Tuesday, February 5, 2013

大同, Tai Thong Year Cake

Year Cake, 年糕 ($9 for 1kg)

Tai Thong Cake Shop is one of Singapore's legendary old pastry shops to stand the test of time; during the festivities of modern wedding or traditional festivals like the Mid-Autumn and Chinese New Year, business is brisk.

Mom made deliberate trips to the Chinatown for their Year Cake every year; and promises to prepare (Cantonese styled of pan frying this sticky cake after coating with eggs) it for us after the Chinese New Year.

The Year Cake is sold by weight and unlike the stiffen ones sold in supermarket; this is soft and conventionally steamed in banana leaves. Yes, it has to be banana leaf for the nostalgic aroma.

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