It's been getting cold, I've been getting lazy and been putting on some weight as well...(so...not good!!)
Husband been sick, so I made this yesterday...after doing some research online...it's pretty easy actually!
It's Taro/Yam Cake (in hokkien-'oh kueh', my dad's favourite)
|Stack up 3 bamboo steamer...|
- 1 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup corn flour/tapioca flour
- 1 liter cool water
- 4 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 cup dried shrimps (hay bee), soaked in hot water
- 2 Chinese sausage/lap cheong/chicken breast, cut in small cubes (optional)
- 6 big Shitake mushroom, cut in small pieces
- 400g yam, cut in small cubes about 1cm
- 1tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
- 1tsp fine salt & pepper
- 1 stalk chopped spring onions (for garnish)
- lots of fried shallots-from Asian store is fine (for garnish)
- some fresh chilli, finely chopped (for garnish)
- Real simple, mix the 2 kinds of flour together with 1 liter of water (yam batter). Set aside.
- Saute dried shrimp, sausage/chicken if you're using any in oil till slightly fragrant. Add Shitake, fry for another 1-2 mins.
- Add yam, 5 spice, salt & pepper and yam batter.
- Cook on medium heat, stirring and scraping the sides of the pan continuously till the mixture is a thick starchy paste.
- Taste and season further is necessary.
- Transfer to flat dish ready for steaming in bamboo steamer.
- Steam for about 40 minutes.
- Take out from steamer, garnish over the top and allow to cool to room temperature and serve.
|Yum! we didn't wait for it to cool down tho...hahah|