A Chinese New Year Must Have: Nian Gao 年糕
Nian Gao or glutinous rice sticky cake is a cake everyone must have during Chinese New Year as it symbolises prosperity and good luck. This sweet and sticky rice cake is readily available only once a year during the Chinese New Year season. However the nian gao can be kept, cut and then stored in the freezer for up to a year. The lunar new year may be over but it is never too late to enjoy the yummy and sweet nian gao (glutinous rice cake or chinese new year cake) which is usually steamed or fried.
Crispy Fried Nian Gao Sandwiches with Taro & Sweet Potato
Fried Nian Gao fritters is a crispy, sweet, delicious and most popular snack enjoyed especially during or right after Chinese New Year. These Fried Nian Gao can be fried by itself or more often than not, fried with slices of taro and sweet potato sandwiched between the Nian Gao. Simply dip the sandwiched nian gao in a crispy batter, then carefully dip into hot oil and deep fry to golden brown perfection. Sesame seeds are added in this batter for extra crunch and texture. And it’s a great way to use up leftover or hardened nian gao from the Chinese New Year too.
As always, ENJOY!