Peanut Butter Tart

The Lunar New Year is the most extravagant occasion on the Asian calender…and it’s widely known that it all centres around food. There’s meanings behind the dishes that are traditionally consumed: long noodles are symbolic of longevity, dumplings and wontons of gold ingots. The act itself of making the dumplings is an activity of reunion; believed…

CNY Pineapple Tarts

Having two new year festivities per year is pretty sweet. Chinese New Year has a particular symbolic resonance among those who celebrate it; it’s a time for families to be together, to clean away the past year in order to forge a way ahead for the new year, and of course, excessive eating. It’s also…

Din Tai Fung (World Square)

I’ll admit that it’s only at 23 years of age that I have really truly begun to appreciate Chinese New Year and Chinese culture. As a child, I remember how negative I was towards this time of the year – all the times I got scolded in front of the whole extended family for spinning…