Don’t know what to do with your leftover CNY Nian Gao (Kuih Bakul)? Try this recipe. It’s crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, with a slight sweet aftertaste. Definitely a good snack to nibble on during Chinese New Year!
Nian Gao is a sweet glutinous sticky rice cake that is a must-have during new year. Like how most CNY food carries auspicious meanings; Nian Gao signifies progress, advancement, growth, and a promise for a better year ahead. Try making this Fried Nian Gao sandwich with us this year, in hope for a prosperous and ever-growing New Year!
Servings: 2-3 person
Time: 15 mins
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Powdered Sugar or a drizzle of Condensed Milk, if desired.
- Slice off the bread crust.
- Slice the Nian Gao (Kuih Bakul) into 1 cm thick.
- Place a piece Nian Gao (Kuih Bakul) over the bread. Brush the egg mixture onto all 4 sides of the bread and overlap with another slice of bread. Press down softly on all 4 sides so that the Nian Gao filling is secure between two slices of bread, just like a ravioli!
- In a pot over medium heat, add enough oil to come halfway up the sides. Deep fry at 160 °C until golden brown and crisp. Set aside.
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar or drizzle some condensed milk over the sandwich, according to your preference. Serve it with tea!
*Extra tips for leftover ingredients:
- Mix the leftover egg mixture with 1 tbsp of sugar.
- Soak the leftover bread crust in the mixture.
- Deep fry the leftover bread crust.