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STIR-FRIED DAIKON RADISH CAKE (Lo Bak Gou 萝卜糕). Anothe

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STIR-FRIED DAIKON RADISH CAKE (Lo Bak Gou 萝卜糕). Another recipe inspired by @woon.heng. I haven’t had these for forever. These are usually made with dried shrimps, so thanks, @woon.heng, for this recipe. Unfortunately, I didn’t have preserved radish, bean sprouts, or Chinese chives. I used 5 diced fresh shiitake mushrooms, 4 green onions, and 1 chopped shallot instead. Turned out yummy still! 😋

Ingredients⁣
400-500 g shredded Daikon radish⁣⁣
1 small carrot shredded (about 1/2 cup)⁣⁣
1 cup fresh mung bean sprouts⁣
¼ cup chopped Chinese chives⁣
1 tablespoon preserved radish⁣
1 teaspoon garlic⁣
2 teaspoons sambal oelek, optional⁣
1 tablespoon soy sauce⁣
oil for cooking⁣⁣
salt⁣ & pepper to taste⁣
Batter (mix into a thin batter)⁣
1⅓ cup [210g] rice flour used Thai rice flour⁣⁣
2 cups room temperature water⁣⁣
1 teaspoon salt & pepper⁣

In a heated non-stick pan, cook daikon & carrot until the daikon turns translucent and all water has evaporated over low-med heat. Add in the batter & cook into a thick paste, then season. Transfer the mixture into a 9X5 loaf pan and cover it with foil, if needed. Steam over high heat for 30 minutes or until a cake tester/fork comes out clean. Let the cake cool it completely/refrigerate overnight before cutting it.⁣
To make the stir-fried version, loosen the cake with a knife & cut it into bite-sized cubes.⁣
Heat a non-stick pan with oil then pan-fry cake cubes until golden brown on all sides. Using the same pan, sauté garlic and preserved radish until fragrant.⁣
Add in the chili sauce, if using & return the cake cubes back into the pan and season with soy sauce. Finally, add the veggies in and cook until the veggies are slightly tender. Serve warm.⁣

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