Welcoming the Year of the Horse: Nian Gao with a vibrant twist!

新年快樂!
새 해 복 많이 받으세요! sae hae bog manh-i bad-euseyo
Chúc mừng năm mới!
明けましておめでとうございます! Akemashite omedetōgozaimasu
Шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе Shine jiliin mend khürgeye
Tashi Deleck

Whether you are Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Mongolian or Tibetian, I wish you a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year- the year of the Horse!

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As a fun spin on the traditional Chinese New Year cake Nian Gao flavoured simply with raw cane sugar, I have infused it with the delicious flavour of pandan. The light vanilla-coconut aroma was delicious and gave the cake an extra depth of flavour, not to mention dyeing the cake a vibrant shade of green!

Of course, it wouldn’t be Nian Gao without the ubiquitous dried red date in the center…

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This version of Nian Gao tastes so good, will be from now on added onto my Chinese New Year repertoire! 

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