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Gau (Chinese New Year Series 5/11)

No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without Gau. A sticky caramel colored glutinous rice cake desert wrapped in ti leaves and topped with sesame seeds and a red date. I could go on but you can find out more here:
http://tastyisland.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/holy-gau-its-the-year-of-the-rat/

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jan/23/il/hawaii801230361.html

And even make your own:
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jan/23/il/hawaii801230363.html

**edit** Interestingly, these gau appear to be missing the red dates that are supposed to be on top in the center. Which is somewhat ironic since the date is symbolic of "good luck" and although the sign says "Good Luck Gau" it is missing the critical attribute that would make it "good luck". Oh well.
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Feb 27 2008 00:06 GMT BobdeGroot
This looks yummie
Feb 27 2008 02:33 GMT Pueo PRO
It is. sticky and yummy.
Feb 27 2008 02:57 GMT ashdad PRO
They do look good!
Feb 27 2008 09:14 GMT Pueo PRO
To make them the traditional way, it takes quite a lot of work and time. It is, however, a very tasty (and symbolic) food of the season. Ahh, food for the mouth, and for the soul.

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