Friday, 10 February 2017

Lor Bak Go/ Steam Radish Cake

Another Chinese steam cake recipe. Radish steam cake or Lor Bak Go. It's very popular during Chinese New Year and families would steam this cake as gifts for family and friends or fry it for visiting guests on CNY. After steaming the cake, let it cool and then cut into slices to shallow fried in oil. Serve this snack with your favourite chilli sauce.

Lor Bak Go or Steam Radish cake


340 gms rice flour
2 tbsps wheat starch
2 tbsps cornflour
1.2 litres water
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp pepper
1 stick lup cheong, diced
50 gms dried prawns, soak and drained
30 gms small scallops, soaked and drained
5 mushrooms, soaked, drained and diced
600 gms shredded radish, cooked in boiling water for 10 mins and drain


Pour 600ml water into a mixing bowl and add in the flours.
Use a whisk to combine well. Leave aside.
Heat up 1 tbsp oil and fry dried prawns for a minute.
Add in scallops and lup cheong. Fry till fragrant, then add in shredded radish and mix well.
Pour in remaining 600 ml water and seasonings.
Let mixture comes to a boil and add in rice mixture.
Keep on stirring till mixture thickens.
Transfer mixture to a greased 8 inch tray or 2 loaf tins ( 9 and a half × 4 ) and steam for 30 mins.
Let steam cake cool.
After cooling , slice and panfried till golden brown.
Serve with your favourite chilli sauce.

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