Chinese radish cake

Pan-fried Chinese radish cake, delicious with your sauce of choice. — Photos: CHING YEE SING

I’ve been making yam cake occasionally for the family for some years now. But I’ve since been told that eating too much yam isn’t good for digestion, especially for old folks, or so the Chinese believe. So, I decided to switch up and make radish cake instead, and it has become a hot favourite with both my mother and my mother-in-law.

A perennial item featured in most dim sum menus, Chinese-style radish cake or lor bak gou is a simple yet hearty snack. This is also called carrot cake as the Chinese words lor bak, when translated directly, means “carrot”. It appeals to both the young and old due to its soft texture.

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