Popular Chinese New Year Dim Sum ..
1-1 kg taro cut into 1 inch cubes
2-crumbled bacon about 100 gm
3-dried shrimp about 100 gm
4- xo chilli sauce 3 tbsp (homemade xo sauce..optional) 1 tbsp five spice powder
5-rice flour 300 gm
6-wheat starch 3 tbsp
7- 3-4 scallion stalk a handful of coriander (cut into small pieces)
8- 900 ml water
1- hot oil hot pan, saute dried shrimp, bacon with one chopped shallot…1 min
2-add 1 tbsp five spice powder, 3 tbsp xo chilli sauce ,stir fry until fragrant
3-add the mince scallion stalk and coriander ,stir well and dish up ,set aside.
4- add taro to the hot wok,salt and pepper to taste…saute 1 min…
5-add 500 ml water into the wok and slimmer for 15 mins with medium heat ..
6-in a bowl sift rice flour and wheat starch ,then add 400 ml water and mix thoroughly..set aside
7-pour 3/4 mixture of dried shrimp and bacon to the cooked taro, stir well..
8- add the flour mixture to the taro mixture ,blend quickly and evenly until a paste forms
9- pour the batter into two oil sprayed cake pan,top with the 1/4 of the remaining
dried shrimp and bacon mixture .. get ready to steam…
10- steam the taro cake for 45-50 mins with medium heat,turn off the heat .
Insert a skewer into the cake, if it comes out clean, it is done.
Tips- spare a small bowl for tasting ..
Serve hot with cutting the taro cake into rectangle slices..or
allow the taro cake to cool completely,then pan -fry
both sides of the slices until golden brown and crispy.