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[Costco] Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year Cakes (Made in Taiwan) - $12.88

Costco Kanata has these on sale. The ingredients list was pretty good, and they're marked down, so hopefully someone else finds this useful.
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No, no, please. Just say NO.
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Bookmarking this thread. This gonna be good.
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In case anyone is curious, the inside looks like this I believe. Image
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Cucumference wrote: In case anyone is curious, the inside looks like this I believe. Image
Correct. This was my first time trying these. You have to slice it up and fry or steam the pieces. The outside ends up crunchy and caramelized, while the inside is gooey. It's not going to be the last time I buy this.
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Nejynoah wrote: Is the cake actually good?
This type of cake is okay, not great. Something you don't mind once in a while, that is it. It is not really something everyone like. There is a reason they are not usually eaten all year round.
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S1 wrote: Costco Kanata has these on sale. The ingredients list was pretty good, and they're marked down, so hopefully someone else finds this useful.
Why not?
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Nejynoah wrote: Is the cake actually good?
I think this might help you figure that out:
https://umamidays.com/four-ways-to-enjoy-nian-gao/

I ended up using a nonstick griddle to fry ours, it kind of looked like the one with the sesame seeds, but ours was more well done. It has a starchy sweetness, crunchy, sticky outside, and gooey inside. Our picky kids liked it as well, so it's not exactly an acquired taste, but it still might not be for everyone. You do have to cook it thoroughly, otherwise you definitely won't like it. I only mention this because the side of the package has "reheating" instructions on it, which may give you the wrong idea about that if you don't know better.
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Is it the kind of rice cake that's hard as a rock if you don't cook(steam) it?
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uri999 wrote: Is it the kind of rice cake that's hard as a rock if you don't cook(steam) it?
You should slice it into 15mm thick slices then pan fry it ( 2-sides) with a little oil.
It is quite yummy.
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the light brown one is good if you dip in beaten egg and fry........"leen go" I believe it is called.


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If you are worried that the calories are too low, you can cut them up into small pieces and wrap them in dumpling wrappers and deep fry them.
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For those who haven't eaten these before, you cannot not eat it as-is, it has to be sliced up then steam or pan fry.

Once it’s heated up, the texture will be exactly like mochi.

Do not eat large piece at once as this could cause chocking; especially for children or elderly.
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How long do these last uncooked in the fridge after opening?
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bluesclera wrote: No, no, please. Just say NO.
Say no to what? What does this comment even mean lol
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SashayAway wrote: Say no to what? What does this comment even mean lol
lol - maybe too addictive once you start having them?


So poster was saying "no, no, please. Just say NO" as a way to combat their addiction to these cakes

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uri999 wrote: Is it the kind of rice cake that's hard as a rock if you don't cook(steam) it?
You coat this in egg and pan fry it

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