Friday, January 9, 2009

Snack - Or Kuih (Taro/Yam Cake)

Taro/yam cake (Hokkien: or kuih) is a little salty. It is yummy.
Ingredients – Makes 6-8 servings
  • 12 oz (350 gm) skinned taro/yam, cut into 0.5 inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 oz (165 gm) rice flour
  • 2 oz (55 gm) tapioca starch
  • 8 shallots, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped finely
  • 4 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Mix rice flour, tapioca starch, white pepper, salt and water in a bowl. Stir the batter, put aside.
  2. Add oil in hot wok, turn to medium heat, and then add the sliced shallots. Fry until the shallots turn golden. Remove the shallots before they start turn to burn. Put aside.
  3. There should be 1-2 Tbsp of oil remaining in the wok. Add the chopped shallot and garlic, and fry until they are lightly browned. Add taro, five spice powder, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir for a few seconds. Add the batter, and stir continuously on low heat until the batter thickens. Turn off the heat.
  4. Grease a tray (large enough to hold the batter but will fit in your steamer) and pour the batter into it. Steam over high heat for about 30 mins or until set. Put aside to cool.
  5. Garnish the cooled taro cake with fried shallots. Cut into pieces and serve with chili sauce.
芋头糕(福建话是or kuih)是一种咸味糕,很好吃。
材料 - 可做6-8人份量
  • 12安士(350克) 削皮芋头,切块0.5寸(1 cm
  • 3
  • 6安士(165克) 粘米粉
  • 2安士(55克) 生粉/西米
  • 8 葱,切细片
  • 1 葱,切碎
  • 1 蒜,切碎
  • 4汤匙 食油
  • 1茶匙 五香粉
  • 1茶匙 胡椒粉
  • 1茶匙
  • 1茶匙
  • 1汤匙 酱油
  • 1茶匙 麻油
  1. 混合粘米粉、胡椒粉、和水在碗上,搅拌后,放一边。
  2. 加食油在热镬,改调中火,加入细片葱、炒至金黄色,在未炸焦前即刻捞出炸葱,放一边。
  3. 保留1-2汤匙的食油在镬,加入蒜,炒至浅褐色。加入芋头、五香粉、糖、酱油和麻油,搅拌几秒钟。加入粘米粉水,改调中下火,继读搅拌及变浓稠后即可关掉炉火。
  4. 将芋头浓稠料倒入已涂上油的蒸盘,用热火蒸,约蒸30分钟或已熟透。让它退热。
  5. 撒上炸葱在已退热的芋头糕上,切块及淋上辣椒酱食用。


simon said...


or kuih is my favorite....mem used to make it and we usually have it as lunch and dinner.....lau nui liao........

eHeart said...

haha... *Q*