i love tikoy

Philippines
February 10, 2013 3:55am CST
first of all, "kung hei fat choi!" my cousin gave us a box of tikoy last night. according to him, his employer gave it to him. i actually love tikoy. whenever we g to church, i always make sure we buy tikoy. the only way of cooking tikoy i know is when you add scrambled egg to it and frying.
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@sishy7 (27723)
• Australia
10 Feb 13
Happy New Year to you too! I think they are called moon cake here. I love them too, even having it as is without frying it with egg is good enough for me...
10 Feb 13
hmmm !ang sarap! every chines new year I looking forward who gives to me a yammy tikoy! well if not I always say nlng happy new year be a good vides always come!
• Penrith, Australia
10 Feb 13
Oh mooncake. I see. I looked up on your profile and see that you're Australian. I love Australia. Your country is so clean and beautiful and i want to live there ASAP. My mom and brother are migrating there within this year but I'm not going with them because i am overaged. Mooncakes over here are different, they are like little circle cakes with either mung beans, egg yolks, mixed nuts and the like. I love moon cakes. They are just so good and the markings on the cakes top are just really nice and i feel really historical when i eat it.
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@sishy7 (27723)
• Australia
10 Feb 13
I was wrong, I guess moon cakes are different than what you meant by tikoy. I don't know what it's called in English, but I know which one is that. It's soft brownish round 'cake' kind of chewy and tastes rather sweet, isn't it? You seem so young, what do you mean you're over aged?
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
10 Feb 13
I like Tikoy too! Although we dont put eggs on it, we just fry it. And there is this type of Tikoy, in our province we call it bibingka. I dnt know why it is called as such but i dont think it is bibingka. I know the real bibingka has salted eggs on it and it is cooked in a pot with banana leaves, i am sure it is Tikoy, 100% lol. It is Tikoy topped with cheese.
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
i'm not really familiar with your bibingka though i think tikoy is just a variation of bibingka. it's just like all the kakanins we have in the philippines.
• Penrith, Australia
11 Feb 13
The bibingka i am referring too is the one sold during simbang gabi.
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
oh i'm familiar with that bibingka of course. though i don't enjoy it that much. i'd rather have putobumbong.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
hi there! tikoys are good to eat, but i just like to eat them in moderation and only eats during chinese spring festival. i sure loved other chinese food more than tikoy he he :D I'd prefer moon cake than tikoy anytime but mooncakes are more expensive! =(
• Penrith, Australia
10 Feb 13
Yes mooncake a are very expensive but they are so good. They are small though but i think they are absolutely worth it, i doubt i can eat a lot of it anyway. We divide one whole piece into 4 and share. I like the mooncake sold in SM in that shop called Poland, i like their mixed nuts flavor with egg.
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
i'm not really familiar with mooncakes so i guess i'd just stick with tikoy.
• Penrith, Australia
11 Feb 13
Yes but you have to try it even for just once in your life, you will not regret trying new things. It is good. Although there is a slight chance that you might not like it, well. It is better to be wrong than to not have tried at all.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
My wife is working as a teacher in a Chinese School so every Chinese New Year the parents of these students would just give a lot of tikoy to their teachers. So by the time my wife ends his class he would have a lot of it to bring home. So what we do instead is to distribute them to as many of our friends as we could since we could not consume all of it. We also get some moon cakes during the moon cake festivals as well.
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
it's a good thing that you share them with other people. it's the essence of new year. i don't think the people who gave them to your wife would be offended at all.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
We could not possibly consume them all that is why we just share this abundance in tikoy with our neighbors and friends. :D
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
maybe i should've given you my number so you could give us some. hehehe.
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@SIMPLYD (76524)
• Philippines
12 Feb 13
I love tikoy too! I haven't tasted one, for more than two years now. Maybe that's because here in our office we don't have real tsinoys who gave aways tikoys as good luck to friends. There are some at the supermarket, but buying a box would be futile, because it will only be me who will be eating it, since it gets too oily when its fried with egg. At our house, we avoid too much cholesterol. Now, that my triglyceride is a bit up, i also avoid cholesterol laden foods too. Though, i like eating tikoy too.
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
being too oily is one of my setbacks for eating tikoy. anyways, since it's not really a regular habit, i guess it's okay.
@salonga (28057)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I also do love Tikoy. We got two boxes and all courtesy of my husband's clients. I also know just that one traditional way of cooking tikoy. I love it very much though. I think there is no better way to enjoy tikoy than that. Anyone here who can suggest a better way which will really delight my delicate taste?
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
yes, i also need suggestions on how to cook tikoy. we still have some in the freezer.
@Raine38 (9030)
• United States
10 Feb 13
I also love tikoy! When I was still there, I always receive tikoy from our suppliers and bankers. That is pretty much the way how we cook tikoy. We cut it up into strips and dip it into scrambled eggs. Then we fry them until the egg has become crispy and the color a bit more opaque.
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
i'm not really a cook so that's my way of cooking tikoy. very simple but the product is still good.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
Happy Chinese New Year to all of you. We weren't able to buy tikoy simply because we didn't have enough time for it. There are other ways to cook tikoy but, like you, frying it with egg is the only way I know as well. I also love to eat tikoy. Its soft and chewy texture is what drives me crazy about it.
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
my cousin worked in siangapore before and she said the people there mixed the tikoy with saging na saba and gabi. i don't really know hot it's cooked and haven't tasted it because she left last night.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
I also like tikoy. though its some how the same as bibingka and some native delicacies here in our country, tikoy is special food during new years eve. I'm not a Chinese but I did celebrate Chinese New Year last night.
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
yes, ikoy is just the same as our bibingka and other kakanin. my cousin who tasted it for the first time actually liked it.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
I tried eating tikoy and I won't eat it again. Once was just enough. The taste is just okay. My nephews and nieces love this food so much.
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
what did you not like about tikoy? it's just like other filipino kakanin.
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
Kung Hei Fat Choi! too! It is rainig tikoy here in Cebu too, my father has been bringing tikoy since January and even up to last night too given mostly by his Chines friends but the best tikoy that i have tasted lately is the one brought by my mother when she went to Manila last week, it is rolled over with sesame seeds and has a filling inside, the tikoy is soft and tender and i finished half of the box..hehehehe. There are many kinds and colors of tikoy nowadays and i even had that crucnhy tikoy? what is that called? it is good too..tastes like kaykay.
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
i heard that chinese businessmen give away tikoy when it's almost the chinese new year for prosperity. well lucky us we are able to eat free tikoy.