Nope, I am not Chinese. 🙂 But well, the chinese tradition is deeply engraved in our culture. So the chinese new year is kinda a big thing in our country.
A few days ago when we were buying groceries, I made sure to include Tikoy in our cart. Actually, I bought 3 boxes. And gave mama and my sister each. It’s supposed to be good luck if it’s given to you. So I hope they get good luck this year. 🙂
Tikoy is made of rice flour and is very important during Chinese New Year. It is believed that during the new year, the Kitchen God will inspect your dining table, goes back to heaven and report. With the “tikoy” being sticky, it will stick to his mouth and prevent him from saying bad things. Therefore, bringing good luck to the family.
Another story I heard was that it’s supposed to make your family stick like glue. 🙂
Whatever it represents, I like the taste of it. So that’s why we have tikoy during chinese new year. 🙂
Years ago, when John and I were still newly married, he laughed when I explained to him what the tikoy is for. LOL.. But well, he has accepted my craziness over the years, so he understands it better now. he he..
I just slice it into little squares. And then, as instructed above, dip in the egg before frying it.
So this is how it looks like after frying:
John eats it with fresh milk. I think that’s gross.. lol But he likes it. While I prefer sprite with it.
So as the chinese year starts, let’s pray for a wonderful and blessed future. 🙂 May it be in our business and family lives.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! 🙂
Lea C. Walker