May 10, 2011

Lunch for two ~ Cha Kueh (炒芋头糕)

We are having a different kind of lunch today, it is Yam Cha Kueh.

Cha Kueh means frying kueh into a dish. Some ingredients are added when frying the kueh to add the flavour and it taste just wonderful. Like this one is Steamed Yam kueh and stir fry into Yam Cha Kueh.....^^

                                         Steamed yam kueh (yam cake)

Ingredients for steamed yam kueh:
500g yam ~ peel, wash and shredded
250ml water for cooking yam
1 kg rice flour
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1300ml water

1) Mix rice flour and water into a wet mixture, set aside.
2) Put some oil in a wok and stir fry chopped garlic and shredded yam until soften and pour in the water. Add in salt and pepper. Simmer this with low heat until it is cooked and slightly thick.
3) Pour in the rice flour mixture, keep stiring until a thick paste is form.
4) Transfer this into a steaming tray and steam for 25 minutes.
5) When is cooked, let it cool before cutting.
**This can be serve with fried dried shrimp and spring onion as topping or stir fry into cha kueh.

Ingredients for the cha kueh:
6 pieces of yam kueh
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped spring onion
2 slices of pork ham or chicken ham
1 small bowl of bean sprouts ~ trimmed away the tail
2 eggs
1 tbps of preserved radish ~ rinse and chopped

1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp light soya sauce
dash of pepper

1) Shallow fry the yam kueh into light brown both side. Dish up and set aside.
 Heat up a little cooking oil in a wok. Saute chopped garlic until fragrant.
2) Add in ham and preserved radish ,stir fry until light brown and add in yam kueh. Use the a ladle to roughly cut the yam kueh into bites sizes and stir fry well.
3) Push (2) aside of wok, add a little more oil, pour eggs into wok and stir fry into scramble like and bring back the yam kueh which have been push aside. Mix well.
4) Bring up the flame a bit high, add in bean sprouts and all the seasoning and sprinkle chopped spring onion over. Dish up and serve hot.

**Not only steamed yam kueh, you can also use chinese white radish to make this kueh.

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