Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coconut Milk New Year Cake

Coconut Milk New Year Cake, 椰汁年糕 from 華麗園, 
a shop in HK famous for these kind of New Year Cakes

The Sister-in-law sent one of these to us for the New Year. A very nice Singaporean colleague of hers who was coming home for the New Year brought it all the way from Hong Kong to our home in Singapore for us.

To me, the Hong Kong Lunar New Year snacks are very different. They relish Yam Cake, Carrot Cake, Water Chestnut Cakes as so on for the new year, whilst in Singapore, we like Bak Kwa (Barbecue Pork), Kueh Bualu, Pineapple Tarts, Love Letters and mostly melt-in-your-mouth type of cookies.

But 年糕, or New Year Cake, which is actually glutinous rice cake, is something we have in common.

I like new my New Year Cake thinly sliced and then pan-fried with the teeniest bit of oil. Better yet, coated with a thin layer of eggs or a light batter of eggs and flour, and then pan-fried.

椰汁年糕, or Coconut Milk New Year Cake, I've never had before. It looks prettier than normal New Year Cake (is white) and smells heavenly (is the coconut).

The instructions inside the box says to cook it the same way as normal New Year Cake.

This makes a really good Spring Festival gift. So the next time you go Hong Kong in Jan or Feb,  buy a few boxes back for your family and friends.

Address: 銅鑼灣富明街2-6號寶明大廈地下
Tel: +852-25766335


Blur Ting said...

Must be tasty!

petunialee said...

I really think you should use your skills in sourcing for these special and yummy foodstuffs. Start a business where you stock these foods for the discerning tastebuds.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Petunia.. I hope so too actually.. :)

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