Gosh, I don't even remember the last time I had this. It has been years since I got to go back for Chinese New Year. I miss my grandma's abacus disc (suan pan zi), stuffed mushrooms, minced pork and dried oysters wrapped in pig netting, steamed chicken with shaoxing wine, fried bee hoon, pig intestine soup.
So, when I came cross nian gao at the Ranch 99 market, I decided that it's time to make a little Chinese New Year snack to remedy this homesickness.
Very easy, lah.
Nian gao, sliced thinly
1 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs rice flour
1 pinch salt
Heat wok with oil. Mix egg, cornstarch, rice flour, and salt. Coat nian gao in the batter and fry. Optional: Sprinkle powdered sugar over and serve.