Monday, January 26, 2009

Pan Fried Nian Gao

This is the time of the year to enjoy snacks like Bak Kwa, Fried Nian Gao, Pineapple Tarts and many many other festive goodies. It is a yearly routine that we fry nian gao at home. It is a cake made from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine. It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time because "nian gao" is a homonym for "every year higher and higher." 年糕 - 年高 (Source: WIkipedia)

All you need:

300g Nian Gao (brown colour looking cake)
3 eggs
3/4 cup plain flour (sifted)
Some water

Dip cut pieces of nian gao in the egg batter (not too thick nor watery) and fry in hot oil. Serve with Chinese tea. If anyone has a better alternative recipe to what I have, pls feel free to share as mine may not be the best :)


Happy Homebaker said...

Hi, we used to have pan fried nian gao, but we hardly do that in recent years. Here's wishing you a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Missy said...

Tks for dropping by! It's actually quite easy to prepare and tasty too! :)

Have a happy Niu Year!

Aimei said...

Hi Missy,

I just returned from Genting and at their buffet dinner there, they served nian gao sandwiched between two pieces of yam, dipped in a batter and deep fried.

I like yam so i quite like it except that their batter was too thick and I think it could be thinner cos' it's deep fried. :)

Missy said...

Yes i know what you mean. My mom used to fry it with yam slices.... also another alternative, but i prefer to eat the nian gao on its own :)

hope u had a good trip!

youfei said...

Hi Missy,

Just came across your blog when i was browsing HHB's blog.

I used to have pan fried nian gao too, but not anymore in the recent years. But i still rmb the sweet,sticky and really fragrant snack=) yum!

Would you mind if I link you up at my blog?


Missy said...

Hey You Fei. tks for dropping by... sure by all means pls link me up to ur blog. its a good thing! :)

Have a great new year.

haze said...

hey hey!

was looking for a fried nian gao recipe and found your page.

my grandma used to panfry nian gao with an egg batter. but now that i'm not at home any more, am missing it and wanna make some so that it feels like new year!

thanks for the recipe :) and happy cny!

Missy said...

tks tks for dropping by hope it will be as tasty as ur grandma's!