In time for the coming year of the Metal Ox, Hong Kong-based Kee Wah Bakery brings its 83-year-old heritage to the Philippines.
Founded in 1938, this global brand still touts its humble beginnings as a family-owned neighborhood grocery store on Shanghai Street in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei area. It also continues to focus on what it has always done best—traditional Hong Kong pastries loved by generations, made with quality ingredients, no preservatives, and using original recipes, some dating back to 1941.
For the lunar new year celebrations in the Philippines, the brand is bringing in its limited-edition Chinese New Year Rice Pudding—a specialty that uses a recipe passed on from the founder’s mother. In Chinese tradition, eating glutinous rice pudding symbolizes “getting higher year by year.”
Available in round and rectangular shapes, the Chinese New Year Rice Pudding comes in five variants: Original, Low Sugar, Coconut Milk, Almond Juice, and Red Dates, with prices ranging from P895 to P1,250.
Kee Wah Bakery is also offering its Assorted Snacks Gift Box (plus a Deluxe version) for the occasion, filled with different biscuits and snacks. This harks back to the “tray of togetherness,” a tradition of preparing assorted candies in a round tray shared with family and guests as a chance for them to choose their blessings and fortune.
Available in specially designed red CNY tins, the Assorted Snacks Gift Box goes for P1,200, and the Deluxe version for P2,100.
Especially for kids and animal lovers, Kee Wah Bakery Panda Cookies are bestsellers made with bittersweet cocoa, shaped into adorable black-and-white panda-shaped treats. Just for Chinese New Year, the Panda Cookies come in a choice of two panda-inspired CNY gift packaging, both priced at P895.
Kee Wah Bakery’s Almond Biscuits are beloved for their crisp texture and subtle nutty flavor. It is the brand’s classic product and is as classic as they come, simply baked with mung bean flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and sprinkled with almonds. They come in packs of 8 and 16, priced at P350 and P550 respectively.
Kee Wah Phoenix Rolls are savory biscuits with delicate buttery layers that ensconce fillings like Pork Floss, Sesame and Desiccated Coconut, Pork Floss and Seaweed. They are priced at P195 for a pack of 6 and P395 for a pack of 11.
Kee Wah Premium Butter Cookies are all about crunchy, buttery comfort, with variants that cover all our favorites: Butter Cookies with Cashew, Coffee Cookies with Cashew, Butter Cookies with Cranberry, and Chocolate Cookies with Sliced Almonds. Each variant is sold for P300 for a pack of 12.
The origins of the Kee Wah Flavored Eggrolls go all the way back to 7th century Tang Dynasty. These rolled up crepes are baked and filled with Butter, Coconut, Seaweed, Coffee, Black Sesame, and Ginger. Each flavor comes in a gift tin priced at P900, as well as in a tin of assorted flavors for P850.
Kee Wah brought the famous Taiwanese shortcakes to Hong Kong with its Kee Wah Fruit Shortcake Gift Boxes. Sweet, soft and spongy, these cakes hide a variety of fruity flavors inside: the famous Pineapple, Pineapple with Walnuts, Mango, and Honeydew Melon. They come in colorfully illustrated tins, priced at P395 for 4 pieces, P850 for 9 pieces, and P1,050 for 12 pieces.
Another way to enjoy the Chinese New Year is with sweet, soft, and chewy Nougats filled with premium almonds and available in Nougat, Nougat with Almond and Coffee, Nougat with Almond and Mango, and Nougat with Almond and Cranberry. They come in 14-piece packs, priced at P450.
For those who love to munch, Kee Wah offers tasty, nutty Candies in three flavors: Crunchy Peanut Candy, Pumpkin Crunchy Candy, and Crunchy Dark Brown Sugar Almond Candy, priced at P395 and P550 respectively.
Kee Wah Crispy Egg Floss is a familiar Chinese fried treat, made more distinct with its light red bean curd and sesame flavorings, available for P395 per pack.
On the savory side, Kee Wah brings in its highly prized Premium Betty’s XO Sauce, made with conpoy, dried Chinese ham, dried shrimps and shrimp roe, plus other secret ingredients for an extra savory flavor boost to one’s dishes. The 170-gram bottle costs P1,495.
Kee Wah also offers traditional Chinese tea as a perfect complement to its biscuits, rolls, and cookies. Light and refreshing, Kee Wah Premium Chinese Tea comes in Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong, and Jasmine flavors, as well as special blends like Po Li Tea and Ti Kuan Yi. All variants are available in looseleaf tea bags priced at P700 for 12 bags, and in tins with prices ranging from P550 to P880.
Kee Wah products can be found at the ground level of The Podium Mall until February 14, 2021. They can also be purchased through Pickaroo, Lazada Official Store, Shopee Official Store, Metromart, and GrabMart. Visit https://keewahproductsphilippines.com, Hong Kong KeeWah Products Philippines on Facebook, and @hongkongkeewahproductsph on Instagram for more information, or call 0968 228 8530.