Turnip Cake

Turnip cake or radish cake (chinese : 萝卜糕, luóbo gāo) is very popular in Asian especially in Hong Kong and South China (Cantonese). It is usually served in dimsum restaurants. Dimsum is snacks which are served in small pieces or small portions, usually enjoyed with a cup of tea as a brunch.

Turnip cake has a special aroma from the mixture between turnip/radish itself, shrimp and shiitake mushroom. It also has a soft and chewy texture because of the rice flour. It is served with soy sauce dip or chili sauce.

Turnip Cake (Photo credit : Veronica)

Turnip Cake

Serve : 4

You need :
a steamer
a baking dish or glass dish

Ingredients :
1 kg grated turnip
2 chinese sausage
10 dried shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp dried shrimp
2 shallots, peel and mince
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp chinese cooking wine
2 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper
200 ml water
250 gr rice flour

Steps :
Soak dried shiitake mushrooms and dried shrimps in warm water until soften. Drain to remove excess water then dice them.

Prepare a wok or a large pan over medium high heat. Add in oil, minced shallot, dried shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. Saute for a while until fragrance. Add in oyster sauce, cooking wine, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir them evenly.

Add in water and rice flour. Combine them carefully until become a thick paste.

Transfer the paste into a glass dish or baking dish, spread it evenly with a spatula. Steam it for about 20 minutes or until cooked throughly. Turn off the steamer and wait to cool.

Take the cake out from the dish. Then cut it onto 1 cm thick slices. Pan-fry them until golden brown on both side before eating.

Recipe by Veronica

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