Kyoko’s 365 Days of Treat/Kyokoのおやつ日記: 101

27th January 2012

Today’s treat is turnip cake.


Turnip cake is my favourite dim sum.  It is also one of the festive food for the Chinese New Year.


 I attempted to make my own at home and it turned out to be very successful!


Turnip cake is made of shredded radish and rice flour, flavored with finely cut shitake, dried shrimps, and dried scallops.  In Hong Kong they are usually being sold in round foil trays, but I steamed mine using retangular pound cake pans for easy slicing.


After steaming, sliced, then pan fired both sides with a little oil until slightly brown and crispy.  Served with chilly oil.  Delicious!


Edited: January 27th, 2012