How to cook Tikoy or Chinese New Year's cake

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! or in other words "Happy Chinese New Year!" This is the year of the Wooden or Goat to be celebrated this coming February 19,2015 (Thursday). 

Here's a little trivia for you guys: Tikoy is actually hokkien word which is "ti kuih" but the real word for it is "Nian Gao" which means Chinese New Year's cake or Sweet Rice Cake.  It is said that good fortune will come to those who eat the Tikoy during the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated all over the world. In China, these sweet rice cakes also get eaten during the "Duanwu Festival" or as we call it the Dragon Boat Festival

There are many traditional in cooking Tikoy like steaming or fried, but here in the Philippines, we all like it fried. 

How to cook Tikoy:


1. 1 Box of Tikoy which you can buy any Eng Bee Tin Store branch. There are package ones, so you can save us more.  If you want cheaper ones, you can find in the heart of Chinatown, Binondo. 

2. Eggs - 3 to 4, this will be depend on the quantity of Tikoy you will served. This will served as the coating for the fried Tikoy.

3. Vegetable oil for cooking


1. Beat the eggs in a medium size bowl and put it aside.

2. Peel the plastic of the Tikoy and on a cutting board, cut the Tikoy in any shape you want. Usually, these are cut into square or rectangular shape for easy cooking.

3. Dipped the cut pieces on the egg in the medium bowl.

4. Fried the dipped pieces on a frying pan in medium heat. After just two minutes or until golden brown, remove from the pan and drain it on paper towels. 

5. Served it with Hot Tea or you preferred drink. Enjoy!

It is easy to cook so the whole family can enjoy making these. Another Trivia: do you know that the stickier the Tikoy is the stronger the family bond relationship will be. I hope you enjoy this recipe there will be more coming. (Photos will be uploaded after the Chinese New Year)

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!!

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