BROWN TIKOY. The celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year or the Chinese New Year (Feb. 3, 2011) is never complete without having Tikoy.
Tikoy is actually called Nian gao by the Chinese and is popular during the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
It is made from sticky or glutinous rice which is ground into flour and then mixed with lard, water and sugar. Using white sugar produces white tikoy and using brown sugar produces brown tikoy. Other popular flavors include green pandan and purple ube.