Tikoy Vendors Flocked Binondo as Chinese New Year Comes Closer
CHINESE NEW YEAR – The numbers of Tikoy vendors in Binondo, Manila continue to increase as the Chinese New Year draw near.
On Saturday (January 30, 2021), the Tikoy vendors flocked Binondo as the Chinese New Year comes closer. The prices of Tikoy is quite more expensive this year compared to its price last 2020.
According to a vendor in Ongpin Street, the Chinese New Year’s cake has increased around P30 to P50 but it depends on the size. The vendors explained that they were just in a consignment so they could return the products to the supplier.
Another vendor said that their P5 profit per Tikoy could still help to provide the financial necessities of their families. However, the Manila government canceled the Chinese New Year’s-related celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nian gao or popularly known as “Tikoy” is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour in Chinese cuisine.
This delicious food is most popular during the celebration of Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year would be on February 12, 2021 (Friday).
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