Lumpiang Tikoy (Fried Tikoy Rolls)

Happy lunar new year! If you live in the Philippines and are from a Chinese-Filipino family or have Chinese friends, then you probably received tikoy or nian gao for the new year. So what can you make with the tikoy? The traditional and usual way of cooking the tikoy is by dipping the sliced tikoy in egg and frying it. But if you’re getting tired of the fried tikoy, here is another way of cooking it:

Ingredients:

Tikoy (nian gao), sliced
cheese, sliced into long rectangular shapes (I used pasteurized cheese product)
lumpia wrapper / popiah wrapper / spring roll wrapper
water in a small bowl

the wrapper

the wrapper

the cheese

the cheese

tikoy (nian gao)

tikoy (nian gao)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procedure:

Place one piece of the wrapper on a plate.

Slightly below the middle of the wrapper, place a slice of tikoy and 2 rectangular slices of cheese above the tikoy.

assembly1

Fold the bottom part of the wrapper over the tikoy and cheese.

assembly2

Fold the left and right sides of the wrapper over the previously folded bottom part.

assembly3

Roll upward until you are about one inch from the very top of the wrapper.

Dip your finger in a bowl of water and wet the topmost part of the wrapper so that the wrapper will be sealed close.

assembly4

Roll all the way through.

assembly5

Note: when you roll, don’t make it too tight, there is a tendency for the cheese or tikoy to expand when frying and it might burst through the wrapper.

Fry the rolls.

frying

Place the rolls on a strainer to drain the oil and serve.

lumpiang tikoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In summary:

Ingredients:

Tikoy (nian gao), sliced
cheese, sliced into long rectangular shapes (I used pasteurized cheese product)
lumpia wrapper / popiah wrapper / spring roll wrapper
water in a small bowl

Procedure:

  1. Place one piece of the wrapper on a plate.
  2. Slightly below the middle of the wrapper, place a slice of tikoy and 2 rectangular slices of cheese above the tikoy.
  3. Fold the bottom part of the wrapper over the tikoy and cheese.
  4. Fold the left and right sides of the wrapper over the previously folded bottom part.
  5. Roll upward until you are about one inch from the very top of the wrapper.
  6. Dip your finger in a bowl of water and wet the topmost part of the wrapper so that the wrapper will be sealed close.
  7. Roll all the way through.
  8. Fry the rolls.
  9. Place the rolls on a strainer to drain the oil and serve.
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