I have seen many friends in my facebook list making either Radish Cake (萝卜糕) or Yam Cake (芋头糕) before and during Chinese Lunar New Year period. And usually these are the auspicious steamed cakes to be served to the visiting guests as compared those western cakes. This year, my mum made a new version of Yam Cake using different types of flour combination which is different from what she always did.
From the photo above, you realize that the colour of this yam cake is slightly more translucent and Springy (QQ) texture which is similar to Agar Agar (a kind of Asian jelly).
HOMEMADE CRYSTAL YAM CAKE 水晶芋头糕
After the yam cake is ready, you can either eat it on it's own or cut it into slices and pan-fried till slightly golden brown in colour and top it with your desire garnishing. I love to have mine with some chopped spring onion, fried shallot and lot of sweet dark soy sauce as breakfast.