The celebration of Chinese New Year starts today. I just knew it through the evening news. So instead of Photo Christmas Cards, Tikoy is the popular gift item today. If I am still in Manila, for sure, I can have some taste of Tikoy. I remember that during this time, a friend who teaches in a Chinese school usually takes home different flavors of Tikoy from her students. I am usually one of the beneficiaries whenever I visit her kids and ambush their ref. My favorite is the Ube flavor. Her family migrated to U.S Â several years ago and that ended my yearly supply of Ube Tikoy. Â It has been a long time since I ate an ube flavor Tikoy and I’m missing it especially that I saw some over the news.