Steamed Radish Cake – 萝卜糕

Steamed radish cake is a very traditional dim sum dish that’s often served in dim sum restaurants. It’s affordable to make, and can be whipped up simply for a party at your home!

While many recipes out there introduce the radish cake by pan frying it, we’ll explore steaming this radish & rice flour combo by adding in chinese wine sausage and dried shrimps – the end result is mouthfuls of savoury bliss meant for a nice home-cooked dim sum treat!

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  • Servings: 10

  • Time: 6 hr

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients:

  1. 1kg white radish

  2. 50g dried shrimp (rehydrated)

  3. 1 chinese wine sausage

  4. 2 tbsp oil

  5. 200g rice flour

  6. 50g wheat starch

  7. 200 ml chicken stock / water

  8. 1 tsp salt

  9. ½ tsp white pepper

  10. 50g fried peanuts

  11. 30 fried shallots

  12. 30g chopped spring onions

  13. 15g chopped chilies

Steps:

  1. Trim and peel 1kg white radish

  2. Shred white radish with a food processor

  3. Blanch shredded white radish in boiling water for 5 mins

  4. Chop 50g rehydrated dried shrimp roughly

  5. Dice 1 chinese wine sausage

  6. Drain shredded white radish and set aside

  7. Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok

  8. Add diced chinese wine sausage

  9. and chopped shrimp

  10. Stir fry until fragrant and set aside

  11. Add shredded white radish to wok

  12. and 200 ml chicken stock / water

  13. Add ½ tsp white pepper

  14. To 200g rice flour add 50g wheat starch

  15. Sift flour mixture

  16. Add flour mixture to wok

  17. Mix until batter becomes even and starts to thicken

  18. Add stir fried wine sausage and shrimp

  19. Mix evenly

  20. Oil a deep tray / tin

  21. Transfer batter mixture to tin

  22. Steam for 45 mins to 1 hour

  23. Remove from steamer and let rest for at least 4 hours before serving

  24. For toppings add 30g fried shallots,

  25. 50g fried peanuts,

  26. 30g chopped spring onions

  27. and 15g chopped chilies