Are you one of the lucky ones whose mom or grandma get into baking a frenzy every Chinese New Year? I’m officially jealous! Although my aunt is a superb cook, I’ve never seen her bake in my life. The only time she uses the oven is when she wants to roast a chicken or when she wants to toast bread.. but she now toasts bread in my airfryer and doesn’t roast chickens anymore.. so hmmm. My mom is a super baker but she’s not very hardworking, so I’ve never learnt to make pineapple tarts, kueh bangkit, green pea cookies or love letters.
Disclaimer: Not a sponsored advertorial. I’m writing this because I love Hougang Nonya Kueh’s yummy bakes, the people behind them, their 30-year tradition and the passion they have in continuing their family business! One of my friends offered me a pineapple tart on Wednesday, and after popping one in my mouth, I demanded that she show me the box! The box was nothing fancy.. just a regular old-school plastic container with red lid (no printing of shop name, even!), but the pineapple tart was something else.