Is it time for that delicacy again? How time really flies. And I just saw the market put up stage for the 7th Lunar Hungry Ghost Festival and we were also doing our yoga poses to the beats and music of the nightly performances below the yoga centre :D.
So I have been considering, maybe this year I can make a bit of cash with the mooncakes festival and make a quick buck. Hello, Shanghai mooncakes and yam mooncakes for sale!
So after such a hiatus from mooncake making, I thought better brush up the skills and bought a yam from the wet market last week. Sometimes I blame my lazy bones that stop me from becoming the next rich and famous baker :D!
When my neighbour posted her photo on her Steamed Yam Cake and also Bakeforhappykids did hers, I just could not resist and that's how that piece of yam became became our lunch and dinner as well for the day instead.
Recipe from the Bakeforhappykids.
Ingredients for the Steamed yam cake in her recipe.
I added 1/4 tsp of five spice powder as I remember that's how my mother's yam cake smelled! My mother's version also included preserved vegetable (tai tou choy), chinese sausage, mushroom and char siew.
After frying the shallots as a crispy garnish, dish up the excess oil and saute the dried prawns till aromatic before adding the diced yam. Cook till fragrant and then add the seasoning and water. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes before adding the rice flour batter.
keep stirring till batter thickens.
Dish up into well greased square or round tin. Smooth the top and steam for 20-25 minutes on high heat till the center is cooked. Cool well before cutting. Top with crispy shallots, spring onions and chilies optional. Served with the sweet sauce on the side.
Braised Pork Belly with Black FungusHowever if I am not feeling lazy, I can cook a pretty delicious Braised Pork Belly with Black Fungus.