I am so excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with my favourite supermarket and that’s nonetheless; NTUC FairPrice. Counting down to less than 2 weeks to Lunar New Year! Are you ready yet? This year, NTUC Fairprice return with a wide range of traditional as well as new and unique products enough to gear us ready to usher in the Year of Goat with abundance! ♡
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As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, customers who spend a minimum of $30 in one receipt will qualify for the FairPrice Fortune Draw with attractive prices to be won! How exciting is that!
FairPrice Fortune Draw (8 January to 11 March 2015)
Spend a minimum of $30 in one receipt to qualify in the FairPrice Fortune Draw and win prizes including $100,000 worth of FairPrice Gift Vouchers!
- 10 x Grand Prize: S$5,000 and 1 year’s worth of groceries
- 100 x Consolation Prize: S$500
Double up your chances with OCBC Plus! Visa Cards
- X 2 chances if you use your OCBC Plus! Visa Card
Additionally, enjoy 5% off at everything at FairPrice, FairPrice Online and Unity when you charge a minimum of S$500 monthly (excluding all FairPrice, FairPrice Online and Unity purchases) to your OCBC Plus! Visa Card.
Hamper Ordering and Availability
You should place any hamper order by 10 February 2015 (Take note: 3 days of processing needed excluding day of order, Saturday and Sunday)
For deli items, do order 3 days in advance with the ordering forms available in stores or at Deli Order Counters from 8 January to 12 February 2015; collection period from 9 to 18 February 2015.
Take note: Availability of certain items varies from store to store, whilst stocks last.
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Shopping at NTUC FairPrice during this festive season warms my heart as I rekindle my yearly family affair shopping around with my parents for our Lunar New Year goodies! From those crispy love letters, flavorful pineapple tarts and tidbits! As a kid, I used to rush to the candies shelve first when we reach the entrance of NTUC FairPrice. My sister and I would go about grabbing our favourite candies and my pick will be the milky and creamy White Rabbit Sweets! Don’t you miss peeling the “wax paper” around it? It would be a great pick for your guests to indulge during their CNY visiting!
For every Lunar New Year, we enjoy inviting relatives and friends over to our place to play some card games, chit-chatting and eating together. My family love gatherings most. Simple time of togetherness is so precious and joyful. Even preparing the food on the table seems pleasant and fun as everyone plays a role from getting the plates, washing, cooking and serving! During Lunar New Year, how could one miss out sumptuous food?!
In Singapore, the festive season will not be complete without “Pen Cai” (盆菜) also known as “poon choy” in Cantonese or “Big Bowl Feast”. This festive dish symbolises prosperity and abundance! With my favourite pick – Skylight Imperial Banquet Abalone Treasure Pot! Everything in a pot, heat and serve! I love putting in extra scallops, abalones and mushrooms! This dish is so easy to prepare and super delicious!
I LOVE STEAMBOAT! This list of products below are my usual buys as I am a huge fan of steamboat! Basically, I love everything in soup be it clear chicken or tomyam broth. Getting excited for reunion dinner already! I look forward to my Shrimp Wantons, Okaido Premium Scallops, Fresh Prawns & Fish and Frozen Pork Collar Shabu Shabu!
Wonder why steamboat is an ideal meal for CNY?
- First, it is so easy to prepare! Hence anyone can host a fail-proof, yummy meal.
- A steamboat can serve a few people (e.g. 2) or as many people (like 20) as you like simply by adjusting the quantity of ingredients.
- You can do steamboat again over the next 1-2 days with the leftovers, especially useful when many eating places, markets and shops are closed during the first few days of CNY.
- You get to sit around the table for a long time as you cook your own food, hence promoting interaction and bonding.
- It’s a healthy meal, as you are enjoying the food which has been briefly cooked in hot broth. The food is not greasy at all.
For more steamboat information: Read here.
Not forgetting the most important part of Lunar New Year is the Prosperity Toss also known as “Lo Hei” is a Teochew-style raw fish salad which usually consists of strips of raw, shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. Today, Lo Hei is a common practice during Chinese New Year in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Let’s all HUAT!
Shopping at the nearest NTUC FairPrice brings more joy as compared to clothes shopping. Serious! I love nourishing and indulging in good food and I believe NTUC FairPrice is my best provider for a great range and fresh food supplies at affordable prices. Strategically located in every part of Singapore, making groceries shopping a happier and convenient experience for all! ♡