Only a few days left ’til the awaited Chinese New Year to welcome the ‘Year of the Dog’. And when we say CNY, there’ll always be Tikoy.
Along with the firecrackers, the traditional dragon dance, and the red envelopes, one of the most popular staples on anyone’s table is the sticky and sweet tikoy. It is a common tradition to send out tikoy as gift to family and friends because it is believed to bring good luck.
And because of Pinoy’s love for rice cakes or anything made out of glutinous rice, tikoy has been a very common and loved snack in the country. Here are some places where you can get one for the family:
Bread is not the only item sold in a Philippine bakery. These stores also offer snacks and other delicacies.
11. Salazar Bakery
One of the must-visit-places, when you’re in Binondo, is this 71-year-old popular bakery. It has all kinds of Chinese delicacies at a very affordable price. They sell plain tikoy, tikoy with peanuts, and tikoy with sesame to name a few.
Address: 738 Ongpin Street Manila, Philippines
Tel: (02) 733 1397
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/salazarbakeryph/
Unit 28 Lower Ground Floor SM City Manila
Tel: (02) 400 8635
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM
SM North Edsa
Foodcourt Level, SM City North Edsa, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 925 7237
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
2/F New Farmers Plaza, Araneta Center, Socorro, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 421 1268
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM
Basement Level, Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
Tel: (02) 893 6911
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
10. Eng Bee Tin
Established as a simple stall in Chinatown in 1912, Eng Bee Tin is considered a pioneer in selling flavored Hopia and other Chinese snacks. They sell tikoy in various flavors like Ube, Pandan, Sweetcorn, Butterscotch, etc. They also sell sugar-free tikoy for health-conscious customers. Another must-try is their Mochipia which is a hopia with tikoy at the center.
Address: 628 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
Tel: (02) 241 9999
Email Address: [email protected]
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/iloveengbeetin/
9. Echague Bakery
Another bakery who has been a household name in selling hopia and tikoy since 1962 is the Eschague Bakery, which serves both handmade and machine-made pastries. They claim to serve the best tikoy in town, which also comes in different flavors.
Address: 410 A. Bonifacio Ave., Balintawak, Quezon City, Philippines 1115
Tel: (02) 364 7154
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
8. Holland Hopia & Bakery
Specializing in making genuine Chinese pastries and delicacies is this bakery in Binondo. They offer high-quality white or brown tikoy and tikoy rolls at a very inexpensive price.
Address: 551 Yuchengco St. Binondo, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (02) 242 9595
Hours: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/holandhopiachinesedeli
Basement 1 (in front of True Value)
Century City Mall, Century City, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
7. Baker’s Fair
This bakery in Manila has been offering goods and pastries from European to American, and of course the traditional Chinese. They continuously provide top quality products such as the favorite brown and white tikoy.
Because #chinesenewyear is just around the corner, the #Chinese #Tikoy or #chinesericecakes or called #niangao or #ningou (Cantonese) In Chinese are present all over the place! Having a drop of #chinese #filipino blood in me, I received my first tikoy today! FYI, Niangaos are traditionally given as gifts to family and friends during Chinese New Year for prosperity and good luck. “NIAN” means sticky (also sounds like Year in Chinese and “GAO” is cake. So Chinese believe that family and friends “stick together” when you eat the Niangaos. It’s sweet and it’s usually soak in egg and then fried in oil. May this Chinese New Year bring you all the luck and prosperity in the world! #foodie #foodies #instagood #instafood #chinoy #travelbug #wanderlust #losangeles
Address: 1016-1020 Oroquieta Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (02) 567 1234
Other branches here.
6. Sweet Taste Tikoy
A bake shop that started from selling home-made tikoy in 1991 is now supplying mass produced tikoy and other baked goods in its own bake shop. You may avail tikoy in different sizes, from 1/2 kilo to 2 kilos.
Address: 47-A Nicanor Roxas St., Quezon City
Tel: (02) 731 7147
Email: [email protected]
You’ll never miss eating tikoy when you’re out dining too! These Chinese restaurants gladly offer your favorite snack:
5. Crystal Jade Philippines
Either in a shape of a lucky fish or on its traditional round cake, this tikoy wrapped in an elegant packaging from Crystal Jade is a great gift idea.
Glutinous Rice Cakes, locally known as “Tikoy” or "Nian Gao", are staples in Chinese New Year celebrations, as its sticky features are believed to attract prosperity and unity throughout the year. Get our Fortune Flourishing Double Fish Glutinous Rice Cake (年年慶有餘) for only P880 while our traditional Round Glutinous Rice Cake (合家团圆年糕) retails at P680. Each comes in its own elegant box for that perfect gift to your loved ones. We accept bulk orders too so you can share good fortune among your friends! Call 8085233 for inquiries and orders. . . . #crystaljadeph #crystaljade #highstreet #bgc #authenticchinesecuisine #chinesenewyear #tikoy #glutinousricecake #foodphotography #foodie #foodfeed #foodtrip #food #bookymanila #zomatoph #instafood #foodgram #foodstagram #lunarnewyear #instagood #foodporn #delicious #unique #chinesefood #traditional
Address: 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, BGC
Tel: (02) 808 5233
4. Hap Chan
Your favorite Chinese dining place also offers tikoy in three flavors: Ube, Original, and White.
List of Hap Chan branches here.
3. Din Tai Fung
Adding up to its luck is a tikoy packed inside a golden box. Get it from this 1-star Michelin Awardee restaurant.
Address: G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel No: (02) 997 1935, (02) 997 1936, (02) 997 0931
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daily
Address: C1 Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City
Tel No: (02) 809 1865
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sundays – Thursdays
11:00 AM – 11:00PM Fridays – Saturdays
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dintaifungph/
2. Xin Tian Di
You can also get a lucky ‘Koi’ tikoy when you’re in Ortigas. Just visit Xin Tian Di in Crowne Plaza Galleria.
Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with Happiness and Prosperity. Gather your family and friends for a reunion & our auspicious delights to charm your lucky palates. Pre-selling of Nian Gao "Koi Fish Tikoy" is available until February 18, 2018. Visit our e-brochure: http://ow.ly/owsc30hUDmV #AuspiciousTreats #ChineseNewYear #CNY2018 #YearOfTheDog #NianGao #Tikoy
Address: 4F Crowne Plaza Galleria, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: (02) 633 7222
1. Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles
Lucky fish tikoy is also made available in Quezon City through the Kanzhu Hand-pulled Noodles restaurant.
Kan Zhu Restaurant details here.
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Featured image by Ramon FVelasquez.