23 Dec 2015
1. Kiam Kiam Karamel
$9 per 70g; $16 per 150g, Crunchie Brownie
This online business specialises in crunchy, cookie-like brownies: slivers of the treat are baked to a crisp, which owner and freelance online editor Suzanne Sng tells us were inspired by an addictive brownie snack from the US that she had tried. The hand-made brownies come in three flavours with very Singaporean names, like Kiam Kiam Karamel and Wahlau Walnut. “Our slogan is ‘Jialat! Cannot stop!” quips Suzanne.
The Kiam Kiam Karamel (the best of the three flavours offered) is quite addictive: sweet chocolate and caramel crisps balanced with sea salt and coffee powder.
Online orders temporarily full. Available at Naiise outlets including #02-02/24 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, S238858. www.facebook.com/crunchiebrownie
23 Dec 2015
2. Peater Cookies
$14 per box of 36 cookies, Green Pea Cookies
Think of this super yummy treat as the green pea version of the Chinese New Year peanut cookie. Each fragrant munchkin is crisp and melts in the mouth with a toasty, savoury-sweet flourish. They’re loaded with peas that the owners personally roast, as well as organic flour and sugar. The young bosses of this year-old label are friends who studied in the US. They decided to sell pea cookies when their family brought over pea cookies from Singapore while visiting and the tidbit caught on with their American friends. The cookies are housed in a neat cardboard box with a plastic clip for storing leftovers, and cute cartoon pea characters adorn the boxes. There’s Peater, the brand’s green pea cookie mascot, and Penelopea, a dried cranberry-studded version available from Dec 15. We like.
Order online at www.greenpeacookie.com.sg
23 Dec 2015
3. Sambal Hijau and Cilicuka Super Hot
$9.95 and $11.95 respectively per 240ml jar, Shermay’s Singapore Fine Food
After shuttering her Shermay’s Cooking School to focus on her range of condiments, cookbook author Shermay Lee recently rolled out these two new flavours of chilli. The Sambal Hijau (hijau means ‘green’ in Malay) is a blend of green chilli, lime, shallot and dried shrimp. It goes great with earthy emping crackers (top up $2.95 for a packet of emping or prawn crackers), but if your giftee prefers things really fiery, go for the Cilicuka Super Hot with chilli padi and garlic. The jar label cautions, “So hiam (spicy) until your tongue boh power!” You have been warned.
Order online at www.shermay.com or call 6479-8442. Also available at Tangs Orchard and The Providore.