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Lo-bak Go - Chinese Radish Cakes

Lo-bak Go - Chinese Radish Cakes created by Shasha

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.

Ready In:
3hrs
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

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

directions

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