• 1 pack (400 grams) glutinous rice flour
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup boiling or warm water
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp veg oil or non stick cooking spray
  • Water as needed

There are many ways of making Tikoy, by adding different tastes and flavors. But they are using the same main ingredient, the glutinous rice and brown sugar.

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the boiling or warm water and the sugar. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Let the sugar mixture get cold, then add vanilla.
  3. Place the glutinous rice flour in a large bowl, pour in the sugar  mixture.
  4. Add water to the dough at a time, until you have a smooth dough.
  5. Grease a round cake pan with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Pour the dough in the cake pan and shake to spread it out to the edges.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds on top.
  8. Place the cake in a steamer covered with cheese cloth.
  9. Steam for 45 to 1 hour or until the edges of the cake separate from the pan.
  10. Remove the cake from the heat and cool.
  11. Use a knife over the edges to  remove the cake.
  12. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Cooking Tips:

  • Slice in 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, Dip in an egg wash before frying.
  • Use a small amout of oil when frying.
  • To serve without frying with egg wash, reheat the tikoy in microwave before serving.

Watch the Tikoy cooking video

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