A Crispy Rice Cake Recipe for Chinese New Year

A Crispy Rice Cake Recipe for Chinese New Year

Have you ever experienced the joy of 年糕, Nian Gao, commonly known as rice cake? In the tapestry of Chinese New Year traditions, Nian Gao is a staple as it holds profound significance. The term 年糕, pronounced as "Nian Gao," sounds akin to "年年高," symbolizing continuous growth and prosperity in both work and life.

An ancient poem captures its essence, describing Nian Gao as having the hue of silver and the sheen of gold, representing the anticipation of better years with each passing one. Hence, it has become a custom for people to indulge in Nian Gao during the festive season.


Today, we invite you to embark on a culinary adventure with us as we create a delectable treat: Crispy Rice Cake. This simple yet delightful recipe not only brings joy to your taste buds but also provides an excellent opportunity to bond with family during this special festive season.

Crispy Rice Cake Recipe





1. Prepare Rice Cake:

   - Begin by cutting a quarter of the rice cake into strips.

   - Proceed to cut another quarter into small cubes.


2. Assembly:

   - Lay out a piece of Happy Boy Wonton Skin.

   - Dab a bit of water on the edge to create a glue.


3. Rolling:

   - Place the rice cake strips or cubes on the wonton skin.

   - Roll it up, ensuring a secure seal.

   - Pinch both sides to fully enclose the rice cake.


4. Filling Options:

   - Mix the rice cake with Starry Mart Taro Paste or Imuraya Azuki Canned Red Bean Paste.

   - For a unique twist, combine both pastes for a delightful blend of flavours.


5. Egg Coating:

   - Brush the beaten egg on the rolled rice cake.

   - Add some sesame seeds into the remaining egg liquid.

   - Pour the remaining rice cake cubes into the egg liquid.

   - Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.


6. Cooking:

   - Pan-fry the rice cake rolls until golden brown on both sides.


Indulge in the fusion of textures and flavours that perfectly blend the chewiness of rice cake with the sweetness of taro and red bean paste. May this Crispy Rice Cake bring an extra touch of joy to your Chinese New Year celebrations! Wishing you a prosperous and delightful year ahead. Enjoy!