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Recipe: Tikoy/Nian Gao

Happy Chinese New Year!!! I know it’s a couple of days late but it’s better late than never. πŸ˜€

During the Chinese New Year here in the Philippines, it’s common for people to give Tikoy as a gift. It did not come as a surprise when my company gave everyone Tikoy!

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My mom is half-Chinese and she would always cook this recipe when we had Tikoy. This recipe is simple but I thought I’d still post it to get in touch with my 1/4Β Chinese roots.

All you have to do is slice the Tikoy in your preferred sizes and beat an egg. Dip the Tikoy in the egg mixture and fry it!

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That’s it! I love eating this snack because it has this unique taste. It’s sweet and filling. Do you prepare your Tikoy in another way? I’d love to know how. Honestly, this is the only way we know how, lol!



  1. I’m not sure what a tikoy is or what it is made of. Though, anything deep fried is delicious! ;p

    Since we are on the topic of cooking, say would you want to take part in Recipe Showdown with a selected ingredient? If you are interested, I’ll send you the link. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Ann! I think it’s glutinous rice? Something especially for Chinese/Lunar New Year. Don’t you have it in Singapore before?

      I’d love to join! But I’m going to have to read the rules/instructions first cause work is killing me!! ☺️

  2. I like the tikoy with peanut filling I usually buy in the palengke! But other than that, that’s basically how we cook tikoy over here as well. We’re part Chinese too (which isn’t surprising if you’re from the Philippines where everyone’s part something haha).

    • Maybe you have it in your Chinatown there? It’s rice glutinous cake or something hahaha it’s delicious!

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