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    Lo-bak Go - Chinese Radish Cakes

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    Jenny Sanders's Note:

    This is my favourite Chinese Dim-Sum. It is a steamed cake of rice flour and grated Chinese radish (lo-bak), which is then cut into slices and pan fried. Not unlike scrapple, in some ways, although less meaty. It's delicious with lots of hot sauce. Lo-bak looks very similar to daikon; it is just a little bit milder in flavour. I suspect daikon would work okay if need be. You don't have to use both the shrimp and the shiitake; one or the other would be alright.

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    • 1/2 cup dried shrimp
    • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 3 lbs Chinese radishes (lo bak)
    • 1/2 lb rice flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 cups chicken stock


    1. 1
      Soak the shrimp and mushrooms in the boiling water.
    2. 2
      Peel and grate the radish directly into the chicken stock; Simmer for about 15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain the chicken stock from the lo bok, and the soaking water from the shrimp and mushrooms, and reserve them both.
    4. 4
      Mince the shrimp and the shiitake.
    5. 5
      Add the combined stock and soaking water slowly to the rice flour, stirring constantly, to make a batter of medium viscosity.
    6. 6
      Season with salt, if required, and a little pepper.
    7. 7
      Mix the lo bak, shrimp and shiitake into it, and put it in a large sauce pan.
    8. 8
      Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken.
    9. 9
      Pour it into an oiled 10" square cake pan, and cover it tightly in foil.
    10. 10
      Bake it at 300 deg in a water bath until thoroughly set- 1 1/2 to 2 hours?
    11. 11
      Let cool.
    12. 12
      Slice into 1/2" slices and fry until nicely browned on both sides in a lighlty oiled pan.

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    • on July 23, 2006


      Great recipe! I added chopped Chinese pork sausage into the mix as well and it came out great. Might try to steam it next time instead of a water bath because I think some of the water seeped through the pan. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Lo-bak Go - Chinese Radish Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 58.7
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.8 mg
    Sodium 297.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.6 g
    Protein 1.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried shrimp

    Chinese radishes

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