Yam Cake

3 hr 30 min

medium

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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!

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Ingredients

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500g yam (Peeled)
50g dried shrimp
8dried chinese mushroom
1chinese wine sausage
120g shallots
100ml oil
1tsp five spice
1tsp salt
½tsp white pepper
1tbsp light soy sauce
200g rice flour
800ml water / stock (from soaking shimps and mushrooms)
50g fried peanuts
30g chopped spring onions
15g chopped chilies

Directions

1.

Soak 50g dried shrimp in hot water for 30 mins
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2.

Soak 8 dried chinese mushroom in water for 30 mins
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3.

Peel 1-2 whole yams to get 500g of yam
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4.

Cut yam into small cubes
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5.

Drain dried shrimp and mushroom, set aside stock
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6.

Dice 1 chinese wine sausage and soaked mushrooms
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7.

Chop soaked shrimps
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8.

Slice 120g shallots in a food processor
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9.

Heat 100ml oil in work
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10.

Add sliced shallots and stir fry until it starts to brown
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11.

Remove and drain fried shallots
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12.

With the remaining oil in wok, add chopped yams and stir fry until it starts to soften
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13.

Transfer yam to large mixing bowl
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14.

Season yam with 1 tsp five spice, 1 tsp salt and And ½ tsp white pepper
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15.

With the remaining oil in wok, add diced wine sausage, Chopped shrimp and diced mushrooms
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16.

Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce and stir fry until fragrant
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17.

Add mixture and half the fried shallots to yam
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18.

Mix well and set aside
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19.

Sift 200g rice flour
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20.

Add 800ml water / stock (from soaking shimps and mushrooms) to wok
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21.

Slowly whisk in rice flour
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22.

Stir and cook until batter thickens
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23.

Add yam mixture and mix well
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24.

Oil a deep tray / tin and Transfer batter mixture to it
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25.

Steam for 45 mins
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26.

Push a skewer into the yam cake, if it comes out clean it’s done
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27.

For toppings add the rest of the fried shallots, 50g fried peanuts, 30g chopped spring onions and 15g chopped chilies
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28.

Let yam cake rest for at least 1 hour before serving
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