Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! It's officially the Year of the Water Snake and just like the past Chinese new years, I always looked up for my Chinese Horoscope and the predictions of Feng Shui experts. Hehehehe.
Cool! Google is celebrating CNY with the game Snakes :)

I bought last Thursday a Nian Gao (tikoy) from Eng Bee Tin. It's a 4-in-one package in small sizes of tikoy (glutinous rice cake) with flavors such as Ube, Pandan, Sweet Corn and Strawberry.

Php 280 for 4  pcs .of  Nian Gao
Colorful Tikoys
From Wikipedia - Niángāo, Year cake or Chinese New Year's cake is a food prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine. While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year. It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time, because "nian gao" is a homonym for "higher year." The Chinese word 粘 (nián), meaning "sticky", is identical in sound to 年, meaning "year", and the word 糕 (gāo), meaning "cake" is identical in sound to 高, meaning "high or tall". As such, eating nian gao has the symbolism of raising oneself taller in each coming year (年年高升 niánnián gāoshēng). Also known as rice cake. This sticky sweet snack was believed to be an offering to the Kitchen God, with the aim that his mouth will be stuck with the sticky cake, so that he can't badmouth the human's family to the God of all Gods (Yu Huang Da Di).

If only I knew this piece of information, I should eat tikoy every Chinese New Year and maybe I'm 2-3 inches taller compared now. Hahahaha!

Let's start the luck right now. Maaaa....can we start frying the ube tikoy now and served it for breakfast???
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