Steamed Yam Cake

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This is a favorite snack, enjoyed anytime of the day by Malaysians & Singaporeans. Making it can be a bit laborious, but its worth all the effort.

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Prep Time

1 hr

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Cook Time

45 min

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Wait Time

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Steamed Yam Cake

Ingredients

Serves 10
10 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

First peel and cut yam into small cubes, about 1 cm cubes.

First peel and cut yam into small cubes, about 1 cm cubes.

Step 2

Soak dried shrimps until softened. Drain and discard water. Then coarsely chop the dried shrimps.

Soak dried shrimps until softened. Drain and discard water. Then coarsely chop the dried shrimps.

Step 3

Soak dried mushrooms till softened. Drain and squeeze dry. Then coarsely dice the mushrooms.

Soak dried mushrooms till softened. Drain and squeeze dry. Then coarsely dice the mushrooms.

Step 4

Next, soak preserved turnip to remove its saltiness. Then dice into small pieces.

Next, soak preserved turnip to remove its saltiness. Then dice into small pieces.

Step 5

Then finely chop shallots and garlic.

Then finely chop shallots and garlic.

Step 6

Lastly, cut meat into small cubes. And we're ready to make the yam cake.

Lastly, cut meat into small cubes. And we're ready to make the yam cake.

Step 7

To make yam cake, first heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Then fry shallots and garlic until they become aromatic. Add in chopped dried shrimp and fry till fragrant. Next add diced shiitake mushrooms and preserved turnips. Continue to stir-fry until well combined.

To make yam cake, first heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Then fry shallots and garlic until they become aromatic. Add in chopped dried shrimp and fry till fragrant. Next add diced shiitake mushrooms and preserved turnips. Continue to stir-fry until well combined.

Step 8

Next, add in the meat and fry till just cooked.

Next, add in the meat and fry till just cooked.

Step 9

Then, toss in the cubed yam and fry until it's about to brown.

Then, toss in the cubed yam and fry until it's about to brown.

Step 10

Next, sprinkle in the seasonings and stir well to combine.

Next, sprinkle in the seasonings and stir well to combine.

Step 11

In a separate bowl, mix well rice flour, wheat starch, all-purpose flour, tapioca flour and water. Stir until it forms a smooth and runny batter.

In a separate bowl, mix well rice flour, wheat starch, all-purpose flour, tapioca flour and water. Stir until it forms a smooth and runny batter.

Step 12

Using a strainer, add the batter into the wok slowly.

Using a strainer, add the batter into the wok slowly.

Step 13

Stir continuously over low heat. As the batter starts to thicken, turn off the heat.

Stir continuously over low heat. As the batter starts to thicken, turn off the heat.

Step 14

Meanwhile grease a steaming tray.

Meanwhile grease a steaming tray.

Step 15

Pour in the yam mixture. Press it down with a spatula to smoothen the top.

Pour in the yam mixture. Press it down with a spatula to smoothen the top.

Step 16

Bring water in the steamer to a boil and place the steaming tray over it.

Bring water in the steamer to a boil and place the steaming tray over it.

Step 17

Steam over high heat for 45 minutes, or until cooked. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. When cake is cooked, the skewer will come out clean.

Steam over high heat for 45 minutes, or until cooked. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. When cake is cooked, the skewer will come out clean.

Step 18

Remove from steamer and leave to cool. Sprinkle over the top with fried shallots, chopped spring onions, sliced chillies and toasted white sesame seeds before serving. And we're done!

Remove from steamer and leave to cool. Sprinkle over the top with fried shallots, chopped spring onions, sliced chillies and toasted white sesame seeds before serving. And we're done!

Step 19

Cut and serve when cooled. This savory snack is best served with some sweet chilli sauce on the side. So Enjoy!

Cut and serve when cooled. This savory snack is best served with some sweet chilli sauce on the side. So Enjoy!

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Steamed Yam Cake

Steamed Yam Cake

By huangkitchen

This is a favorite snack, enjoyed anytime of the day by Malaysians & Singaporeans. Making it can be a bit laborious, but its worth all the effort.

Prep Time

1 hr

Cook Time

45 min

Wait Time

--

Ingredients

Serves 10

Instructions

First peel and cut yam into small cubes, about 1 cm cubes.

Step 1

First peel and cut yam into small cubes, about 1 cm cubes.

Soak dried shrimps until softened. Drain and discard water. Then coarsely chop the dried shrimps.

Step 2

Soak dried shrimps until softened. Drain and discard water. Then coarsely chop the dried shrimps.

Soak dried mushrooms till softened. Drain and squeeze dry. Then coarsely dice the mushrooms.

Step 3

Soak dried mushrooms till softened. Drain and squeeze dry. Then coarsely dice the mushrooms.

Next, soak preserved turnip to remove its saltiness. Then dice into small pieces.

Step 4

Next, soak preserved turnip to remove its saltiness. Then dice into small pieces.

Then finely chop shallots and garlic.

Step 5

Then finely chop shallots and garlic.

Lastly, cut meat into small cubes. And we're ready to make the yam cake.

Step 6

Lastly, cut meat into small cubes. And we're ready to make the yam cake.

To make yam cake, first heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Then fry shallots and garlic until they become aromatic. Add in chopped dried shrimp and fry till fragrant. Next add diced shiitake mushrooms and preserved turnips. Continue to stir-fry until well combined.

Step 7

To make yam cake, first heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Then fry shallots and garlic until they become aromatic. Add in chopped dried shrimp and fry till fragrant. Next add diced shiitake mushrooms and preserved turnips. Continue to stir-fry until well combined.

Next, add in the meat and fry till just cooked.

Step 8

Next, add in the meat and fry till just cooked.

Then, toss in the cubed yam and fry until it's about to brown.

Step 9

Then, toss in the cubed yam and fry until it's about to brown.

Next, sprinkle in the seasonings and stir well to combine.

Step 10

Next, sprinkle in the seasonings and stir well to combine.

In a separate bowl, mix well rice flour, wheat starch, all-purpose flour, tapioca flour and water. Stir until it forms a smooth and runny batter.

Step 11

In a separate bowl, mix well rice flour, wheat starch, all-purpose flour, tapioca flour and water. Stir until it forms a smooth and runny batter.

Using a strainer, add the batter into the wok slowly.

Step 12

Using a strainer, add the batter into the wok slowly.

Stir continuously over low heat. As the batter starts to thicken, turn off the heat.

Step 13

Stir continuously over low heat. As the batter starts to thicken, turn off the heat.

Meanwhile grease a steaming tray.

Step 14

Meanwhile grease a steaming tray.

Pour in the yam mixture. Press it down with a spatula to smoothen the top.

Step 15

Pour in the yam mixture. Press it down with a spatula to smoothen the top.

Bring water in the steamer to a boil and place the steaming tray over it.

Step 16

Bring water in the steamer to a boil and place the steaming tray over it.

Steam over high heat for 45 minutes, or until cooked. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. When cake is cooked, the skewer will come out clean.

Step 17

Steam over high heat for 45 minutes, or until cooked. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the cake. When cake is cooked, the skewer will come out clean.

Remove from steamer and leave to cool. Sprinkle over the top with fried shallots, chopped spring onions, sliced chillies and toasted white sesame seeds before serving. And we're done!

Step 18

Remove from steamer and leave to cool. Sprinkle over the top with fried shallots, chopped spring onions, sliced chillies and toasted white sesame seeds before serving. And we're done!

Cut and serve when cooled. This savory snack is best served with some sweet chilli sauce on the side. So Enjoy!

Step 19

Cut and serve when cooled. This savory snack is best served with some sweet chilli sauce on the side. So Enjoy!

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