Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Steamed Nin Gou with Coconut Milk and Pandan Leaves

My good friend Ieie brought these precious goodies as dessert for our Chinese New Year lunch.
Nin Gou in Coconut Milk and Pandan

I was absolutely impressed and she was kind enough to share the recipe with us. It's the perfect way to make nin gou (Chinese sweet and sticky cake, which I normally despise) a billion times more delicious.
Nin Gou in Coconut Milk and Pandan
Sweet, sticky, wonderfully chewy yet soft nin gou, with rich, creamy and slightly savory coconut milk, topped off with super fragrant aroma from pandan leaves and banana leaves. Delicious to the max! I think I ate about 5 packets of this goodness. Yum!

- As much nin gou as desired (hopefully available in Asian/Chinese stores during Chinese new year), cut into 1 cm thick rectangle)

- pandan leaves (2 small piece per serving)
- add a bit of salt into a can/box of coconut milk
- Banana leaves (boiled or submerged into hot water until softened) to wrap, tooth picks to seal

Add one piece of nin gou, 2 pieces of pandan leaves, and a bit of coconut milk into banana leaves, wrap and seal with tooth pick. Steam for 15 minutes, and serve warm.

What else did we have that day? Nothing new and pretty much nothing Chinese. Hahah.
CNY Lunch

Soto Betawi (Indonesian Creamy Beef Soup), recipe here
Soto Betawi

Grilled Chicken in Shrimp Sauce (Ayam Panggang Terasi), pretty much the same recipe as this one
Ayam Panggang Bumbu Terasi
This time I managed to photograph the chicken without showing its butt! Major improvement!

And more goodies brought by Ieie...
Japanese Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate
...these yummy Japanese white chocolate sandwich cookies.

And these delicious Japanese apple juice from Steve.
Japanese apple juice
What a great day of good food!
We also had fun photographing the Chinese New Year fireworks that day.

PS. In Chinese tradition, today is everybody's birthday, so...
Have a fantastic year!


Samantha said...

Everything looks great! Hope your New Year's was good. Did you get any lucky money? :o)

Thanks for the blog comment, visit again soon!


YaYa said...

What a fantastic idea! I normally don't like nin goh unless it's fried crispy but adding coconut milk and pandan is genius! I tried your shrimp paste duck last week too and it was delicious alas I also discovered I can't carve but we made congee out of the bones afterwards, double yum! thank you

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, that's a new way to eat nian gao for me and I know it's delicious.

Joanne said...

Could I be any more jealous of your Chinese new year eating habits?

Christine Wu said...

Hahaha everytime I try to take photos of whole chicken, it always ends up looking too.. gross. My husband said it looks like the chicken is spreading its legs (GROSS!)

Love soto betawi! Haven't cooked that in a while.

daphne said...

hhehe, it's about having fun with ppl that we care for too!! sounds like u did that ;)

tigerfish said...

This Nin Gou is very special, with the wrap and coconut milk!

Sophie ala Mode said...

So many delicious and wonderful food.

babe_kl said...

The nin gou idea is so brilliant!!! Thank you and Xin Nian Kuai Ler!