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Pan Fried Nian Gao (New Year Cake) 傳統香煎年糕

Our family's traditional Pan Fried Nian Gao Recipe (Chinese New Year Cake) made with our little secret ingredient. Sweet & gooey rice cake with a crisp layer of fragrant egg.
Servings 6 - 8
Total Time 10 mins


Egg Mixture:

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Create Egg Mixture: Mix 2 eggs and ¼ tsp salt together in a small bowl.
  • Pan Fry Nian Gao: Heat pan over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil or peanut oil onto the pan. Dip nian gao slices into the egg mixture. Pan-fry each side for 1 - 2 minutes until golden brown.
    Optional: Double dip the nian gao slices into the Egg Mixture and pan-fry each side for another minute for more "eggy" taste.
  • Serve Pan-Fried Nian Gao: Absorb the oil on the Pan Fried Nian Gao with a paper towel to keep the outer layer nice & crisp. Enjoy the hot fragrant sweet sticky rice cake - nian gao with a cup of tea.


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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 279kcal


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg