Radish Cake

This is what happened when 2 cultures meet... we have vast selection of food to cook... thus enjoy.thumbs up
Sometimes we just dont know where to start or which to choose from... as there are so many 'childhood' favourites that we want our kids to appreciate with some glimmer of hope that one day... they will reminisce their younger days through their tastebuds too...

H grew up with Chinese food... while I grew up with Malay and Indian food. Between the 2 of us... we 'practically' have 'Malaysia Gastronomic' in our kitchen... Note : I am dropping the 'Mr and Miss' from now on... to be less formal and less alphabets for me to type...  winking

And Radish Cake~ one of Chinese delicacies... that would have come 'unnoticed' to me... until H came along...
D formerly known as Mr H Jr and E were introduced to Radish Cake on our trip to Kuala Lumpur in January this year... they loved it... especialy D, who adores deep fried food... between them... they almost finished the Radish Cake in record time... Two hungry teens! Looking at D and E ate so heartily... and 2 packets weren't sufficient for both...I made a mental note to get H to cook Radish Cake when we returned home...

Nearly 4 months after our trip... the kids were delighted when we presented them... with Radish Cakes... Believe me ... when I say that these little delights are addictive, and we finished it all, in record time too...blushing

Finally... I am posting this to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday #11 hosted by Sharon of Test with Skewer

Radish Cakes
Recipe (adapted from Agnes Chang)
500-600g of radish- shred finely
2 garlic - chopped
3 tablespoon of dried prawns - soaked and chopped
120g of chicken breast - diced
salt and white pepper for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice
300g rice flour
75g tapioca flour
4 cups of water (including water from cooking radish)
For garnishing ~ chopped chillies, thinly sliced spring onions, golden fried shallots
Chilli Sauce to serve
  1. Place the shredded radish in a medium size pot with 1 cup of water, boil until the radish is soft and tender. Drain the cooked radish and reserve the water (to be added on to the water above to make 4 cups of water). Leave it to cool.
  2. Mix the 2 flours and the water together. Sieve.
  3. Heat up wok, add oil and stir fry chopped garlic and dried prawns until aromatic.
  4. Add in diced chicken. Cook until the chicken is slightly opaque in colour. 
  5. Add cooked radish, batter and seasonings.
  6. Meanwhile... spray some oil onto the tray and prepare the steamer. Steam the tray for few minutes.
  7. Continue stirring the batter until thickened.
  8. Lower the heat and pour the batter into the heated greased tray and steam for 45 minutes to an hour.
  9. Leave it to cool. Cut into slices.
  10. Heat up the wok with 1/2 cup of cooking oil and fry the radish slices till golden colour on both sides.
  11. Garnish and serve with chilli sauce.


  1. Wow I love the radish cake .... perfect. And the clicks are gorgeous .... delicious !!

    Absolutely gr8 blog ... I am following u :)



  2. Hi Lisa, I am glad to find your blog. You have a lovely blog with lots of fabulous shots of the food you made. Great presentation, composition and food styling. My family love raddish cake especially my Quay Lo. Yours definitely looks mouth watering worthy and your photos has brought out the"yummiliciousness" of it. You bet I will be back again when my eyes are hungry for a feast.

  3. So fancy with the green onion bow! ;)
    I love these at dim sum time. And your version looks even more tasty.

  4. This reminds me of dim sum, which I absolutely love! I can't wait to attempt this recipe. Hopefully it'll turn out just as good as your's.

  5. Your radish cakes look and sounds so flavorful and tasty. Great photos!

  6. Satrupa
    awww.... thank you dear :D

  7. Quay Po Cooks
    Thank you for your compliment...
    *blushing* ~ help me to build up my confidence :)

  8. Carolyn Jung
    these are addictive... ;)

  9. gluttonandstudent
    Happy trying :D
    and do let me know how it turn out :)

  10. This is carrot cake kan? I like it when they fried like char kuay teow. Not healthy but certainly delicious.

  11. Flower,
    It is not carrot cake but radish or lobak putih.
    I know the ones you mentioned ~fried like char kuey teow... the cubes were made of rice flour... that one is good too :)

  12. Wow! Love the presentation!

    I would have never thought of tying the boring looking radish cake with spring onion. Mannn, u have totally elevated the radish cake to a whole new level altogether! ;)

  13. Hello Lisa, I am so happy to "meet" you and your blog. It is a lovely, welcoming place full of deliciousness! I am sure I'll be back often. Thank you so much for joining us in our Muhibbah Malaysian Monday event. Hooray, another Aussie eh? And those radish cakes look absolutely mouthwatering.

  14. Sherie
    hehehe... to'chieh to'chieh

  15. shaz
    Happy to meet you too Shaz :D
    and thank you for your great effort putting together MMM.

  16. E loves K-pop LOLOLMay 21, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Mommmy, This is your Daughter E....
    Please make more (:

    E (hehe)