Yam Cake 芋头糕 (Or Kuih)
A popular snack amongst the Malaysian and Singaporean communities, and is basically a steamed kuih made from yam pieces, dried prawns and rice flour. It is then topped with deep fried shallots, spring onions, chillis and dried prawns, and usually served with a chilli dipping sauce.
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|For the kuih|
|1/2 bowlDried shrimp; lightly chopped|
|5 pieceShallots; finely chopped|
|1 1/2 bowlsYam; diced into 1cm cubes|
|1 bowlRice flour|
|2 tablespoonswheat starch (or corn starch)|
|1 teaspoonFive spices powder|
|1/2 teaspoonWhite pepper|
|For the decoration|
|Deep fried shallots|
|Dried shrimps; chopped finely and fried|
Yam Cake 芋头糕 (Or Kuih) Preparation
1. Heat pan over medium heat, fry shallots and dried shrimps until they become aromatic.
2. Add cubed yam to the pan, fry until it becomes brown in colour.
3. Mix the rice flour, wheat starch and water in a clean bown and stir until it forms a smooth mixture. Ensure there are no lumps in the mixture.
4. Add the flour mixture into the pan slowly, stir until everything forms a thick paste.
5. Add salt, five spice powder and pepper, mix well.
6. Pour the mixture into a heatproof plate and steam over high heat for 45 minutes, or until cooked.
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