How crazy are we about food? Ask these designers who have been making deliciously realistic replicas of traditional Chinese “small eats”. Why make dim sum necklaces and candles when you could eat them? Perhaps it’s because we don’t get to eat them all the time. Perhaps foodies need more har gows (shrimp dumplings! Yes!) than he/she could eat. Just looking at them provides instant gratification!
Don’t take our word for it. Give the gift of these favorite traditional snacks that foodies will want to eat/use/wear too.
? Har Gow Candles from Be Candle
Har gow is always the first thing we order at a dim sum place. Look at that juicy shrimp inside of the springy wrapper—oh! Let’s go get dim sum! Oh wait, Be Candle even have realistic wonton soup and shumai candles that are perfect as surprising white elephant gifts!
This 2D representation of the bolo yau (meaning pineapple-shaped bun with butter) is amazingly spot-on and appetizing. We can almost taste that yellow chunk of butter. The real HK gourmet foodie will make sure the bun’s hot and the butter’s cold, please! In the meantime, illustrator Wooooo has more Hong Kong gourmet and treats as gifts for foodies!
? Stinky Tofu Magnet from Fifille
The adorable replica of this Taiwanese iconic cuisine might trick many into thinking that stinky tofu does not stink. It does. Some of us really don’t miss that smell, but the fermented cabbage, carrots and hot sauce here are so precise that they make us homesick. Surprise those Taiwaness foodies with Fifille snack replica gifts!
The plum blossom cake is not as world-renowned but is also a snack with lores and traditions in China. The collection boasts local pride with Beijing snacks. We bet you’ve never tried ONEWEEK Shop’s traditional Beijing Snacks. Gift this to niche foodies and explore regional yummies of China!
? Dim Sum Brooch from Pentomime
Har gow and shumai: the iconic duo doesn’t need to be photorealistic to be desirable. This gift is for foodies who always wants dim sum for breakfast, not brunch, like they do in Hong Kong, thank you. Pentomime is based in Penang and Singapore, so let’s hope the great locations will keep feeding them more foodie inspirations!
What does the chef and the designer have in common? They both dedicate their craft to feeding our appetites for food, or in this case, shumai. Check out eggettes and other snack gifts at Shun Kee Soap Bakery.
Foodies! United, we are stronger. United by food, that is!
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