Thursday, June 22, 2006

It ain't Chinese New Year but here's something sweet to seal your mouth!

All this sugar talk is making a lot of people feeling overly excited for the past few weeks. You can see it spilled out in almost every major local newspaper - all the gungho show of support for one man and all the brickbats thrown at another.

And the shelves in Jusco is still EMPTY - poor makciks. How are they going to get through their day without the kuih-muih manis for minum petang? But seems like some public servants are still having a good time conducting their meetings with a table laden with sweet kuih and sweeter still tea & coffee! Different strokes for different folks, eh?

Kak Ju was suddenly seized with a sweet craving this afternoon. So, rummaging through the fridge, I found ONE large cake of Niangao (Chinese New Year cake) still in very good shape and condition. No need sugar to make this sweet dessert!

All you need to do is slice up the Niangao, slice up some sweet potatoes (any type will do, and I'm using the purple ones since that's the only available type in my kitchen but I think the orange potatoes would probably be better), whip up some wheat flour batter with a pinch of salt and heat up a frying pan of oil. And voila! A plateful of delicious, smacking sweet niangao fritters!

Sliced sweet potatoes on the left and sliced niangao on the right.

Sandwich niangao with 2 slices of the sweet potato.

Mix wheat flour with enough water and a pinch of salt to form a smooth batter. Coat the niangao fully in batter.

Fry them in a pan of hot oil until crispy.

Drain the niangao and serve.


Kak Ju
is all smiles are she sits down for afternoon tea with her teh manis.

Hmmm ... maybe, I ought to serve some to the demi-Gods who make so much decisions that affect our lives. Perhaps, it will remind them to deliver some sweet deals to us, to make up for so much of the bitter stuff we have been forced to swallow lately.

Any fat chance that it'll work?



Blogger howsy said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hoong Pau Na Lai!

Pu Pu Kau Sheng, Nien Nien You Yu, J girl-girl Khuai Kau Jang Da.

22/6/06 18:25  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

You are such a sweet little boy Howsy! Thenkiu thenkiu and may you pass your exams & wear the big square hat soon. This cheh-cheh will whip up some nice niangao to serve you when you kambek, ok? :)

22/6/06 18:52  
Blogger desiderata said...

I just gave up Suegurl,
and you have to tempt me!
knotty, knotty
Oh you mix around with Howsy,
I see No wunder, IC!

23/6/06 20:10  

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