Turnip Cake

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Shasha

This is one of my favorite dimsum. I found this recipe in another website, and I just had to share it!

Top Review by Happy_Housewife

Sorry, but this recipe didn't work. I think 1 cup of water was insufficient; maybe at least 2-3 cups of water are needed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb rice flour (not glutinous rice flour)
  • 2 medium turnips, skinned and shredded
  • 3 Chinese sausage, diced or 3 slices ham, shredded
  • 1 cup dry shrimp
  • 5 dried Chinese mushrooms, soak in warm water,shredded or diced
  • 1 teaspoon fried shallot


  1. Cook shredded turnip with 1 cup of water for 5 minutes.
  2. Add some sugar if turnip is bitter.
  3. Heat 1 tspn of oil, stir fry Chinese sausage/ham, dry shrimp, mushrooms, shallots until done.
  4. Add black or white pepper if desired.
  5. Mix ingredients and rice flour with turnip.
  6. Add salt if desired.
  7. Note: this mixture should not be too thick.
  8. Turnip cake will turn hard if it is too thick.
  9. To steam: Choice (1) place step 5 mixture in a container and use steamer to steam for 50 minutes with high flame.
  10. Choice (2) If you do not have a steamer, use 8x8x2 baking pan.
  11. Cover baking pan with foil paper, pour in mixture.
  12. In a large deep pan, add water, position a bowl in center of pan, then, place baking pan on top of bowl.
  13. Put on lid and steam for 50 minutes with high flame.
  14. Chill turnip cake in room temperature.
  15. Slice cake into square or rectangular shape with a cleaver.
  16. Fry in pan with 1 tbspn of oil until golden brown on both sides.
  17. Sauce: Minced garlic and red chili pepper Mix with soy sauce, a drop of sesame oil and little bit of sugar.
  18. Ready to serve.

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