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Monday, 9 February 2015

What's In The Pot - For Chinese New Year

Last Friday Mamarazzi asked you to guess what's in the pot right?  So far, only Nancy and Wenn got it correctly...as of when Mamarazzi drafting this la...(Saturday 9.50am)


Still no idea? What if I show you this? Banana Leaves and Tiffin...

Or this....

Or this...


Yup! It's Nian Gao/Kuih Bakul/Ti Kwe/Chinese New Year Sticky Rice Cake. Ehem....any more glamour name for this?



Not bad la since being first timer making these.  Looks OK from the top.



But leaked from the sides. Mamarazzi knows her mistakes liao. She lined the tiffin with only one layer of banana leaves.

Feedback from friends, have to put at least 3-4 layers of banana leaves so that there won't be leakage.

She made these nian gao after spotting Sonia's perfect Nian Gao. Seems easy to make wor. But now she knows it's the layering of the "basket"  so that it doesn't leak takes a lot of "kungfu"

No worries....Mamarazzi said she will try making it again....Hopefully this  round will have good result. Too bad she doesn't have empty condense milk containers or those can fruit containers as those would makes great mould for the Nian Gao instead of Tiffin.

For complete recipe, please head over to Sonia post     :-

Nian Gao 传统年糕 (Chinese steamed New Year sticky cake)

Though Mamarazzi's Nian Gao shape "kantoi" but the taste is there thanks to Sonia's recipe. By the way, she lazy to wait 5 hours used pressure cooker to cook the Nian Gao coz she always big head prawns have difficulties in monitoring the water level in the wok if she was to steam it in a wok. Have to keep topping up the water pulak.



UPDATE : 9/2/2015

Okay okay here is the update. Made two more batches on Sunday. Yay! No leak!!

And also tried using pressure cooker steaming 2hours and 5 hours. Hey! Really have difference leh. Those steamed 5 hours are more fragrant than those 2 hours.


 

55 comments:

  1. Guess practice makes perfect, dear! I'm not a fan of nian gao as I often find it too sweet. Great job on first trial!

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  2. Hey nice! I can never finish one slice if I ever start on one, unless it goes with coffee. Lol. Happy CNY Small Kucing!

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    1. Hmmm...maybe some one can invent something with coffee and nian gao....

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  3. A very fancy dish, looks hard! No matter how it looks, I think it will taste so good!

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    1. yea...nice but cant take too much coz it is loaded with sugar

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  4. Oooo nian gao! Really didnt guess it wor.. Thought cooking what, hehe.. Soon, I guess mamarazzi would be bz frying ngaku jor.. Or already started?

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    1. Ngaku? already started and closed shop jor...LOL...first round was b4 New Year...second batch was last week. Ngaku done liao

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  5. Wahhhhhhh!!!! I'm impressed! Don't like those sold outside - like rubber!!! Dijamin sampai hari esok? Wink! Wink! :D :D :D

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  6. Wow! Mamarazzi made own nian gao. Very nice.

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    1. just gatal coz saw in pasar once very mahal

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  7. hehe.. when saw the first photo, like cooking soup.. saw the second photo, like wanna go tabao banana leaf rice.. only when saw the third photo, then agak-agak know Mamarazzi wanna make her own Nian Gao.. hmm, got nama glamer for Nian Gao ke?? who wants to enlighten us here?? :)

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    1. hahahah....thambee missing banana leaf rice ah? mana tau ...maybe will have nama glamer kot.

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  8. Uncle SK has heard a lot about how tough it is to make nian gao at home, and especially if you are expecting a perfect one.. lots of troublesome steps and also pantang larang in the kitchen.. that's why, go buy outside better lah.. but if can make it yourself at home, of course better lah.. can be cheaper and also can control the sweetness and taste according to your own liking, agree?? :)

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    1. yes...Mamarazzi heard that too. Then thought must be very hard la.

      then she saw Sonia's blog. Uiks so easy. Just flour water and sugar then steam.

      Think the troublesome is to layer the banana leaf. It needs kungfu.

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    2. Sweetness cannot control much coz this nian Gao seems to need a ot of sugar baru will jadi

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  9. fuyoh, Mamarazzi now does everything on her own at home lah.. first comes the nga goo, then now comes the nian gao pulak.. so what's next?? kuih kapit?? hehe.. looking at Mamarazzi's nian gao, looks sedap also woh (of course ignore the shape)..

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    1. kuih kapit ah...not enough hands. Hv to have at least 2 people. One to jaga the api and one to lipat the kuih kapit coz once cool liao cannot lipat

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  10. so where is the second batch Mamarazzi tried making again?? with the experience and advice, sure successful in both the taste and shape right??

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    1. Second batch leaked a bit coz that time Mamarazzi still didnt know about have to have at least 4 layer.

      3rd batch ok but shape not that nice. 4th batch finally ok liao

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  11. so where is the second batch Mamarazzi tried making again?? with the experience and advice, sure successful in both the taste and shape right??

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  12. Wow, your mama very clever, homemade nian gao...

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  13. Your mama Dijamin sampai hari esok to Sibu, can dijamin sampai hari esok to Singapore also? hint hint...

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    1. sorry la...poslaju jamin sampai in Msia only ...even that they have T * C say certain things wont sampai esok...you go see SK;s blog. LOL

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  14. Now nian gao sold outside getting more expensive...

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    1. very expensive. The cost of the flour and sugar is less than RM5...they can sell one nian gao up to RM10. One packet of flour can make 3 medium nian gao leh

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  15. So clever leh! I love nian gao. Nice to eat with kelapa parut and fried with yam. Adoi!

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    1. hahahaha...you sound liao Papa. If kelapa muda parut lagi best

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  16. Take 1 slice of this and 1 slice of yam, dip in flour batter and deep fry, yumssss..

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    1. Got Lazyman recipe or not? Mamarazzi alwasy wanted to fry but all tak jadi...not crunchy

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    2. 1. Buy the ingredients,
      2. Bring home (where mom is) the ingredients,
      3. Place the ingredients in obvious place in kitchen,
      4. Go for a nap,
      5. Wake up when the smell invades your room,
      6. Eat

      :D :D :D

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    3. Wokay set! Gimme your mom's address please. Will ask Mamarazzi to buy the ingredients bring to your mom's place and wait to makan Muhahahahha

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  17. Very nice! I put in the fridge waiting to harden so I can fry it. Yea, the longer the time, it turns out to be more fragrant. Good job second batch no leak!

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    1. hahaha....eh Saw in the pisang goreng stall they use the not harden nian gao kapit the yam to fry leh

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  18. Good morning,
    Wow Mamarazzi sure did a good job

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  19. Small Kucing, I thought there are 2 Nancy, so I checked and there is only 1 Nancy. Have to say heheh I was too lazy to guess la..so the only correct guess is Wenn la. Wow! your Mamarazzi very "keng" la...first try can make good nian gao, and 2nd try all turned out perfect. Used to be my favourite but now, cannot liow, jaga diet. Once in a while I will eat fried nian gao fried with yam or sweet potato. I like nian gao when it is soft and sticky. Drooling lo.....

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    1. Uiks...that day saw you commented Nian Gao wor...aiyo,...mata juling again la. LOL old already got lou fah ngan liao since your comment and wenn is next to each other :P

      Mamarazzi not really crazy about nian gao but saja tak puas hati see why cannot make perfect ones. Pasar sell very ahal. Those condense milk container selling for RM7

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  20. Success - I see how well you made Kathy. Maybe I should try too.

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    1. Thanks Nava but still need to improve

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  21. Mmmmm Sticky cake sounds good. I bet it tasted wonderful, even though some of it leaked out.

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    1. Taste good enough but need to improve on the wrapping

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  22. So Clever Kathy!!! Nowadays nien koe is so expensive! RM10 for a medium size one... you er.. really terror.. too bad I am staying so far..otherwise I go and kidnap some home! hehehe..

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    1. ya lor...that was why Mamarazzi gatal wanna make

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  23. Wah Wenn is so keng to guess correctly. Mamarazzi made so many nian gao so where do they all go? I only eat nian gao deep fried in between yam and sweet potatoes.

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