Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fried Carrot Cake

To my readers, I apologize for not been updating my blog lately as I was away for about a month. But now I'm back!!! :) So today's post is about Fried Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway). This is not that cake you see at the dessert corner. This is a popular dish with Singaporeans eaten throughtout the day, breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper. When I saw Makansutra website and videos... dang!! its making me super hungry and missing Singapore's local food... :(

The main ingredient is white radish. It is grated and mixed with rice flour. Together with water, the mixture is stirred while cooking. Then the thick mixture is poured in a round pan and steamed to form the carrot cake. The carrot cake is cut into pieces and stir with eggs, minced garlic, spring onion, preserved radish. You could even add sweet black sauce if you want the dark version of fried carrot cake. If you like you could even add small shrimp or diced mushroom to give it added texture and taste.

A skillful hawker will not burn the egg when it is stir fried with the carrot cake and will also making you drool with just the aroma alone. If you like it a little spicy, you can ask the chef to put in a small amount of chili.. yum yum!!! I would recommend all visitors to Singapore, should try Fried Carrot Cake. :))

My white fried carrot cake did not look like Mr See Toh's carrot cake pizza.. but it still taste good!!! gonna make the black fried carrot cake next time..

Radish Cake:
350gm rice flour
600g water, room temperature
600g hot water
20gm carrots, julienned
20gm radish, julienned
1 tsp salt

Fried Carrot Cake:
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp preserved radish, chopped
2 nos eggs, beaten
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 sprig spring onion, chopped

20gm ikan bilis 
30gm beansprouts

Here is the VIDEO (<--Click) to make Carrot Cake from KF See Toh, Ambassador of Food or many have called him the Makan Guru. :)

Some pics of the carrot cake I whipped up..

My white fried carrot cake with sambal (chili paste) on the side.


Za said...

Looks good...I like the black carrot cake. plus the cili sedaaaap!

Eid Mubarak!

lilmizlynn said...

i like the black one too. for the chili i rather put it separately so it wont be so pedas.. LoL!! :)

Eid Mubarak to you n yours!!

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