【Taro Cake】

【Taro Cake】
by MaomaoMom

Taro is a root vegetable and can be cooked in a similar fashion as potato, but taro has better nutritional qualities. Taro has a low Glycemic Index (GI) and almost three times the dietary fiber, meaning that it effects blood sugar levels slowly. Eating a diet of low GI foods can also help prevent diabetes. Taro is nutritious, and is an excellent source of potassium, which is an essential mineral for many bodily functions. Taro also contains calcium, vitamin C, E and Bs, as well as magnesium, manganese and copper.

This delicious taro cake was inspried by the Cantonese turnip cake. Hope that you will love it as much as I do.

芋头糕F1 【Taro Cake】
Meal type: Appetizer, breakfast, dinner, vegetable, sausage
Prepare Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45+10 minutes
Level: Easy
Serves: 10 servings

1) 1 large taro root 500 g (Picture 1);
2) 1 1/2 Chinese sausages cut into small pieces, 2 tbsp dried shrimp soaked in warm water then strained;
3) 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp minced ginger, 3 tbsp finely chopped green onion;
4) 1+1/3 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp chicken broth mix;
5) 1+1/3 cups rice flour (180g), 2 cups water (475g);
6) 3 tbsp olive oil.

1: Picture 2 shows the cross section of taro root. Peel and shred taro root. Cut dried shrimp and Chinese sausage into small pieces.

2: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick sauté pan Sauté green onion and ginger for a minute. Add chopped sausage and dried shrimp, cook for another minute (Picture 3). Add shredded taro root and cook for 1~2 minutes (Picture 4). Then add all ingredients of Ingredient 4) and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

芋头糕1 【Taro Cake】
3: In a bowl, mix rice flour and 2 cups water (Picture 5). Then pour into the taro pan and combine well (Picture 6). Pour the batter into a medium sized Lock & Lock glass container (Picture 7).

4: Fill water to 2-cup mark in the InstantPot pressure cooker. Place the glass container on the steam rack inside the InstantPot (Picture 8). Cover the lid and turn the pressure valve to the Seal position. Press the “Steam” button and set 40 minutes of cooking time. When it is done, wait for another 10 minutes. Slowly release the pressure then open the lid. Take out the steamed taro cake and set aside to cool. Cover the lid and chill in the fridge for a few hours.

5: Use a knife to loosen the taro cake along the edges. Turn the container upside down and pry out the taro cake. Slice the cake into 4 mm thickness (Picture 9). Heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat in a non-stick sauté pan. Pan fry 1/3 of taro cake (Picture 10) until both sides turn light brown. Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.

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33 Responses to 【Taro Cake】

  1. 小园子 says:


  2. shu jiang says:


  3. KAIXIN says:

    毛毛妈新年好! 谢谢图文并茂的介绍!

  4. ROO says:


  5. 白白 says:

    毛毛妈 要是拿白萝卜做也行吧 我家没有高压锅啊 要是光蒸 要蒸多久呢

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  10. xiao mei says:

    Hello, MaoMaoMa

    Sorry I can not write in Chinese. Everyday I use your receipt, Love it, like it detail.
    I thought ingredient five ( water and stick rice flour)you mixed it up.
    I wish you like eat lamp meat.


  11. xiao mei says:

    Sorry, I mean ingredient 5:粘米粉半包大约1又1/3杯(180克),水2杯(475克);is it correct?

    Thank you for your time

  12. 月亮弯弯 says:


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  14. Betty says:


  15. BETTY BANOVIC says:

    In pictures 5, 6 and 7, it looks very thick. When I mix the ingredients in step 5, it is really watery. When I add the other ingredients, it is still watery.

    Mine came out very dense, very little of the white part. Almost all taro root.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you. Betty

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