During this hands-on class we will learn how to make Rice Cake Bowl (碗粿) and Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕).
Rice Cake Bowl (碗粿) is one of the most popular and traditional light meal or home-style snack in Taiwan. You can easily find it at night markets or daytime street vendors. It is made of steamed rice paste (well-stirred rice flour with water) plus different types of pan-fried savory toppings (ground pork, shiitake mushrooms, salted duck egg yolk, etc). People usually eat it topped with garlic soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce. Either way is delicious!
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Turnip cake (蘿蔔糕) originated in southeastern China and came to Taiwan with early immigrants. In it’s classic dim sum form, Cantonese turnip cake has fillings like dried shrimp, dried shiitake, Chinese sausage, jinhua ham, and sometimes it’s even fried with XO sauce. The Taiwanese-style on the other hand, tends to be more simple. It’s made with turnip and rice flour which sustains the natural flavor of the turnips. Wheat or potato starch in Cantonese turnip cakes results in a more chewy texture. As the Taiwanese-style only has rice flour, they tend to have a softer texture.
Space is limited so register before all seats are taken! Light snacks and beverages provided and you'll eat the results of your labor as lunch!
5019 Keystone Pl N
Seattle, WA 98103
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