Monday, February 16, 2009


During the CNY festival, I was presented with a piece of Nian Gao (glutinous rice cake) by my s.i.l. It was left idle and forgotten in the fridge. Last weekend, my wife decided to cook it for our Sunday tea time snack. First she cuts the glutinous rice cake into squares then sandwiched a piece of yam (taro) and sweet potato on each side.The whole combination was then dipped into a light batter of wheat flour and egg mix, deep fried under a low flame, until it turns golden brown.

Steamed Nian Gao (glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake for the CNY festival. It is make by mixing sugar, water with glutinous rice flour, then place it into a Banana leaves lined container and steamed until it is cooked. Legend has it that the higher the cake rises, the better the New Year.

Golden browned deep fried Nian Gao (glutinous rice cake)-the triple layers of colors, sweetest plus a crispy crust was a real comfort!


Anonymous said...

wow, mouth watering, I love the frid Nian Gao with yam and sweet potato...superb!

EatTravelEat said...

Simply mouthwatering! The layers are very beautiful and one look at the crispy outside, I know this will taste awesome!