Nian Gao ??


by: Anncoo

Nian Gao, Year Cake or Chinese New Year's cake is a food prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese Cuisine. It is considered good luck to eat Nian Gao during Chinese New Year because 'Nian Gao' is a homonym for 'higher year'. The Chinese word‘ ?’(nian), meaning 'sticky', is identical in sound to ?,meaning 'year' and the word ‘?’(gao)?meaning 'cake' is identical in sound to?,meaning 'high'. As such eating nian gao has the symbolism of raising oneself in each year year(????nian nian gao sheng).


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serves: 3-4

1/2 piece Nian Gao (sticky rice cake)

250g White grated coconut

pinch of salt

Nutrition Facts
Nian Gao ??

Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount per Serving

Calories: 301

  • Total Fat: 28 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 24.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 496.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  •     Sugars: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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1.  Pour white grated coconut on baking tray with a little bit of salt.

2.  Cut nian gao into small slices and lay over it. Steam at high heat for 5-6 mins.

3.  Let the nian gao to rest for a few minutes as the nian gao is very sticky after steaming.

4.  Coat nian gao evenly with a pair of chopsticks and serve.

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