Food Recipe – Chinese New Year Hong Kong Style Radish Cake

Radish Cake is one of the traditional Chinese food on Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

It is not a difficult dish to make, let’s have a look at the baking process.

Preparation time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Ingredients:

Fresh Moli

Moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Fresh Moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Chinese Sausages

Chinese Sausages by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Chinese Sausages by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Chinese Mushrooms

Chinese Mushrooms by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Chinese Mushrooms by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Dried Shrimps

Dried Shrimps by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Dried Shrimps by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Dried Scallops (Optional)

Dried Scallops by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Dried Scallops by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Rice Flour

Rice Flour by Demed (Flickr)

Rice Flour by Demed (Flickr)

Wheat Flour (Optional, it can be replaced by corn flour)

Steps:

Shred the moli into fine strips

Shred the moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Shred the moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Shredded moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Shredded moli by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Dice and pan fry the Chinese sausages, mushrooms, shrimps and scallops

Frying the diced ingredients by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Frying the diced ingredients by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Boil the moli with water or chicken soup until it soft

Boil moli strips with soup by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Boil moli strips with soup by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Add the flour mixture into the boiled moli strips until the texture looks sticky

After adding flour mixture by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

After adding flour mixture by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Add the fried ingredients into the sticky moli strips and stir it until the ingredients mix evenly

Mixing ingredients by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Mixing ingredients by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Put it into a pot or container then steam it for 30 to 45 minutes (depends on the size of the container)

Moli cake after mixing by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Moli cake after mixing by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

It is a ready-to-eat radish cake! Let’s try to make it at home and have some fun! Happy Chinese New Year!!

Radish Cake by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Radish Cake by Cheryl Lo (Flickr)

Most of the ingredients can be found in Asian supermarket in Dublin. e.g. Asia Market and Oriental Emporium.