Nian Gao in YYC
I grew up eating my Chinese grandma's Nian Gao... she used to make the brown sugar one and the coconut one for me. Since moving away from the family I still miss it every year around this time. I tried the ones at T&T, don't think they compare to my grandma's.I used to love this best sliced and pan fried with egg.
I've seen them at various Chinese bakeries in Chinatown and some of the restaurants even make and carry them. Maybe check again now that it's closer to CNY.
My boyfriend's korean and we eat dduk frequently - the plain kind with savoury sauce and the sweet dduk... outside of the fact that they're made from rice, I don't find that it compares to nian gao, the texture is a bit different as is that flavours.