'Nian gao' means sticky cake or Chinese New Year's sticky cake is a popular dessert during this festive season, although we can have it all round year. We, Chinese believe by eating this cake will bring luck and raising oneself taller in each coming year. Hmmm....all I know is if I eat too much, my gastric buddy will come to wish me Happy Chinese New Year..heheheheheh
To make this steamed nian gao, one must have this cake and grated coconut. Banana leaf is optional. I thought it will give a better fragrance during the steaming process.
1) Nian Gao
2) Grated Coconut
Cut them into small slices or size you desire.
Lay them over the grated coconut . Steam at high heat for 5-6 mins
I over steamed the first plate and became very soft and hard to manage. Blame the sleepy eyes. Nevertheless, I still can shape into small balls and coated them completely with grated coconut.
Little gooey balls....
To achieve a better mouth and nose sensation, I place it in the oven and lightly toasted them.
Although I would love to have deep fried nian gao, but steaming them also another good option for I prefer the cake to be soft and gooey. Gentle to the throat.
Now, I can offer to the Kitchen God so that his mouth will be stuck with the sticky nian gao, and he can't badmouth our families to the God of All Gods..Hhehehehehhe
Wishing all my readers to have a PROSPEROUS AND HEALHTY CHINESE NEW YEAR...Huat arr!
I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover