Kuih Loh Bak/Pan Fried Radish Cake

This dish is also known as fried carrot cake ,is very famous among Malaysians here.It is a popular hawker food ,with a dark coloring due to the generous amount of dark soy sauce used to the dish.

The first step of making the Kuih Loh Bak is preparing the radish cake, rice flour is mixed with grated radish and then steamed.It is later stir fried using eggs.You can also make it spicy and add in prawns to give different flavour.But the most common style that one can come across frequently in any hawker stalls would be the recipe which I am sharing today.
After much trial and error, finally I got the texture that I wanted and am much happy of the outcome of this dish.

I have used wheat starch for the cake ,but some do substitute it with cornflour. There, of course will be a slight texture difference .

For the radish cake:

150g rice flour
30g wheat starch (tung min flour)
50g grated white radish(squeeze out the liquid from the radish before weighing)
300ml water

For the stir fry:
2 chopped garlic
4 eggs(beaten)
½ tbsp chilli paste
5-7 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
½ tsp salted radish (optional)

Mix in the rice flour ,wheat starch , grated white radish and water together.Steam in rapid boiling water for 30mins.Leave to cool. Cut into small cubes.

In hot oil, put in the radish cake cube and stir fry .Sprinkle in with some light sauce sauce and fry until slightly soften.Dish out. Add a bit more oil and sauté chopped garlic and salted radish..Once fragrant, add in the sauté radish cake and chilli paste.Mix in both sauces as well.Stir fry until all ingredients are well incorporated. Final stage add in a bit more oil and pour in the beaten eggs until it covers the whole of the radish cake. In between stir fry .Add in more dark soy sauce and salt for taste if desired.

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  4. Hello! I was browsing for Malay recipe and came across your blog and oh..I will have to try to make home-made radish cake!!! :D I usually just bought mine and then stir fry it. Shh.

  5. I am going to try this out now. Thank-you for the recipe! Su


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