Gone are the “Jingle Bells”, and now “Dong dong qiang” is here! In preparation for Chinese New Year, I’m sure everyone is off to get nianhuo, which can be translated as “CNY goods”. It’s customary to have new clothes for CNY and also all the tidbits to offer to our guests, so we have put together a list of places you can get them this Year of the Dragon!
If you are looking for more polished-looking gift sets, look no further. Known for its premium French desserts, Lachér Patisserie has established itself as a high-end bakehouse. Gift your family and loved ones “A Year of Growth” (RM255) that comes with an exquisite box of three cookie sets—Pineapple Tarts Set, Sablé Cookies Set and Shortbread Sandwich Cookies Set. You may purchase the cookie sets individually. The Sablé Cookies Set contains three flavours—Valrhona Guanaja Pecan, French Butter, and Earl Grey. The Shortbread Sandwich Set, on the other hand, comes with Dark Chocolate, Black Sesame, and Matcha flavours.
Purchase them here!
Milky Way Shop
You know how serious they are in making biscuits by looking at their catalogue of a whopping 144 biscuits listed under their CNY category! From the traditional pineapple roll and ngaku chips to the seemingly modern golden pumpkin cracker and spicy potato, there’s definitely a flavour that would suit your taste buds. To go with this Dragon Year, perhaps some dragon cookies might be apt, haha!
Get your hands on your CNY cookies before they run out at their brick-and-mortar store here!
📍Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
You may also browse their selections online here.
If delectable matcha and dark chocolate-flavoured biscuits are your cup of tea, do check out Sisbake’s selection! This small kitchen run from home only makes butter cookies of three flavours—Butter, Matcha, and Dark Chocolate. I’ve not tried it myself (yet!), but people who recommended them to me swear they are the best! Be careful! Once you start a bite of them, there might not be any left for the guests!
Get a box from their Instagram here.
Machino x Behati
There are many local online and offline shops with interesting selections for CNY fits this year.
For the occasion, Behati teamed up with Machino to bring you CNY fits and footwear. Machino puts forward four designs featuring Chinese Knots on both flats and heels. There’s black, white, light denim, and dark denim to choose from. What’s interesting is that you can tread a string to the back of the shoe all the way up your calves to create another design.
To match, Behati released a series of “Dynasty” pieces that scream haute couture. The collection adds a twist of contemporary style to traditional cheongsam and samfu with its exaggerated floral design and challenges the boundaries of a typical cheongsam length.
Having so many online shops popping up on my Instagram, there were quite a few that caught my eye. Here are some!
Did you see any outfit that you would like to try? Head over quickly to grab them, as most are flying off the shelves! Who knows? We might be releasing a collection before CNY too, so watch this space! ;)
Counting down to put on our best fits and munch tidbits! Happy "Loong" Year 2024!
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