Tikoy a.k.a one of the best things about Chinese New Year.
LAST UPDATED: January 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
A Chinese delicacy that we look forward to eating during Chinese New Year, tikoy or nian gao is a glutinous rice cake that symbolizes good fortune in all aspects of life and a healthy bond within and among family members as well as relationships.
Currently offered in a variety of flavors ranging from the classic white to the more unique ones like cheese, chorizo, and sea cucumber, tikoy is a sweet (sometimes savory) treat that’s great as a snack and a dessert no matter how you cook it.
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If this Chinese New Year, you’re planning to gift good fortune to your friends and family or you’re simply craving this delicious treat, and you haven’t gotten or bought any, here are some bakeries/spots where you can get your fix of tikoy.
The Manila Hotel – Manila
Stick to The Manila Hotel’s fine offerings of handmade tikoy, the best gift for friends and family this Chinese New Year. Their variations include the Almond Round Tikoy and the Red Bean tikoy–both of which will leave your taste buds satisfied!
Tikoy flavors they offer: Almond and Red Bean
Available for: Pick-up or delivery. Call their numbers for more info on how to order.
Searching for Tikoy flavors that are out of the ordinary? Check out Conrad’s flavor offerings and experience indulgence! Their Tikoy creations are mouth-watering and balanced in flavor, the perfect compliment to their savory dishes like Yee Sang, Suckling Pig, and Dim Sum platter!
Tikoy flavors they offer: Traditional Brown Sugar, Tropical Coconut, Red Bean, and Sweet Lemon
Available for: Pick-up or delivery. Visit their website to order.
Shangri-La’s tikoy doesn’t just please the cravings, it also pleases the eye with its marvelous design! Their Nian Gao may look too good to eat, but once you start, you may never stop!
Tikoy types they offer: Round and gold bar
Available for: Delivery. Order through their website.
Established in 1912 by Mr. Chua Chiu Hong, Eng Bee Tin offers a variety of traditional Chinese delicacies from hopia to tikoy as well as contemporary creations of these delicacies such as the Hopia Combi, the Mochipia, and the Hopia Custard to name a few.
Their newest addition to their Tikoy collection is the Peanut Sesam Tikoy, which features a delicious combination of chewiness and nuttiness from the sesame seeds and roasted peanuts!
Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Pandan, Ube, Lite (Sugarfree), Strawberry, Dulce de Leche, Muscovado, Sweet Corn, Supreme, Peanut Sesame, Cheese, Mango Sticky Rice
Available for: Pick-up, takeout, and delivery via their own UBE Delivery service. You can also purchase some of their products on Shopee and Lazada pages.
A household name among Filipino and Chinese families since its opening in 1962, Echague Bakery is a bakery where you can get your fix of both handmade and machine-made pastries. Their specialty? Their traditional homemade hopia.
Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Ube, Pandan, 4 Seasons (Ube, Pandan, White, and Brown)
Available for: Delivery via third party couriers. Message on Facebook for orders.
If you’re craving hopia, then Ho-Land Hopia is one of your best bets for these flaky, delectable sweet bites. They consider themselves “the best hopia factory in the world” and specialize in making genuine Chinese pastries and delicacies like tikoy, mochi, as well as a variety of frozen dimsums!
Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Red Beans, Ube, Pandan, with Peanuts, Black Mongo, Lotus Cream, Mixed Nuts
Available for: Pick-up, curbside pick-up, and delivery. Order through their website.
Dubbed by them as the “leading authentic Chinese Restaurant Chain in the Philippines”, Hap Chain is a popular name and restaurant for those who are looking for Chinese hot dishes, dumplings, and rice.
Tikoy flavors they offer: Original, White, and Ube
Available for: Takeout and delivery.
Known best as one of the must-visit places in Binondo, Salazar Bakery has been offering a variety of affordable Chinese treats including an assortment of tikoy.
Some tikoy flavors they offer: White Tikoy, Tikoy with Bean Paste, Tikoy with Peanuts, Tikoy Covered in Sesame Seeds
Available for: Takeout, pick-up, and delivery. You may order via website.
Serving up authentic mung bean cakes – hopia – since 1966, Polland Hopia is a go-to shop for pasalubong goodies ranging from mooncakes to hopia and even tikoy. Their tikoys are quite the sight–they come in fascinating shapes like a gold bar, heart, and fish!
Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Strawberry, Pineapple, Ube, Buko Pandan, Banana, Tikoy Fish
Available for: Pick-up and delivery via their Shopee page or website.
Yao’s Kitchen is one of the go-tos when it comes to Chinoy comfort food delivered right to your doorstep. And to greet the Chinese New Year with good fortune and abundance, they have their Koi Tikoy which starts at PHP 399 only.
Tikoy flavors they offer: Single and Double Koi Tikoy
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