Saturday, 2 April 2016

TRADITIONAL FOOD LOST IN TIME- CHINESE CASSAVA CAKES / TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAPIOCA CAKES RECIPE


Cassava root is a staple food in many countries. It was the food eaten during the war to replace rice because it was easy to grow. If you have read or watch in many video, cassava is actually poisonous if you don’t know how to prepare it. Now it is no longer consider ‘cheap’ since not many people grow it.


Nowadays, cassava appears inside bubble teas as pearls.

I love the fried tapioca but well it is not really that healthy. Here is a recipe for a healthy traditional Chinese tapioca cakes.


TRADITIONAL CHINESE CASSAVA CAKES / TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAPIOCA CAKES RECIPE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CASSAVA CAKES / TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAPIOCA CAKES RECIPE

TRADITIONAL CHINESE CASSAVA CAKES / TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAPIOCA CAKES RECIPE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CASSAVA CAKES / TRADITIONAL CHINESE TAPIOCA CAKES RECIPE

Ingredients:

300g Tapioca /cassava

fried dried shrimps
cooked shallots
Chillies removed the seed
Pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
pepper
green onions
200ml water (or just enough to make sure it is not too soft)
100g flour


Steps:

1.  Grind the cassava with a grinder.  You can also smash it but it won't taste that good. Pour the extra water away.

2.  Add in all the other ingredients.

3.  Pour it into the pan.

4.  Steam it for about 20minutes.

5.  When it is cold, you can fried it if you like to make it more firm and crispy.



Enjoy them. It is nice to serve for tea =) .  This is a traditional Chinese cakes and only people during the olden days eat it.  I think this has now become extinct.  I don't see this anymore.  Besides, the younger generation doesn't like these kind of cakes anymore.  Ermm... I am not that old if it gives any impression that I sound ancient. XP



Tips: Do not reuse the water that you use to wash the cassava as they are poisonous.



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