Monday, February 21, 2011

Nian Gao/ Glutinous Rice Cake Taro Rolls

When I saw this Nian Gao Taro Rolls at Wendy's Blog,  I knew I had to make this for our sunday snacks. Taro being my favourite together with the nian gao...whoa who could resist .....thus the Wild Boar and myself had this for our sunday tea snack....gosh.. you must try this delectable nian gao/glutinous rice cake taro rolls.  This is my first time making it and I tell you I am going to make this again for my Piggies when they come home for their break. Keeping the  nian gao for them in the fridge :) So Piggies , don't worry , I have kept some unfried ones for you both :p

Please hop over to Wendy's blog for steps on how to wrap them into rolls. She has clear step by step pictures on how to make this rolls :)   Wendy, thanks for sharing this delectable rolls... Wild Boar and myself truly enjoyed them....and we tucked them in greedily  LOL!

Nian Gao/ Glutinous Rice Taro Rolls  ( taken from Wendy - Table For 2 Or More )
( Printable Recipe )
Taro Filling

500gm taro (芋头, keladi )(cleaned weight)
100gm fresh grated coconut
2 Tbsp sugar
1/3- ½ tsp salt (use 1/3 tsp first, taste and add more if needed)


1. Slice taro and steam until cooked(soft).

2. Mash taro while it’s still hot and put in coconut, salt and sugar. Mix until well combined


300gm nian gao, cut into 2 inch long strips
Spring roll wrappers (125mmX125mm)
Egg white to brush on edges

1. Place wrapper onto a flat surface, eg: a plate.

2. Place 1 tbsp of taro filling onto wrapper

3. Place 1 pc of nian gao onto taro and wrap

4. Brush edge with egg white before rolling up.

5. Fry the prepared rolls in medium- medium low heat until golden.

Enjoy  !

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  1. after seeing all these pictures, i fast fast go buy yam first!!

  2. Too bad, I haven't had a chance to make any nian gao dishes this year. Should get one nian gao from my MIL later. hehe.... Enjoy !

  3. i tried this and me too agree, it is an extremely yummy dish and very crispy! (: look at the taro filling! yummy!

  4. This is a brilliant idea! Rather than the usual nin go wedged between pieces of taro and tapioca .... this looks delicious! Have to make this soon! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I still nian gao in my fridge. Your recipe just comes at the right time ;DD

  6. Yummy, now I feel kind of hungry. What a rich and delicious dessert!

  7. Oh wow! I've never had anything like this but it looks great!! I'd love to try it.

  8. I hope you all agree with me that this is a better way to prepare a nian gao dessert. It truly wows me and I am so going to make this again :)