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tikoy for good luck

desserts, Chinese food, food musings

One of the most famous food staple this time of year is Nian gao, or what we fondly calls tikoy. This glutinous rice cake is believed to bring luck, especially when eaten during the Chinese New Year. I remember when I was a little girl, my father would normally come home with a couple of boxes of these whenever Chinese New Year was approaching. My mother would fry them with egg and they make for perfect late afternoon snack. Now tikoy comes in different delicious flavors apart from the plain ones that we used to know.

desserts, Chinese food, food musingsI was not lucky to receive a tikoy for this year, though, but I am planning to get me a box on my next trip to the grocers so that I can cook and serve some at home. All these tikoy photos on my Facebook timeline is making me miss its gooey taste all the more and I must satisfy that craving soon. Chinese or not, we all love tikoy, right?

The photos are taken during our trip to Binondo during the Chinese New Year Celebration last year. We saw these boxes upon boxes of tikoys being sold by one of the local shops there, I just had to take a quick snap. Good thing the little man was also very game to pose beside the red boxes.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Early Christmas Gifts From Regent

I was really psyched when I got this email from Regent Foods acknowledging my post about their Fruits-N-Creme product. As their way of saying thank you for it, they told me they would be sending me a package containing samples of their products and that I watch out for it in the mail. Guess what? I just received the package yesterday!

The bag of goodies include a pack of my new favorite Mochi {they are simply gooey and yummy and those who love the Pinoy kakanin will definitely fall in love with these, too!}, a pack each of Yasai and Ikasen, and a bag of their own version of Belgian Waffles. I have not tried the Belgian Waffles before so I was looking forward to giving it a bite. It tastes even better after I ate it with Cookie Butter and Strawberry Jam, really tastes like a real Belgian Waffle.

Thank you so much Regent Foods for this early Christmas gift! ^_^