Kung Hei Fat Choy!! Time sure flies by, I can’t believe it’s Chinese New Year again. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous year of the sheep (or is it ram? or goat?). Read more >>
Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all in the Year of the Horse!
I grew up in Canada, so I was never exposed to all the Chinese New Year customs and traditions. So if you came to my home to bai nian (a CNY custom to visit friends and family) the only festivity you would experience is a Chinese candy box (全盒) and some servings of turnip cake [see previous post].
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, I wanted to share a Chinese Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕) recipe that I learned from Town Gas Cooking 2 years ago.
Traditionally this cake is made during Chinese New Year, but nowadays this is a regular item on the dim sum menu. For those who’ve never tried Turnip Cake, don’t be mislead by the “cake” and think it is a sweet dessert, in fact it is a savory dish. It is made from grated Chinese radish (which is similar to the Japanese daikon), rice flour with diced ingredients such as dried shrimp, dried shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausages and then steamed over high heat. Read more >>