Recipes - Chinese

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)


Nian Gao is a popular dessert eaten during Chinese Lunar New Year. This sweet and sticky cake symbolises progress, advancement and growth. The chewy, gummy consistency of the Nian Gao is said to make luck ‘stick' to you!
Cooking Time: 30mins - 60mins
Serves:3 to 4
Total time: 60mins - 120mins
Course: Snack
Cook Method: Steam
Cuisine: Chinese









Ingredients:

2 cups of glutinous rice flour
2 cups of water
1½ cups of castor sugar
½ cups of black or brown sugar




Steps:
  1. Get the steamer ready, put water and bring to boil under high heat.
  2. Put a cellophane plastic sheet on a 15cm bamboo basket or plastic container.
  3. Mix sugar, water and flour together to form thick syrup. Then, pour the syrup in a big mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour, and stir until as well combined.
  4. Sift the flour mixture into the wooden basket and cover the container with aluminium foil. Steam in the steamer for 1-2 hrs or until the rice cake is set.
    Note: The rice cake can be sticky when hot. Serve after it hardens in the room temperature.

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

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Nian Gao is a popular dessert eaten during Chinese Lunar New Year. This sweet and sticky cake symbolises progress, advancement and growth. The chewy, gummy consistency of the Nian Gao is said to make luck ‘stick' to you!

Cooking Time: 30mins - 60mins
Serves: 3 to 4
Total time: 60mins - 120mins
Course: Snack
Cook Method: Steam
Cuisine: Chinese
Ingredients

2 cups of glutinous rice flour
2 cups of water
1½ cups of castor sugar
½ cups of black or brown sugar

Instructions
  1. Get the steamer ready, put water and bring to boil under high heat.
  2. Put a cellophane plastic sheet on a 15cm bamboo basket or plastic container.
  3. Mix sugar, water and flour together to form thick syrup. Then, pour the syrup in a big mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour, and stir until as well combined.
  4. Sift the flour mixture into the wooden basket and cover the container with aluminium foil. Steam in the steamer for 1-2 hrs or until the rice cake is set.
    Note: The rice cake can be sticky when hot. Serve after it hardens in the room temperature.

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