This is a special compilation for all the Chinese New Year related recipes. It will be divided into 3 posts.
- Part 1 (90 recipes) is concerning all the cookies, pastries pertaining to the Chinese New Year recipes. You can refer to this post for the compilation:SPECIAL COMPILATION OF 90 CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPES–PART 1–Cookies, Snacks and Cakes ( 90 春节食谱汇编 1–糕点和曲奇）
- Part 2 (30 recipes) is this post for all traditional auspicious kuih used for praying, snack and dessert recipes which was consumed during the Chinese New Year period.
- Part 3 is for all the savoury dishes suggested or suitable for the reunion dinner or Chinese New Year celebration issued in this blog. It also included dishes usually cooked subsequent to the new year celebration. It was basically divided into seafood dishes, pork dishes ,chicken dishes, duck dishes, vegetable dishes, sweets and snacks . You can refer to this post for the compilation: SPECIAL COMPILATION OF 60 CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPES–PART 3– Auspicious Chinese New Year Dishes ( 60 春节食谱汇编 3 – 吉祥年菜）
In this post, it is roughly categorized as follows:
- GLUTINOUS RICE CAKE – NIANGAO CATEGORY （年糕）
- RICE FLOUR HUAT KUIH CATEGORY （米粉发糕）
- WHEAT FLOUR HUAT KUIH CATEGORY (面粉发糕）
- MANTOU CATEGORY (馒头类）
- SPONGE CAKE CATEGORY AKA JIDANGAO CATEGORY （鸡蛋糕）
- OTHER AUSPICIOUS CHINESE NEW YEAR KUIH, SAVOURY CAKES (其他糕点）
- AUSPICIOUS CHINESE DESSERTS (吉祥甜品）
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GLUTINOUS RICE CAKE – NIANGAO CATEGORY （年糕）
Nian Gao (年糕） – Most household will at least have one or two nian gao as it signify progression in a family . There are two recipes inside. Bake and steamed version.
Ningbo Niangao, Shanghai Niangao or Bai Guo Gan (宁波年糕，上海年糕，白果干） –This is another type of nian gao which is not sweeten. Actually, many dialects like Foochow and Shanghainese have the habit of eating this type of nian gao during Chinese New Year. During Chinese New Year, this product was placed together with other Chinese New Year goodies in supermarket.
Red Bean Niangao (红豆年糕） – This niangao is very common in Taiwan and Hong Kong and personally, I like it very much
RICE FLOUR HUAT KUIH CATEGORY （米粉发糕）
Huat Kueh- Chinese Steamed Rice Flour Cake–A Cake That Brings You Luck And Prosperity – A must have for most family . This recipes is the rice flour version.
Yeasted Rice Flour Huat Kuih (粘米粉酵母发糕）– This type of huat kuih is common in Sarawak. It uses rice flour, spongy in texture and did not use eno etc..
Teochew Huat Kuih or Ka Kuih (潮州发糕，潮州酵糕，米糕， 松糕）– Teochew will prepare this huat kuih for big occasion such as Chinese New Year.
WHEAT FLOUR HUAT KUIH CATEGORY (面粉发糕）
Pandan Huat Kuih (香兰发糕) – Note that this recipe have butter and eggs and therefore, depends on individual, whether it is suitable for your religious purposes.
Palm Sugar or Gula Melaka or Gula Apong Huat Kuih (椰糖发糕）– Another Huat Kuih using wheat flour for you to choose.
Oolong Tea Huat Kuih (茶香发糕）– you can always used green tea instead of oolong
MANTOU CATEGORY (馒头类）
Yeasted Huat Kuih (酵母发糕） – This recipe can craft your huat kuih into the shape that suits you
Steamed Turtle Buns–Miku (米龟） – This is used for deity praying
SPONGE CAKE CATEGORY AKA JIDANGAO CATEGORY （鸡蛋糕）
Simplest Traditional Jidangao or Steamed Sponge Cake (简易传统鸡蛋糕） – This is the newest and more fool proof recipe as compare to the previous one.
OTHER AUSPICIOUS CHINESE NEW YEAR KUIH, SAVOURY CAKES (其他糕点）
Angku Kuih Recipe Revisited ( 红龟糕-花生馅） – Many households need to prepare angku for ancestral praying during the New Year Eve
Teochew Png Kuih Revisited (潮州饭桃） – For Teochew, instead of angku kuih, rice peach cake is used for praying
Teochew Chi Kak Kuih (潮州鼠麹糕）- Mugwort version – you may be surprised to find this kuih in this compilation. I have been preparing this for a Teochew ah ma every Chinese new year that she need it during the first day. For some Teochew elders, having this kuih during Chinese New Year is a must.
Sesame Balls or Jian Dui or Kuih Bom (煎堆，芝麻球） – Cantonese like to have this snack during Chinese New Year as it was believed that it will bring fortune – 煎堆碌碌，金银满屋
Radish/Turnip/Carrot/Daikon Cake （腊味萝卜糕） – Hokkien and Cantonese especially fond of this radish cake as it is believed eat cai taow (radish) , good fortune will come (好彩头）
Chinese Steamed Yam And Pumpkin Cake (芋头金瓜糕） – Instead of steaming radish cake, some families steamed yam cake instead
Teochew Glutinous Rice Roll Cake–Guan Jian (潮汕灌煎） – some of the Teochew sub sector have this glutinous rice roll snack every Chinese new Year.
Auspicious Smiling Balls (开口笑， 笑口枣） – This is an auspicious Chinese New Year snack that is common among the Cantonese and parts of China like Beijing. It can be literally translated as “laughing date” or “笑口枣“ 。
AUSPICIOUS CHINESE DESSERTS (吉祥甜品）
Koi Agar Agar (吉祥鲤鱼燕菜） – A dessert suitable for Chinese New Year as Fish denotes abundance during Chinese New Year (年年有余）
Nian Gao Puff (酥脆烘年糕） – A way to eat your nian gao which is crispy on the outside and soft in the inside
Sweet Potatoes Niangao Balls (番薯芝麻年糕球）– Another way of eating niangao
Deep Fried Niangao (酥脆炸年糕） – The traditional method of deep frying niangao
Eight Treasure Glutinous Rice Dessert (八宝饭） – A must have during reunion dinner for Shanghainese and was told Indonesian Chinese too. It is an auspicious dish of which each ingredients have a meaning .
Shiny Sugar Glazed Yam And Sweet Potatoes Sticks (金银糕烧） – Teochew families prepared this as Chinese New Year dessert and praying to the ancestors. The combination of yam and sweet potatoes representing gold and silver bar in the house.
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