Chinese steamed yam / taro cake

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Savory steamed yam/taro cake is topped with dried shrimp, green onions, fried shallots & chili is one of popular snacks or kueh in Southeast Asia.

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Fall weather is working its way in you guys! One of my favorite season besides summer. It’s been raining a lot these past couple weeks though. This morning the thick cloud finally moved somewhere & we got some decent sun shine with some cool breeze. I brought the kids to lớn the outdoor park, boy were they excited. They collected so many acorns. My daughter told me she saw one red leaf falling off the tree. Seriously? I mean I love fall, but half of me is not ready khổng lồ bid farewell khổng lồ summer. Halloween costumes are at Costco already! Geezzz!! It’s not even September yet. I feel like retailers are wayyy ahead of the season these days or am I the one who are behind?

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I’m sharing another one of my all-time favorite cake, steamed yam/taro cake. We gọi this kue keladi in Indonesia. It is also known as orh kueh in Hokkien or wu tau koh in Cantonese. My mom is the only person in the family that has an absolute zero sweet tooth! ZERO! In fact she despises sweets và desserts! (Don’t ask me why!). This orh kueh is her all-time favorite. She loves this A LOT!

Steamed cakes (both sweet & savory) are very common in Asia because the oven was not common kitchen equipment back in the days. I remember I was in awe seeing my grandma baking some chiffon cake in her giant portable “oven”, which was light in weight và have khổng lồ be put on the stovetop khổng lồ heat up the oven.

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If you ever wonder WHAT THE HECK IS TARO ? It is a root. Roots that are very commonly used in Asian kitchen & I believe in Africa, Hawaii, and other parts of the world. But not that common in the U.S.(except for Hawaii) however. Most people have no clue what taro is here. They are being used a lot in both sweet và savory dishes throughout asia. In desserts, stir-fry, stews, & many more.It is usually recommended khổng lồ wear gloves when handling taro as it may irritate the skin. I found that as long as my hands are not wet, it doesn’t irritate the skin. So, I wear gloves when I wash the taro root.

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I like how you bite into the taro cubes in the cake, the umami dried shrimp, lightly spicy from the chili & that crunch from the fried-shallots crisp và green onion….it’s a các buổi tiệc nhỏ inside the mouth!

This orh kue turned out to be so perfect. It’s not too dense or too soft. Just perfect. I’m very happy with the result. Thanks Mom!!!