Happy New Year 2017 from my family to yours! I hope that you had fun celebrating New Year’s Eve with your loved ones. May this year bring us more peace, prosperity, and love. Cheers! We prepared six dishes for New Year’s Eve Dinner and two more for dessert. This was a collective effort from all […]
A Happy and Prosperous New Year to each and everyone. May this new year open new doors of opportunities and hope.
Before embracing the New Year, I tried to look back to see all the good things that happened on the past year. The year 2010 had been exciting and fruitful, especially to PanlasangPinoy.com
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever hoped for fame nor building a brand that everyone would instantly recognize – it just happened. The biggest break that I had on the past year was the opportunity that the folks in ABS-CBN global gave me, an interview on one of their most renowned and talked-about show: Adobo Nation. I owe this blessing to the good lord and to the kind-hearted head writer of Adobo Nation, Mr. Carlos “Mouse” Munoz. A very big thanks for the opportunity.
Panlasang Pinoy also made a name on the different Filipino News Papers circulating in the USA, Japan, Europe, and Australia wherein some of them dedicated a column for Panlasang Pinoy. Thank You for believeing in me.
As we face another year ahead of us, let us all be optimistic and continue to do what we always do best: Sharing our blessings and lending a hand to those in need. May this new year bring us more love, peace, hapiness, and prosperity.
Tikoy or Nián gāo is a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice flour and considered as a centerpiece during Chinese New Year. This is also popularly known as Chinese New Year pudding.
The Philippines is once considered as the melting pot of Asia. People of different origins call it home – including the Chinese. Chinese customs, traditions, and good food were embraced by the Filipino’s and even make it a part of their own.
The legend behind the Tikoy tells about a Kitchen God that observes the behavior of each family for a year. It was said the Kitchen God goes back to heaven before the Chinese New Year to report the findings; a depressing report would mean a year of bad luck for the family. According to the legend, feeding sticky rice cake to the Kitchen God will make it difficult for him to say anything against the family – it will be difficult to speak when his mouth is full and the sticky rice cake will keep his mouth shut.
How do you want your Tikoy cooked? I like mine dipped in beaten egg and fried.
Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!