Not many of us have the time or inclination to bake our own cookies for festive celebrations. Whenever a festive season comes round, we resort to ordering cookies from friends, relatives and of course from bakeries and confectionery shops. If you are thinking of the latter, then perhaps you have heard about Yong Sheng Confectionery.
Established since 1952 in a small town called Muar down south in Johor, Yong Sheng certainly has a good history in Chinese confectionery. They started off by making traditional confectionery like “wife cakes”, peanut brittles, mooncakes, wedding pastries, egg yolk tarts, pineapple pastries – in fact, all kinds of traditional Chinese pastries.
From Muar, Yong Sheng has now expanded to 13 branches under Yong Sheng Gift Shops which are located in Klang, Subang Jaya, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Skudai and Johor Bahru.
This Chinese New Year, Yong Sheng has come up with a good variety of cookies for the celebration. Their cookie tins are really lovely, in various colour themes and etched with beautiful graphics of kebaya-clad nyonyas in various poses. The nyonya theme reflects the traditional heritage of the cookies which are baked from nyonya recipes. These lovely tins of cookies are just perfect as gifts, don’t you think?
It may be difficult to pick your cookies from their wide selection but to help you narrow down the choices, here are their top 8 best-sellers:
Cashew Nut Cookies – my favourite
Almond Cookies (cane sugar-free) – love these, they are so addictive!
Green Peas Cookies
Carnival Pineapple Cookies – love the crumbly buttery pastry!
Macadamia Nut Cookies (my favourite, too)
Strawberries Almonds Cookies – another favourite!
Cranberries Pineapples Cookies – can’t really taste the cranberries though, so to me they tasted just like the Carnival Pineapple Cookies!
I like how the cookies are packed in tight re-sealable plastic bags inside the tins to ensure they remain crisp and tasty. For the sugar-intolerant, they also have some cookies which are cane sugar-free. Generally I find their cookies very fresh – the nutty ones are very crunchy and the good thing is, they are not overloaded with sugar.
Besides their 13 outlets, during this festive period, special Yong Sheng Kiosks have also been set up in major malls in the Klang Valley so you can easily get these lovely gifts for your loved ones. Currently they are running a promotion of selling 4 of these lovely tins of cookies for RM100.
For the latest updates, just click onto their Facebook Page here.
Their Service Hotline is 06-986-3362.
While most of their outlets are located in Johor and Melaka, there are 2 outlets in the Klang Valley, located at:
7 Jalan USJ 10/1E
UEP Subang Jaya
Lot KF-02, 1st Floor
No.2112, Km2 Jalan Meru
Check-out the whole range of their confectionery on their website: www.yongsheng.com.my