro-Tip: Plan your day ahead so you can make the most of your time. Best way forward is to ask how they’d like to best spend their time with you.

What do you think? Do you have any ideas you’d like to share with us? Let us know!

Extra: Don’t have a Shopee account yet? Sign-up by clicking here.

Great Chinese New Year Gift Ideas You Can Find On Shopee Malaysia

Festivities are always the best time of the year to give gifts, especially to family and friends who you seldom get to meet. Nothing beats giving them a little something from the heart. It could be a kind word, a warm hug, or something that you bought or made. Gift-giving is a great way to show your appreciation, respect, and affection to that special someone.

Now then, since the Chinese New Year festival is coming soon, we thought why don’t we come up with a post on great Chinese New Year gift ideas? We’ve rounded up some of the best items you can find and purchase on Shopee Malaysia. Enjoy!

Ready-To-Eat Food Gift Baskets & Hampers

You can never go wrong with ready-to-eat food gift baskets and hampers! These usually consist of delicious Chinese New Year goodies, including cookies, candies, chips, dried fruits and nuts.

  1. Master Looi 雷师傅 Chinese New Year Cookies Luxury Gifts Sets A 新年送礼年饼精美组合A
    • Includes: Deep Fried Smiley Sesame Balls, Peanut Crunch Candy, Plum Blossom Cookies, Garlic Crunchy Chicken Biscuits and Pineapple Tarts Cookies.
  2. Chinese New Year gift with personalized greeting card
    • Includes: 5 Pieces of Chocolate and a Personalized Greeting Card.
  3. (Chinese Muslim Product) Limited Edition Kaijia Guoba Snacks 锅巴 Snek Festive Gift Pack For Chinese New Year
    • Includes: 原味 Original, 香辣 Spicy, 原味孜然 Spicy Cumin, 西红柿 Tomato & Asam Boi flavours.

All-In Food Gift Baskets & Hampers

Another great idea is to give gift baskets and hampers filled with all sorts of food items. These items include tea, nuts, biscuits, mushrooms, tidbits, dried meat, and crisps.

  1. Chinese New Year Gift Set | CNY Hamper | 新春礼盒 2021
    • Includes: 12 Grains NutriRice, Pu’er Tea, Red Dates, Flower Mushrooms, Pistachios, etc.
  2. BAN HEANG Chinese New Year 2021 Gift Set 1 Box (Mixed Assorted Cookies & Snacks) by PenangToGo
    • Includes: Coconut Crisp, Salted Egg Almond Slice, Cheese Almond Slice, Original Almond Slice, Salted Fish Crisp With Seaweed, Cheese Crisp, Salted Egg Crisp, Butter Cookie, Almond Cookie, Fruity Marshmallow Bite and Matcha Marshmallow Bite.
  3. [Vegetarian 素食] Chinese New Year CNY Hamper 精美素食新年礼盒 🧧 Limit to 5 gift boxes per order 每单限五个礼盒
    • Includes: Vegan/Vegetarian Fish Maw Crisp, Vegetarian Mushroom Snack Rou Gang, Vegan Seaweed Floss, Nuts, Cha Cheer Kuaci and Red Paper Box.

Items Gift Sets

The best time to find seasonal items that are created just for the festival. Since this year is the year of the Ox, you can find all sorts of items with ox decorations available in the market. Top gift ideas include soft toys, ornaments, tableware, clothes, money packets, and yes, if you can afford to splurge go for gold or jewelry.

  1. 4pcs Bowl Ceramic Tableware Chinese New Year Lunar New Year Gift Koi Fish Bowl Rice bowl for soup 農曆新年主題陶瓷碗套裝年年有余
    • Includes: Ceramic Bowls and Packaging Box.
  2. Chinese New Year lucky pattern single-sided printing microfiber pillowcase sofa cushion cover home decoration
    • Includes: Pillowcase.
  3. 2021 Ox Year Lucky Dollar Money Gold Foil Banknotes New Year Gift 牛年金钞
    • Includes: Gold Banknote.

Unconventional Gift Ideas

So we found a few items that people may not usually give during Chinese New Year. However, items such as face masks have become a necessity and we figured we would include it for those who may want to consider giving these instead. We have also included a couple of other items to add variety to the list.

  1. 2021 Chinese New Year Face Mask 3ply Kids Adult Mask 2021农历新年口罩成人儿童口罩 Red Mask CNY Mask
    • Includes: Face Mask.
  2. Jambutree Cute 2021 Happy Chinese New Year Year of Ox 牛年 如意 Unisex Couple T-Shirt Tee CNY Gift Tshirt Baju READY STOCK
    • Includes: T-Shirt.
  3. Vintage Red Tassel Earrings Firecracker Lantern Drop Earring Women Girls Chinese New Year Gift Ethnic Jewelry
    • Includes: Drop Earrings.

Found any other great ideas on Shopee Malaysia? Drop it in the comments section for others to know! For new users, sign-up by clicking here.

Top 5 Chinese New Year Food To Eat In 2021

Chinese New Year is expected to fall on Friday, 12th of February this year. However, preparations for the festival have started for most people. Our neighbours for instance have started their annual spring cleaning activities. Shopping malls on the other hand have soaked up the atmosphere with their Chinese New Year decorations, festive songs, and storewide sales.

Big Question: Do we celebrate Chinese New Year?

Although K is Chinese, he doesn’t celebrate Chinese New Year and the reason is simply because his family doesn’t celebrate it too. Having said that, we do have family and friends celebrating it and they would always give us delicious food and thoughtful gifts during the festive season.

Not familiar with the food? We’ve got some good news for you. Here’s our list of 5 Chinese New Year food you ought to try in 2021. Let’s begin our list!

1. The New Year Cake 年糕 Kuih Bakul

Made of glutinous rice flour, this traditional rice cake can be taken sweet or savoury. The new year cake can be found easily in most supermarkets, but if you’re game enough to make your own, you can try these recipes from the Asian Food Network – Nian Gao and What To Cook Today – Easy Nian Gao Recipe (Tikoy / Fa Gao / Kue Bakul).

2. Dumplings 饺子

Dumplings are pieces of dough filled with all sorts of delicious fillings. Traditionally, the people at K’s hometown in the Northwestern part of China prefer to have it boiled and they eat it by dipping the dumplings in chili oil and black vinegar. Laotai Arui did a video on it and you can view it here – Dumplings Halal Recipe | Muslim Chinese Food | Best Chinese Halal Food |饺子

3. Tangyuan 汤圆

These addictive sticky rice balls are made with glutinous rice flour. Often served in a sweet soup, the fillings vary from peanut to red bean. Tangyuan are chewy in texture and you can easily make these at home using store-bought tangyuan. To make your own from scratch, follow this Tang Yuan Chinese Glutinous Rice Balls 汤圆 recipe shared by the Red House Spice.

4. Yee Sang 魚生

Essentially a salad, most restaurants would offer this during the Chinese New Year period. But with movement restrictions, you could purchase ready-made yee sang from restaurants and supermarkets. All you have to do is assemble the ingredients, pour the sauce, and dig in!

5. Tangerines & Oranges

You can’t really end the list without mentioning the fruits that are synonymous to the festival. It’s fair to say that Chinese New Year is the only festival where you’ll see people buying, eating and gifting boxes of these fruits. In fact, we can’t think of any time of the year where we can find ourselves eating and receiving this many tangerines and oranges.

There are definitely more good food that people usually eat during Chinese New Year and we’d be sharing those in future posts, insha’Allah. In the meantime, you can refer to last years’ post – Top 3 Snacks You Should Try For Chinese New Year.

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year this year? Let us know in the comments section!