A sticky rice cake flavoured with green tea. Translated this means year cake and is considered a good omen for the coming year.
Bring the water up to the boil, add the sugar and stir until its dissolved, allow to cool. Put the flour and tea powder into a large bowl, make a well in the center, add the milk and vanilla and then add the sugar water a little at a time, stir together to form a ball. It should be a smooth mix with no lumps. Use a cake tin or steamer lined with baking paper, place this into another larger pan and fill the outside with water to create a Bain Marie or water bath, cover with a lid and simmer or steam for 1 and a half hours. It will take less time if done in a steamer.
Turn out onto a plate and allow to cool before serving.
«Make sure you buy and use a glutinous rice flour for this dish as otherwise the texture will be to firm.»