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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Brown bean rice cakes 豆糕

Bean Cake

This humble breakfast rice cake which is one of hubby's favourite does not have a name.  Whenever he wished to eat it, it would be a lengthy description of its contents before I knew what he wanted. The  hawker  in the market  called it  豆糕  or 猪脚糕 . Go figure why it has anything to do with a pig's hock.

This recipe went through several deconstruction processes  by this cook here. It is basically a rice cake with brown beans  and bean sprouts, steamed then deep fried. Hubby would not even touch the steamed version but devoured every single freshly fried cake. 

Feel free to replace an equivalent amount of cooked peanuts for brown beans and shredded carrots for bean sprouts.

Steamed cakes, before frying
Makes 10 cupcake sized rice cakes

Ingredients :
200 g rice flour
300ml tepid water
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup fried shallots
1 cup cooked brown beans
1 tsp canola oil
Pepper and salt
1/4 tsp msg

Method :
Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.

Microwave at 30 second intervals until the mixture is just slightly  runny.  Stir in between intervals. It should be at the desired thickness after 2 minutes.

Oil a muffin tin with canola oil.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. Steam for about 20 minutes to cook the rice cake. The rice cake is cooked when the  batter is no longer opaque white.

Cool completely.

Deep-fry the rice cakes until golden brown. Serve hot!


  1. Omg thank you so so much for sharing this recipe. I rmb i had this few years ago during CNY in my grandfather's house. According to the elderly, this is the dish that my great grandfather used to cook for my aunts and uncles. But you know, during the olden days they dont have specific recipe and was all done by 'feeling' . Really grateful to find this recipe here that kind of connect me ( i am 17 this year) and my late great grandfather. Will definitely try this out. Once again, thank you so muchh. :D

    1. Cherry, I'm glad to be able to 'help' :-) Let me know how it turns out. Good luck!