Back to the South Arm Community Kitchen, Peggy demonstrated to us how to make Taro Cake. Taro Cake is a common dim sum item. It can be eaten fresh from the steamer or lightly pan fry to give it a crispy outer layer. The Taro Cake can be eaten as a snack or even as a meal.
Peggy made two loaves of Taro Cake in the kitchen. She also brought one which she made earlier as the cake needs to be cooled down before you can slice it up into pieces for frying. The Taro Cake is so good that the group finish all the three loaves of Taro Cake.
Peggy’s Taro Cake is filled with pork and mushroom. However, you can substitute the filings with dried shrimp and Chinese sausage which are more commonly found in Dim Sum places.
- 2 cups grated Taro
- 1/2 cup ground pork
- 1/4 cup chopped shallot
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced dried mushroom
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- soy sauce paste as dipping sauce