Radish cake (#lobakgou #臘味蘿蔔糕)

Radish cake 
#lobakgou #臘味蘿蔔糕

 45 mins  Cooking - Free food icons90 mins  Client, dinner, eat, food, man, meal, restaurant icon 4 servings 
Course: Side/ Main Course 
Cuisine: Hong Kong



  • 1kg Radish
  • 50g Chinese sausages (臘腸)
  • 50g Chinese bacon (臘肉)
  • 1/4 cups Dried shrimp
  • 1/4 cups Dried scallop
  • 1/4 cups Dried mushroom
  • 1 1/2 cups Water (extract juice)


  Sauce and seasoning

  • 1 t-sp Sugar
  • 1 t-sp White pepper
  • 150g Rice flour (粘米粉)
  • 50g Corn starch (栗粉/ 生粉)


 Bakery svglinecolor recipe book icon - Bakery Icons 2017 Steps by step

  1. Soak the dried scallops, dried shrimp, dried mushroom in boiled water for at least an hour
  2. Drain the water and preserve in a separate bowl (mix them together*)
  3. Diced the  dried scallops, dried shrimp, dried mushroom, chinese sausages and chinese bacon into bean-size
  4. Trim the tops and peel the outer skin of the radish

  5. Grate the radish over a large bowl/ container
  6. Extract all the radish juices and preserve in a separate bowl above(*)
  7. Mix the rice flour and cornstarch in a mixing bowl with the surgar and white pepper
  8. Pour in 1 1/2 cup of water (the mixed juice*) and keep stirring, until it turns into a smooth creamy texture 
  9. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat (no oil needed)
  10. Add the ingredients above and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently

  11. Add the grated turnips and cubes, keep stirring for another 2 minutes

  12. Pour in the mixture (step 8) and stay with low heat, keep stirring to form a creamy radish mash 
  13. Lightly grease the cake pan with oil. Transfer all the ingredients from the saucepan to the cake pan
  14. Use a spatula to smooth out the top of the turnip cake and cover with aluminium foil
  15. Boil a pot of water and place the steaming rack in the center of the pot by making sure that the water level is just below the top of the steaming rack
  16. Carefully place the turnip cake on top of the steaming rack. Cover the pot and cook for 45 minutes (Test with a chopstick to ensure the cake is cooked)
  17. Remove the aluminium foil, and let the turnip cake cool completely before serving

  18. Sliced the cake into small squares or rectangles
  19. Pan fry each side until golden brown and serve the turnip cake with chili oil


Bright, idea, lamp, tips iconStep's secret tips:

  • You are suggested to dice a cup of Radish cube to enhance the texture of the cake (I ususakly keep the head and toe of a radish for this)

  • As you peel the radish, if you notice that the outer layers are dry and fibrous, use a peeler or knife to strip away the dry layers. It is important to purchase a fresh and young radish. 

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