A delicious recipe perfect for any occasion!
If any of you have been to a Chinese restaurant, you have most likely seen this Wonton dish. It’s delicious! Often it is served in the form of a soup, with some vegetables and or noodles also in the broth. There are many ways to cook wonton, and there are also many fillings you can use. Here, I will show you my favourite fillings, and I choose these because of the flavours and texture sensations you get.
Almond Cookies! These little cookies are very popular at Chinese New Year and are often make in preparation for receiving family and friends over the New Year Celebrations. Offered with a nice cup of Chinese Tea, these cookies sure are popular!
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How to make Chinese New Year Cake – Nin Gao
Chinese New Year cake, or Nin Gao (pronounced ‘Neen go’) is eaten at Chinese New Year of course! It has always been a favourite with my family when growing up as a child, quick and easy to make, and super tasty. If you haven’t tried it before, I think the texture will be something new to you. It’s a cake that is made a few days leading up to Chinese New Year, and then it can be stored in the fridge and eaten as and when you get the desire. It is usually cut into slices about 1cm thick, coated in beaten egg and then lightly fried until soft. Once cooked in egg, this is where you may get an unusual texture sensation. First you get a crispy, crunchy texture from the egg coating the cake, then you get a sweet chewy, almost toffee texture once you start chewing. It’s a bit like eating chewing gum, only the cake breaks down in your mouth whereas chewing gum does not.
Admittedly, it is not for anyone on a diet! There is a lot of sugar, and the use of glutinous rice flour also contributes to the calories, but as a celebration cake to be eaten once a year, I think indulgence is ok!
A great side or main dish, make from fresh or use up your leftovers! Always tasty and real easy to make.
Garlic Fried Rice! This is a great dish to serve any time. It’s simple, quick to make and of course goes great with other Cantonese dishes, such as stir fry’s or have like I do with my Chinese Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings. I love to eat this rice! You can use left over rice or make from fresh, whichever is convenient for you.
See the recipe here