Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jian Nian Gao

This is a yearly affair with the nian gao. And this year ds B suggested that I buy about 10 nian gaos and store them in the fridge so that he gets to eat them every month and need not wait till the following year to eat them. I just rolled my eyes at him and said "No Way !" What a suggestion ! LOL

This was how I pan fried my nian gao this year. I prepared the batter of 2 large beaten eggs and just added a packet of Seah's Spice for Spicy Chicken with 2 tbsp of plain flour and stirred till the mixture was smooth. The batter should be thick enough to cover the pieces of nian gao. Dipped the nian gao in the batter and lightly pan fried them in 2 tbsp of oil. Once the batter turned a golden brown, it would be ready for serving.
The nian gao in this batter tasted spicy and sweet at the same time. If you prefer a less spicy taste, I would suggest to lessen the amount of the spice to a tbsp. and increase the plain flour to three tbsps.


Michelle said...

oooo, you use the seah's deli frying powder for your nian gao! I use it for my chicken wings and it's sooooooooooo easy and delish!

Chawanmushi said...

Hi Michelle
Thanks for dropping by :-)
It gives a savoury, sweet taste to the traditional tasting nian gao.
Do give it a try if you have a chance.