Nian Gao – 年年高升

Nian Gao, the name of this cake symbolises 年年高升 – The word Nian “年” (year) and Gao “糕” (gao = cake) sounds like “高” (gao = tall/height); the pun is played to wish “May you achieve greater heights every year!” Another play on the pun is the word Nian “年” (nian = year) sounds like … Continue reading