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Turnip Cake-Radish Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Classic Dim Sum dish--radish cake

Course: dim sum, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cake, radish
Servings: 12 making around 12 cakes
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g plain rice flour
  • 1000 g Fresh long radish , aka daikon/turnip
  • 800 ml water including the water squeezed from the white radish
  • 3-4 middle size shiitake mushroom
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder , can be replaced by white pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp-pre soaked
  • 100 g Chinese sausage
  • 1/4 middle size red onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Vegetable cooking oil as needed
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  1. In a small bowl, soak the dried shrimp until softened. Set aside, drain well and cut both shrimp and shiitake mushroom into really small cubes.
  2. Peel all the skin of radish and then use a shredder to finely shred the radish. If you do not want to taste any radish texture in the final cake, shred the radish as small as possible.
  3. Transfer shredded radish in a large pot or bowl, spread salt on the surface and rub with hand. Set aside for around 20 minutes to 30 minutes until the radish shreds are totally softened.
  4. To prepare the side ingredients: in a small pan, add around 1/2 tablespoon oil and then fry onions, dried shrimp, sausage and shitake mushroom until aroma. Set aside.
  5. Squeeze the water out and transfer to another large mixing pot. Mix all the flour with the water squeezed out from the radish and the left water. Add radish shreds and Chinese five spice powder. Mix well and heat over medium fire to boil.
  6. Add other side ingredients and mix well.
  7. Brush some oil on your container and then transfer the mixture to the container. Steam for around 50 minutes; absorb any water on surface with a clean gauze or towel.
  8. Cut into slices around 1.5 cm in thickness after cooling down.
  9. Pan-fry until slightly brown on both sides. Sprinkle some chopped green onion and serve with your favorite tea.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single cake.

Nutrition Facts
Turnip Cake-Radish Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 18.7mg23%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.