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    Posted February 9, 2013 by
    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
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    Celebrating Chinese New Year

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    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.

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