Pineapple tarts are just one of the many pastries well-loved by Singaporeans when it comes to celebrating festive occasions, be it the Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa or Deepavali. These tarts are made of butter, egg and flour and filled with pineapple jam. For the Chinese, the tart symbolises the arrival of prosperity: ông lâi in dialect refers to the pineapple, which is also the homonym of ‘旺来’, or ‘prosperity is coming’. This symbolism is undoubtedly most apt for welcoming the new year.
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