Tikoy is a sticky steamed rice cake which is normally eaten in the Philippines when Chinese New Year is celebrated. This Chinese tradition was adopted by Filipinos for many years. It is believed that Tikoy is a sign of good luck. It is also called year cake or Chinese New Year's cake prepared traditionally using glutinous rice.
Tikoy can be eaten raw (right after steaming) but it is usually cooked - sliced, coated/dipped in beaten egg then fried. Now, that we have the recipe, we don't have to wait every Chinese New Year to get the taste of this lucky steamed rice cake. Delicious and easy to make.
You just need 3 ingredients. Yes, you read it right. 3 ingredients, namely glutinous rice flour, sugar and water. Sugar can be adjusted according to your preference. Just combine them together and whisk until sugar and flour are dissolved.
Steam for an hour. Just make sure to cover with cheesecloth or clean cut-out white shirt to avoid water drips.
When cooled, cover with a food wrap and refrigerate overnight before dipping into a beaten egg and frying.
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