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Tikoy a.k.a one of the best things about Chinese New Year.

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2021 at 10:11 p.m.

A Chinese delicacy that we look forward 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.

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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.

If this Chinese New Year, you’re planning to gift good fortune to your friends and family or you’re simply craving for this delicious treat, and you haven’t gotten or bought any, here are some bakeries/spots where you can get your fix of tikoy.

Eng Bee Tin – multiple branches

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.

Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Pandan, Ube, Ube Lite (Sugarfree), Strawberry, Peanut, Sweet Corn, 4-in-1, Supreme, Red Bean, Butterscotch, Chorizo

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.
White Tikoy from Eng Bee Tin
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Echague Bakery – multiple branches

A household name among Filipino and Chinese families since it’s 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.
White, Brown, Ube, and Pandan Tikoy from Echague Bakery
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Ho-Land Hopia – multiple branches

If you’re craving for hopia, then Ho-Land Hopia is one of your best bets for these flaky, delectable sweet bites. They consider themselves as “the best hopia factory in the world” and specialize in making genuine Chinese pastries and delicacies.

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 
White, Brown, Ube, Pandan Ho-Land Hopia
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Hap Chan – multiple branches

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 via GrabFood.
Original, White, and Ube Tikoy from Hap Chan
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Sweet Taste Tikoy – Quezon City

Sweet Taste Tikoy is a bakeshop that opened in 1991 and serves up homemade tikoy that’s balanced and chewy enough for your eating pleasure.

Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, and Ube

Available for: Delivery. Send them a DM on Instagram to place an order.
White and Brown Tikoy from Sweet Taste Tikoy
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47 A Nicanor Roxas St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8731-7147

Xin Tian Di – Quezon City

Xin Tian Di, which literally means ‘New Heaven and Earth’ is an authentic Chinese restaurant that is known for their delectable dishes and unlimited dimsum promo where you can choose over 50 varieties of dim sum.

Tikoy flavors they offer: Original, Ube, Pandan, Strawberry

Available for: Pick-up or delivery arranged by the customer.
Nian Gao or Tikoy from Xin Tian Di Restaurant
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4/F Crown Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Ave, Ugong Norte, Quezon City
(02) 8395-2635 | (0998) 581-0476

Polland Hopia – multiple branches

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.

Tikoy flavors they offer: White, Brown, Strawberry, Pineapple, Ube, Buko Pandan, Banana, tiKOI

Available for: Pick-up and delivery. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. You may also order from their Shopee page.
Koi Fish Tikoy from Polland Hopia
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Salazar Bakery – multiple branches

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. Check their operating hours here.
Tikoy with Peanuts from Salazar Bakery
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Golden Bay Fresh Seafood Restaurant – Pasay

Serving up traditional and modern Chinese cuisine, Golden Bay Fresh Seafood Restaurant offers up an unparalleled dining experience perfect for big groups and families. Whether you’re looking for ala carte dishes – Sizzling Squid tentacles, Abalone Seafood Tart, Sauteed Chicken with Vegetables – set menus, or a variety of dim sum, this restaurant has exactly what you’re looking for.

Tikoy flavors they offer: Red, White, Pandan

Available for: Dine in and takeout. View their tikoy prices here.
Golden Bay Tikoy
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Block A2, CBP, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City
(02) 8556-7525

Diao Eng Chai (DECS) – multiple branches

Diao Eng Chai or DECS is really popular for their dimsum offers, be it frozen or cooked. They are a humble Chinese grocery mart that sells frozen goods, traditional herbal medicine, and even breads and pastries. Some of their restaurants and kiosks have plates of cooked tikoy available for immediate consumption.

Available for: Pick-up and delivery. Orders are for PICK UP only. you can book a third party service provider of your choice via Grab, LalaMove, Angkas, or Mr. Speedy.
DECS, tikoy
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Marriott Cafe – Pasay

Step up your tikoy game with this super fancy offer from the Manila Marriott Hotel! Last year they came up with tikoy in the shape of a koi fish for longevity and success and ingot to symbolize wealth. This premium box will be available only for a limited time at the Manila Marriott Hotel. Be on the lookout on their social media pages for their 2021 version!

Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery.
marriott cafe, tikoy
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Marriott Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Newport City, Pasay
(0917) 859-9521; (0917) 503-5898; (02) 8988-9999

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