Where To Order Tikoy For Chinese New Year 2021
For the love of all things sweet and sticky!
Chinese New Year is synonymous with feasting on lots of great Chinese eats-and one of the foods specifically associated with the occasion is nian gao, more popularly known as tikoy. This traditional rice cake is often made with glutinous rice flour, wheat starch, salt, water, and sugar, and can be steamed, fried, or even wrapped in lumpia wrappers and cooked to a crisp. It's considered good luck to eat it during this time of the year, and if you're looking for places to order for yourself or your friends and family, we've got you covered.
You can order excellent tikoy from these restaurants and delis in Manila:
EDSA Shangri-La's Summer Palace has a couple of nian gao options for the tikoy fansÂ looking for variety. Choose from the Ninko Fish Shaped Tikoy (P1,488), Radish Cake (P938), Taro Cake (P938), Round Tikoy with Dried Berry (P938), Pumpkin Cake (P938), Round Tikoy (P938), or Gold Bar Tikoy (P688). You can give them a call for orders; be sure to order at least 24 hours in advance if you're getting 10 boxes or more!
For orders, contact 8633-8888. For more information, check out EDSA Shangri-La, Manila's Facebook page.
China Blue at Conrad Manila is known for its modern and leveled-up Chinese fare, and you can expect that same philosophy applied to their Signature Nian Gao. Their take is available in Traditional Brown Sugar, Coconut, Orange, and Red Date with Ginger flavors, and these come packaged either in their collector's-edition Christy Ng designer bag (P2,888) or in Conrad Manila's own luxe jewelry case (P1,888). You can give them a call or fill out their form to place your orders.
For orders, contact 8833-9999 or 0917-650-4043. You can also visit their order form. For more information, check out Conrad Manila (Pasay City, Philippines)'s Facebook page.
Eng Bee Tin
This Chinese deli sells all sorts of Chinese eats, from mooncakes to hopia to mochi-and their tikoy selection is worth mentioning for the one-of-a-kind flavors you can get. Sure, you can go for the standard White (starts at P135/small) or Brown (starts at P135/small) tikoy variants, or you can try their other flavors like Strawberry (starts at P165/small) or Sweet Corn (starts at P165/small). They've also got limited-edition tikoy variants, like the Cheese (P288) and Chorizo (P298). There are a couple of ways you can get your fix-including visiting any of their branches, or ordering through their pre-order or delivery websites, or through Shopee or Lazada.
See a list of Eng Bee Tin branches. You can also visit Eng Bee Tin's preorder or delivery websites, or order through Shopee or Lazada. See a full list of ways to buy or order. For more information, check out Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli's Facebook page.
Shangri-La at the Fort's resident Chinese restaurant approaches the cuisine in such a way that they balance tradition and modernity. This Chinese New Year, they've got their Signature Nian Gao that's available in Coconut (P2,388/two pieces) and Radish (P1,788) flavors-the former is shaped like a fish, while the latter is round. You can also go for one of their hampers, such as their Spring Hamper (P3,988), which includes their vegetarian XO sauce, dried mushroom flowers, red pitted dates, dark chocolate truffles with Armagnac, spicy cashew nuts, pine nut cookies, crispy oven sesame balls, and a gift box each of both nian gao flavors. You can give Shangri-La at the Fort a call or email to place your orders.
Aside from offering Alaskan king crab for Chinese New Year, the house Chinese restaurant of Marriott Hotel's gotchu and your tikoy cravings. You can choose from Big and Small Koi Fish Tikoy Set in a premium red box (P1,988), or the Small Koi Fish and One Gold Bar Tikoy Set (P1,388). You can give them a call to get your own.
For orders, contact Man Ho at 8988-9999 or 0917-830-6678. For more information, check out Manila Marriott Hotel's Facebook page.
Xin Tian Di
You can count on Xin Tian Di to bring you good, hearty Chinese food made with top-notch ingredients. Their Nian Gao (P1,202) comes in four flavors-Traditional, Pandan, Ube, and Strawberry-and you can get your own by giving them a call or email.
Ho-Land is a Chinese deli primarily known for their hopia. Don't miss their tikoy either, which is available in White (P150), Pandan (P155), Brown (P150), and Ube (P155) flavors. You can order through their website.
Peking Garden is a timeless favorite for their winning Peking duck and other classic Chinese dishes. For the year of the ox, they're offering their Golden Tikoy for P638 a box. Plus, if you buy 10 boxes, you can get one free. Just give them a call to order.
For orders, call 7729-0567, 7729-0719, or 0966-625-0722. For more information, check out Peking Garden's Facebook page.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.
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