Among the Chinese New Year snacks that have come on the market this year, the Spicy Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Root Chips ($36.15 a jar) from Goodwood Park Hotel are a standout for me.
Lotus root is an ingredient that carries auspicious meanings for the Chinese, with suggestions of unity and abundance. It is traditionally made into candied lotus root.
Goodwood Park's chips are a refreshing idea and very addictive. The thin slices are very crispy and the combination of salted egg yolk crumbs, chilli padi and curry leaves is irresistible.
It's a good thing the heat from the chilli stops me from eating too much at one go. Otherwise, I'd empty a jar easily in one sitting.
WHERE: The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
OPEN: 9am to 9pm daily
This article was first published on Jan 13, 2017.
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