I was craving for Steam Yam Cake and has planned to make it today. Unfortunately, when I went to the fresh market this morning, I can't find any yam and a bit disappointed. So, I decided to change my plan. I go for Radish Cake instead, another type of cake that is very popular among the Chinese community.
The wonderful part of this steamed radish cake is, you may not only choose to eat just straight away with some garnishing of chopped spring onion, fried crispy shallot and dried shrimps on top, you even can choose to cut it into into slices and pan-fry it before you dip it with some sources....yummy!
If you wish to challenge yourself further, there is another way that's very popular in Malaysia - stir fry it. Cut the steamed radish cake in about 1 cm cubes and stir fried with chopped garlic, dried shrimps, beat in an egg and some soy sauce and fried until its turn brown and fragrant. For those who love it with some spicy taste, you may even add in some chili paste to fry together. What about adding some bean sprout in it? Good isn't it? This will be a perfect savory snack that goes well with a cup of tea. So, lets find out the basic steps in how to steam the radish cake before you venture to next step of alternative way of eating.