Disclaimer: Full feature is on my The Royal Chef column for Edge Davao.
Kung Hei Fat Choi, royalties!
Chinese New Year in the Philippines won’t be complete without some colorful sticky tikoy in the dining table. Be it ready to eat or those that come in colorful and heavy boxed packages, the tikoy charm truly adds a notch of happiness to any of our Chinese New Year celebration.
Aside from the usual tikoy on the dining table, it too has been part of the tradition to hand out these sticky rice cakes to family and friends during this festive celebration.
Believe to bring prosperity in the coming years, we Pinoys also equate these sticky bundles of sweet joys with good luck sticking with us all year round. Hence the many other kakanins we have — said to bring luck and tight grip on our relationships.
Truly, it’s nice to give and of course, recieve some tikoy come this Lunar New Year. However, when you end up with so many, you’d soon be faced with more than you can chew — literally.