Shredded Taro Cake

A specialty hailing from Tainan, this dish is best served hot.


Ingredients for the Taro Cake

  • 2 pounds shredded taro
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon potato flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Ingredients for the Meat Sauce

  • Minced pork meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Dried shrimp
  • Fried shallots

The meat sauce will be the subject of a future recipe, stay tuned!


  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • Cilantro

Equipment and Other Things

  • Steamer
  • Grater/shredder with large holes or food processor with shredding disc


0) The prep area prior to cooking


1) Shred taro to pieces - careful with those fingers!


The ideal consistency

2) Add dry ingredients to taro and mix until it feels like it's sticking together


3) Line a bowl with parchment paper, pour in taro mixture, and lightly compress


4) Top with meat mixture, carrots, and fried shallots


7)  Steam for ~30 minutes. Make sure to bring the water to a boil before inserting the bowl!


8) Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and enjoy!

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