Yam Cake

Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

10

Many people have this misconception that kuehs are very hard to make. Our yam cake recipe turned out surprisingly simple.
Yam cake is a delicious, satisfying treat. Be it eaten for breakfast , lunch, dinner or supper. A good yam cake should be light and fluffy and filled with chunks of yam in every bite! Now just add your favourite toppings for that extra oomph! Dried shrimps, chinese wine sausage, mushrooms, fried shallots, peanut, spring onion, the combinations are almost endless. That’s the advantage of making it at home!
Try making this for breakfast and surprise your family!

Ingredients

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g
yam (Peeled)
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g
yam (Peeled)
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g
dried shrimp
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g
dried shrimp
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dried chinese mushroom
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dried chinese mushroom
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chinese wine sausage
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chinese wine sausage
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g
shallots
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g
shallots
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ml
ml
oil
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ml
ml
oil
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tsp
tsp
five spice
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tsp
tsp
five spice
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
white pepper
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tsp
tsp
white pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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g
rice flour
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g
rice flour
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g
fried peanuts
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g
fried peanuts
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chopped spring onions
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chopped spring onions
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chopped chilies
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g
chopped chilies

Steps

1

Soak 50g dried shrimp in hot water for 30 mins
Soak 50g dried shrimp in hot water for 30 mins
Mark as completed

2

Soak 8 dried chinese mushroom in water for 30 mins
Soak 8 dried chinese mushroom in water for 30 mins
Mark as completed

3

Peel 1-2 whole yams to get 500g of yam
Peel 1-2 whole yams to get 500g of yam
Mark as completed

4

Cut yam into small cubes
Cut yam into small cubes
Mark as completed

5

Drain dried shrimp and mushroom, set aside stock
Drain dried shrimp and mushroom, set aside stock
Mark as completed

6

Dice 1 chinese wine sausage and soaked mushrooms
Dice 1 chinese wine sausage and soaked mushrooms
Mark as completed

7

Chop soaked shrimps
Chop soaked shrimps
Mark as completed

8

Slice 120g shallots in a food processor
Slice 120g shallots in a food processor
Mark as completed

9

Heat 100ml oil in work
Heat 100ml oil in work
Mark as completed

10

Add sliced shallots and stir fry until it starts to brown
Add sliced shallots and stir fry until it starts to brown
Mark as completed

11

Remove and drain fried shallots
Remove and drain fried shallots
Mark as completed

12

With the remaining oil in wok, add chopped yams and stir fry until it starts to soften
With the remaining oil in wok, add chopped yams and stir fry until it starts to soften
Mark as completed

13

Transfer yam to large mixing bowl
Transfer yam to large mixing bowl
Mark as completed

14

Season yam with 1 tsp five spice, 1 tsp salt and And ½ tsp white pepper
Season yam with 1 tsp five spice, 1 tsp salt and And ½ tsp white pepper
Mark as completed

15

With the remaining oil in wok, add diced wine sausage, Chopped shrimp and diced mushrooms
With the remaining oil in wok, add diced wine sausage, Chopped shrimp and diced mushrooms
Mark as completed

16

Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce and stir fry until fragrant
Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce and stir fry until fragrant
Mark as completed

17

Add mixture and half the fried shallots to yam
Add mixture and half the fried shallots to yam
Mark as completed

18

Mix well and set aside
Mix well and set aside
Mark as completed

19

Sift 200g rice flour
Sift 200g rice flour
Mark as completed

20

Add 800ml water / stock (from soaking shimps and mushrooms) to wok
Add 800ml water / stock (from soaking shimps and mushrooms) to wok
Mark as completed

21

Slowly whisk in rice flour
Slowly whisk in rice flour
Mark as completed

22

Stir and cook until batter thickens
Stir and cook until batter thickens
Mark as completed

23

Add yam mixture and mix well
Add yam mixture and mix well
Mark as completed

24

Oil a deep tray / tin and Transfer batter mixture to it
Oil a deep tray / tin and Transfer batter mixture to it
Mark as completed

25

Steam for 45 mins
Steam for 45 mins
Mark as completed

26

Push a skewer into the yam cake, if it comes out clean it’s done
Push a skewer into the yam cake, if it comes out clean it’s done
Mark as completed

27

For toppings add the rest of the fried shallots, 50g fried peanuts, 30g chopped spring onions and 15g chopped chilies
For toppings add the rest of the fried shallots, 50g fried peanuts, 30g chopped spring onions and 15g chopped chilies
Mark as completed

28

Let yam cake rest for at least 1 hour before serving
Let yam cake rest for at least 1 hour before serving
Mark as completed

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