Hi guys, These turnip cakes are way more deliciousthan they sound.
In Chinese, they are called lo bak go.
Lo bak refers to the Chinese turnipalso known as Daikon and gou makes cake.
You may have seen these in Chinese restaurantsas dimsum and sadly, they are often not vegan friendly due to the inclusion of dried shimps,Chinese sausage and scallop.
Luckily, they are so easy to veganize andpretty easy to make too.
Start by preparing the daikon.
Peel it likeyou would a carrot.
Then with half the daikon, grate it.
With the other half, give it a smallor medium dice.
I personally prefer the texture this way but you can just grate everythingif you want.
Now transfer it to a pot and add some water;just enough to cover the daikon.
Bring this to a boil, then turn the heat downto low and simmer until the daikon is fairly tender.
While that is cooking, fry up the fillings.
I'm using chopped shiitake mushrooms, some green onion, shallots and garlic.
You canalso use a bits of smokey seitan or even vegan bacon bits.
Just fry up the ingredients witha bit of oil and salt over high heat.
It will only take a minute or two.
If you are avoiding oil, just leave it outand use mediumheat, adding a few drops of water here and there until the shallots aregolden.
You want to dry out the ingredients somewhat, so use as little water as possiblejust to keep the ingredient from sticking and burning.
Once your fillings are done, set them asidein a bowl.
When your daikon is done, drain it but reservea cup of the liquid.
Mix the reserved liquid with rice flour untilit's pretty well dissolved.
Add in the fried up fillings and any otherseasonings you'd like.
Then add that to your pot of drained daikon.
Cook this over low heat for a few minutes as you stir to combine everything.
It willthicken up pretty quickly.
Now, grease a bowl or other heat proof containerthat will fit into your steaming apparatus.
Pour the daikon batter in, smoothing out thetop with a spatula or back of a spoon.
Prepare your steamer by filling up the bottomwith water and bringing it to a boil.
Place your bowl of batter in and steam overhigh heat for 45 minutes to an hour.
Test that it's done but inserting a toothpick.
IF it's done, the toothpick will come out clean, just like when you bake a cake.
You can slice this and serve it right awaywith some fresh scallions on top and some soy sauce and chili sauce on the side.
Or you can make these really especially deliciousby frying up the slices.
For this, you'll want to cool the turnip cake completely.
Letit sit inthe fridge for a few hours or overnight.
This will make it really solid and easierto fry.
Slice up the cold lo bak go.
Heat up a panon high and add some oil.
When the oil is hot, add your slices but don't crowd them.
Fry on each side for a short time, just until golden and crispy.
And there you have it! Delicious, vegan-friendlylo bak go dimsum.
I hope you liked this video and get to givethis recipe a try sometime.
Do you have a favourite vegan-friendly dim sum dish or onethat you would like to see veganized? Please let me know in the comments below.
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