Nothing like Tikoy to welcome the Chinese New Year. Though it's available throughout the year, Tikoy (or Nian Gao), a sweet, sticky rice cake made from glutinous rice, seems to be a lot better and special during the Chinese New Year.
Simply slice the sticky rice cake into thin strips, dip in egg, and fry in a little butter. The slightly crisp outer layers contrast nicely with the soft and chewy middle portion.
Sweet, and very filling, best with some hot tea.
Here's to the year of the Water Dragon.
For Tikoy and other traditional Chinese treats, visit DEC'S Chinese Deli at Wilson Street in Greenhills.
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