400g yam (peeled & cubed)
2/3 tsp chinese five spice powder
100g shallots (sliced & fried)
80g dried shirmp (soaked, fried & coarsely chopped)
2 red chilies (sliced)
some spring onion (chopped)
Mix the batter ingredients using wooden spoon, make sure that all lumps of flour are dissolved. Strain the batter if necessary.
Heat 1 tbsp of the remaining oil when frying shallots, add in the yam cubes, five spice powder and fry till they are cooked/soft. Pour in the batter to mix with yam, keep stirring in low heat till it thickens up. Keep on stirring the batter as the topiaco flour makes the thickening a lot faster. Beware not to burn the batter.
Once the batter are really thick. Remove from heat and pour the batter mixture into a steaming pan.
Steamed in the preheated steamer at high heat for about 40 minutes or until it's cooked through. Leave to cool before garnish it with fried dried shrimps, fried shallots, chopped spring onion and slices of red chilies.
Voila ~ the yam cake is ready to be served !!!☻
Note: Don't worry if the cake turn out a bit sticky and soft when it is hot, it will become firm when the cake is cool. Mommy, I hope you'll like it! ☻