Fried Nian Gao

Chinese New Year
Sides/Snacks

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Cook Time:

Servings:

3-4 pax

What better way to finish off your Lunar New Year meals with a sweet-savoury Fried Nian Gao?

Think crispy, caramelised exterior and soft, mochi-like Nian Gao within. Even the pickiest of eaters would love this sweet, chewy, glutinous rice cake dish.

Taste the sweetness of the gooey, homemade Nian Gao balanced out by the more earthy taste of sweet potato and yam by following our recipe and creating your very own Fried Nian Gao in your kitchen.

Ingredients

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Coconut sugar
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Coconut sugar
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Water
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Water
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Glutinous rice flour
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Glutinous rice flour
Banana leaves
Banana leaves
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Yam
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Yam
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Sweet Potato (Orange)
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Sweet Potato (Orange)
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Rice flour
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Rice flour
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Plain flour
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Plain flour
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tsp
Salt
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Salt
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Soda
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Soda
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tbsp
Sesame seeds
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tbsp
Sesame seeds

Steps

1

In a saucepan add coconut sugar and water. Heat over medium low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool until room temperature
In a saucepan add coconut sugar and water. Heat over medium low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool until room temperature
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2

In a large mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour and slowly add sugar syrup while mixing. Mix until smooth
In a large mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour and slowly add sugar syrup while mixing. Mix until smooth
Mark as completed

3

Line a baking tin with banana leaves and strain mixture into tin
Line a baking tin with banana leaves and strain mixture into tin
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5

Steam Nian Gao for about an hour
Steam Nian Gao for about an hour
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6

Remove from the steamer and leave to rest to room temperature. Refrigerate overnight
Remove from the steamer and leave to rest to room temperature. Refrigerate overnight
Mark as completed

7

The next day, slice Nian Gao into rectangles. Slice yam and sweet potatoes into similar sized rectangles.
The next day, slice Nian Gao into rectangles. Slice yam and sweet potatoes into similar sized rectangles.
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8

Stack yam, Nian gao and sweet potato slices into a sandwich
Stack yam, Nian gao and sweet potato slices into a sandwich
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9

In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, plain flour salt and mix evenly. Add soda and stir until just mixed. Add in sesame seeds and mix evenly.
In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, plain flour salt and mix evenly. Add soda and stir until just mixed. Add in sesame seeds and mix evenly.
Mark as completed

10

Dip sandwiches into batter, drip off excess and add into the fryer immediately. Fry until nice and golden.
Dip sandwiches into batter, drip off excess and add into the fryer immediately. Fry until nice and golden.
Mark as completed

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