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Sticky Tikoy for New Year’s Luck

food musings, desserts, food

The little man and I joined a Chinese New Year Walk in Binondo and got to witness all the festivities first-hand. The best part of the tour was when we get to taste authentic Chinese cuisine, {which I shall tell you all about in my next post} and shopped for yummy Chinese delicacies.

One of those Chinese goodness that is quite rampant in Chinatown this time of year are the sticky tikoys. They are believed to bring luck so they are normally served during Chinese New Year feasts. I remember back in the days when pops would always bring home a box or two of these sticky Chinese treat and mum would cut it into rectangle strips, coat them with egg and fry it and make a tasty snack for the family. One of the distinct tastes that remind me of my childhood.

I am not Chinese and neither do I celebrate the Chinese New Year, so no fancy gifts of patagonia women s los lobos jacket or anything from anyone, but I did get a surprise that day. A friend of mine, our tour guide, gifted me with a box of tikoy, which I am hoping to cook soon using mum’s technique. I wish it will taste as good. 🙂

Did you cook any sticky tikoy for Chinese New Year? How does it taste?

of food + music

“Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart.” ~ Gregory David Roberts

If there is one thing both food and music have in common, it has got to be that they both offer nourishment to our body. Food gives us all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that we need to do our day-to-day activities, not to mention the endless satisfaction while downing those mouth-watering dishes, whereas music functions much like fuel that keeps our hearts and souls going.

There’s no wonder why if you’d ask around, food and music will probably rate amongst the top things that most people enjoy. We love eating good food as much as we enjoy losing ourselves in the strings and strains that exceptional Roland spun to create a beautiful song.

Oh well, today is yet another day to enjoy the best of this worlds! Happy eating! ^_^

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