It’s a totally different way of enjoying this popular Chinese New Year’s cake. Tikoy Turon is a type of snack prepared with a Chinese sweet rice cake called tikoy wrapped with spring roll pastry then deep fried.
Tikoy or Nian gao is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour, it can be eaten all year round but traditionally it is most popular during the Chinese New Year as it is considered to bring luck when you eat them because nian gao is a homonym for “grow every year” which means “a more prosperous year”. Usually, Nian Gao is eaten as it is but, in the Philippines, they usually prepared by slicing several day-old hardened rice cakes, dipping it in egg then pan frying them until crispy on the edges and chewy and soft on the insides.
Today we are preparing them differently, were cooking it turon style, where we wrap it in a spring roll pastry then deep frying it until golden brown. You can add other fillings if you want like langka or cheese, you can even use any tikoy flavour you want.