'Nian Gao' in Mandarin or 'Nin Ko' in Cantonese is a must-have item during CNY. This sticky glutinous rice cake is symbolic as it carries a homonym that sounds like 'year~high/tall'. For business people eating this will link them to prosperity and wealth and working people will look forward to career advancement, promotion.
Slice them up when they're still soft, keep them in containers and they can be stored in the fridge for months.
I normally steam and dip them in freshly grated young coconut mixed with some salt or just fry with beaten egg. But this time around, I've decided to be a bit more 'challenging' and try out Elin's recipe. Thanks, Elin of Elinluv's Tidbits Corner for sharing!