Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy New Year
Since today is the first day of the lunar new year, I thought I'd show some traditional new year's cakes that I saw recently in the Hong Kong Supermarket in Flushing, Queens. These cakes are called Nian Gao in Chinese and they are a sticky rice cake that is usually eaten warm. I don't know much about the traditions of lunar new year, but I know there is usually a nice parade that happens here in Chinatown in Manhattan and in Flushing, where there is a big Asian community. If I get to one of the parades next weekend, I'll make sure to have some pictures!