Steamed Taro Cake Recipe (Wu Tao Gou/芋頭糕)

Taro is one of the popular dish preparations in China, therefore there are many variants of taro cake scattered in every corner of the country of bamboo.  The taro cake that you should try is wu tau gou or also known as orh kueh.

Wu tao gou, chinese steamed taro cake recipe (芋頭糕)
Wu tao gou (youtube/ChineseCookingDemistyfied)

Wu tau gou is often served on certain Chinese holidays such as Chinese New Year.  The texture of the cake is very chewy because it is made from rice flour with various fillings that are spread all over the cake.  The taste is unique because it is savory, salty, and certainly rich in aroma with the addition of seafood and spices.  Come on, try the Chinese wu tau gou recipe below!

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  •  650 gr of taro
  •  230 gr of rice flour
  •  800 ml of water
  •  1 knuckle ginger
  •  2 cloves of garlic
  •  50 gr of dried shrimp
  •  50 gr of dried mushrooms
  •  2 tbsp sesame oil
  •  2 stalks of green onions
  •  1 large chili
  •  Salt and pepper to taste

How to make:

Step 1: Preparation of taro and other 

Soak the prawns and dried mushrooms in warm water for about 1 hour.  While waiting you can peel and dice the taro with a size of about 1-2 cm.

Cut the mushrooms and prawns that have been chewy after soaking, if you use prawns that are small enough you don't need to cut them.

Step 2: Make the cake batter

Put the rice flour into the mixing bowl.  Finely grate the garlic and ginger, and dip them into the rice flour.  Don't forget to add salt and ground pepper.

Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture while stirring so that there are no lumps.  Let's stand for a while doing the next step.

Step 3: Sauté taro, shrimp, and mushroom

Heat sesame oil in a pan, you can also use other types of vegetable oil.  Add the stuffing ingredients such as taro, shrimp, and mushrooms, and stir all the ingredients for a few moments until the taro is slightly wilted, about 2-3 minutes.  If the material is a bit sticky, it's okay to add a little water.

Step 4: Pour the batter into the taro

Pour the liquid mixture into the pan, stirring slowly and continuously over low heat until the texture becomes chewy. Turn off the stove then remove the dough.

Step 5: Steam until cooked then serve

The dough that has been made is then put into a baking dish or casserole, using a spatula on top to make it look neat and fill all parts of the pan.

Prepare a cauldron or a steaming pan with boiling water, put in a cake dough in a baking dish, and steam until cooked for about 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle the wu tau koh with chopped onions and large red chilies, wait until it cools down then serve.

Wu tao gou, chinese steamed taro cake recipe (芋頭糕)
Wu tao gou (youtube/Spice N' Pans)

Somewhat different from the usual taro dessert, this wu tau gou has a savory and salty taste with seafood and taro.  For the stuffing of this cake, you can create it by adding sausages, shells, or other things that you like.  Make sure you try the typical Chinese wu tau gou and taste the delicacy yourself.

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