- Posted February 9, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Niangao or Chinese New Year's Cake being Sold in a Mall at Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Niángāo is actually Chinese New Year's cake. It is a food prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine. It's also a popular food in the Philippines, especially during Chinese Lunar New Year. East Asians do love the said rice cake. The said cake is called as "tikoy" in the Philippines. It is available in Asian supermarkets and from health food stores. While the said cake could be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year. It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time, because "nian gao" is a homonym for "higher year." This iReport shows variations of the Chinese Lunar New Year's Cake being sold in a mall (SM Super Mall) at Muntinlupa City, Philippines. Many Filipinos actually buy nian-gao during the Lunar New Year to attract prosperity and luck.