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Tikoy for the Chinese new year

The Chinese new year is being celebrated in some parts of our country although last year it was declared a holiday by the government. What’s amusing in the Chinese new year aside from the dragon dance is the snack food that they give away to friends. We usually receive several boxes of Tikoy from our Chinese friends for the occasion.

Tikoy is s sticky food that is usually fried and eaten with sugar. As seen in the picture, it is originally white although there are other colors now like violet and green to indicate the flavoring. The tikoy is sliced in strips and dipped into beaten egg to lessen the stickiness. The principle behind the tikoy is its stickiness that will make the family and friends stick together until the end. Nice one.

  • Do you observe Chinese new year?

    • Yes
    • there are no Chinese here
    • No

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  1. This year, Chinese New Year coincides with Burns Night on 25th January. I don’t exactly celebrate the latter, but my Scottish birth at least gives me a reason for giving it a passing thought!

    Some people have been wondering about combining the two and having sweet and sour haggis or putting hoisin sauce on their neeps and tatties, but that might be going a bit too far!

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