Chinese Water Chestnut Cake 馬蹄糕
By Ellen L. Published: 2017-01-28
We've been busy preparing for Chinese New Year 農曆新年; it's pretty festive here in HK this year. Picking out our lucky flowers at the crush of humanity that is the Chinese New Year Flower Market, cleaning our darnit too small of a house, getting our little red packets prepared as gifts to children and unmarried big persons. And the food! There's New Year's food everywhere one looks, it's just fabulous! The traditional trinity of cakes that one must have during the Chinese New Year, at least here in Hong Kong, is as follows: Sweet Rice Cake Nian Gao 年糕, Radish Cake 蘿蔔糕, and Water Chestnut Cake 馬蹄糕. The Three Queens that welcome the Lunar New Year! We have already posted about the first two cakes and you can just click on the links above to find our recipes. Today we will complete the trinity with the recipe for Water Chestnut Cake, or 馬蹄糕, a very unique sweet jelly traditional Chinese cake that is made with both fresh water chestnuts and water chestnut flour.