Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It Meows #17



p.s.: The above shown Nian Gao is made using a Koi-shaped mould.


Nian Gao which is a glutinous rice cake, is a popular traditional Chinese New Year delicacy. There are different types of Nian Gao available in the Asian countries and in Singapore, the most common type is the one made with brown sugar. This sweet rice cake can be consumed by slicing it and then either steam or pan fry the slices.

Nian Gao


16 comments:

Neo said...

Haha.. the cat is so cute with the "fake" fish :)

Jama said...

Cats nowadays are being fed with cat food, even strays!I've seen it around the blocks I live. Nobody gave them fishes anymore!

Gattina said...

I think my cats would like it, but me too ! I am sure I could find this in China town in London. They have everything there.

Becky and Gary said...

I bet that cat is really wishing for a real fish. Cute and interesting post!
Happy RT, and thanks for stopping by.
B.

nana said...

Very interesting post. I would love to taste a piece of that rice cake.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Hmmm.... Sounds tasty, even if the cat doesn't like it :O)

Catherine said...

With so much Red, you can't miss the Nian Gao !
Here, on France, we call the Goldfish a "poisson rouge", a red fish.
Happy Ruby Tuesday

Paz said...

Very creative mold shape.

Paz

Ralph said...

The black tail and accents remind me of our Rigby, laying down and making demands just like a cat. And ours would say the same thing about that 'fish'!

Dianne said...

your posts are always so funny

and your photos always so lovely

lisaschaos said...

That actually sounds quite good!

maiylah said...

cute mold!
cat looks pregnant ... :)
that snack sounds yuummmy!

Arlene said...

Brilliant cat. She knew it's a false one. hehehehe

thank you for visiting my red entry. :)

Xin Nian Kuae Le!

Food For Tots said...

Is the Koi shaped Nian Gao tasty?

People with Cameras said...

lol - I bet that is what cats dream of!

Napaboaniya said...

Hahahaaa...at first I thought it was agar agar in Koi shape.

Thanks too! You've reminded me that I forgot to buy nian gao for CNY :P