Nian Gao (Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake)

It Nian Gao, or sticky rice cake, a must to have this in the house every Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year. It is a really sticky rice cake, that is supposedly supposed to make the mouths of the Gods/Deities stick together so they cannot bad mouth you in the near year. Best to line your bowl with banana leaves for the best flavour! Make this Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake anytime you like, or for new year, as a symbol of a new start!

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Ji Dan Gao, Steamed Egg Sponge Cake

And so after the small success I had with the huat kueh, I decided to try the traditional steamed egg sponge cake I used to love when I was younger, that was before I acquired the savory tooth. Haha. update 1: I geniusly forgot to draw the cross, I opened the lid of the steamer to […]

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Huat Kuay

And so, I am home sick, but was craving for something sweet (for once in my life). I’m more of a savory person actually. Thought of eating the CNY goodie, Huat Kueh. Huat, meaning prosperity. Its more often seen during Chinese prayers on the 9th night of Chinese New Year.  Here’s my 2nd attempt this morning, […]

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