Quick! Order your Chinese New Year pig-themed dishes before it's too late!

Quick! Order your Chinese New Year pig-themed dishes before it's too late!

What better way to celebrate this year's reunion meal than with zodiac-themed food?

Whether you’re eating in or heading out with the family for reunion dinner, here are some Chinese New Year pig-themed dishes to order! Huat ah way to welcome the new year!

11 Chinese New Year pig themed foods to enjoy at home or in restaurants
1. Bread buns by Lazy Loaf
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These cute pig-shaped buns are made from Korean wheat flour with a Brazilian pork belly filling. The bread is also engraved with the characters for health (kang), wealth (fu) and happiness (le). Get these buns for SGD2.80 at Habitat by honestbee.

2. Piggy Bank dessert by SKAI – Swissotel The Stamford
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Image | SKAI – Swissotel The Stamford

If you’ve read our interview with Chef Koo Jee of SKAI, you’d know by now that the desserts they serve there are not just delicious but also Instagrammable. Just for this Chinese New Year, they are serving this very cute pig-themed dessert! The outer shell is made from strawberry chocolate, which can be lifted to reveal a golden mandarin ivory mousse. It also comes with tart kumquat marmalade and an osmanthus ice cream. The dish is available for $22++ at SKAI.

3. Chocolate piggy bank by Janice Wong
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Image | Janice Wong

A fun Chinese New Year pig-themed ornament to have on display is this chocolate piggy bank (S$33) by Janice Wong. With three designs to choose from, you can break it to share the wealth with friends and family at CNY.

4. Nian Gao piglets by Si Chuan Dou Hua 
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If you order from Si Chuan Dou Hua’s set menu this CNY, you can indulge in their piglet nian gaos! Each one is made with orange dough and coloured with pumpkin. These little delights are available at the UOB Plaza outlet.

5.  Salted Caramel Tarts by Peony Jade Restaurant
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Sold in a set of eight, these salted caramel chocolate Chinese New Year pig-shaped tarts are a show stopper. You can enjoy them dining in, or take them home. Just be aware you need to reserve with a three-day notice in advance!

6. Piggy yu sheng by Peony Jade Restaurant
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Aside for their delicious classics, one might decide to eat at Peony Jade Restaurant for their cute salted caramel tarts. But why not also order the pig yu sheng? Each serving offers a healthy portion of yellowtail sashimi, lobster, abalone, tobiko (fish eggs), jellyfish and Buddha’s hand, a citrus fruit with an odd shape.

7. Bread bun with filling by BreadTalk
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An affordable Chinese New Year pig-themed snack to have ready when you open house is BreadTalk’s pink bun. Filled with bak kwa, yam and mushroom, you can pick one up for S$2.20. Given how cute these buns are, we’re sure you’ll be popular with kids!

8. Chocolate piggy bank by Sweetspot, Marina Bay Sands
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Image | SweetSpot

If you’re really thinking of breaking the bank, you can splurge on SweetSpot’s Valrhona chocolate pig (S$78) ! Replete with various chocolate truffles, you also get a hammer to smash it open. And the wealth of chocolate ingots and coins will greet you!

9. Pig-shaped yu sheng by Hai Tien Lo
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Image | Hai Tien Lo

Another Chinese New Year pig-themed yu sheng on this list is on the menu of Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Hotel. This yu sheng comes with abalone, lobster, and scallops with gold and silver flakes.

10. Pineapple tarts by Paradise Group
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Continuing with the annual theme of making zodiac pineapple tarts, the Chinese New Year pig-shaped goodies come in a set of 18. Snag a box to offer your guests for S$29.80 from all Paradise outlets island-wide.

11. Suckling pig by db Bistro & Oyster Bar
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Image | db-bistro

While this isn’t the most creative item on the list, it certainly meets the criteria! db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud’s Chinese New Year special menu is running from 4th to 6th February. You can look forward to a crispy suckling pig stuffed with wild mushrooms, chilli garlic radish, bok choy and tender meat, with a side of spiced pork jus. It costs from S$44 per person and it’ll feed the hungry mouths of 8 to 10 people.

Written by

Vinnie Wong