Registered: Feb 2009
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Nian gao, Rice cake, Year cake or Chinese new year's cake is a food prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine.
It is available in Asian supermarkets and from health food stores. While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year.
It is considered good luck to eat nian gao during this time because "nian gao" is a homonym for "every year higher and higher."