Thursday, March 3, 2016

Taro/Yam Shreds Kuih

If you love will surely love this taro shreds kuih.  It is taro/yam shred in cupcake moulds and is suitable for breakfast or tea time snack.  Great for parties too...not just dainty looking but deliciously flavorful. Every mouthful is full of the crispy and fragrant fried shrimps.  Easy to prepare and you will have your family members and guests craving for more.  It taste very much like the yam cake, the only difference is the taro shreds still hold its form after steaming. This recipe is from Y3K Magazine Issue 85 ( July -August)  by Rachel Lee .  A great fan of taro, I am glad that I tried out the recipe :)

mix the shreds and fried dry shrimps and the 
rest of the ingredients together till well combined

fill up the cupcake moulds with the taro
ingredients and steam over high heat for
10-20 mins

once it is cooled down, unmould it and served with
chilli sauce

Taro Shreds Kuih - Y3K Magazine Issue 85 ( July -August)  by Rachel Lee 


350-400 g taro or yam - pared off skin, finely shredded 
3 dried mushrooms- soaked, drained, diced into small pieces
2 tbsps dried shrimps- rinsed, drained well
6 shallots- peeled, sliced, deep-fried to make crisps
60 g rice flour


1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp five spice powder
salt to taste

utensil needed
5  cupcake moulds  (greased)

1. Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in the wok. Saute dried shrimps till aromatic. Next, add in diced mushroom, fry well, dish up.
2. Combine taro shreds with no.1 . Add in shallot crisps, rice flour and seasoning. Mix well with your fingers,
3. Put some No.2 into greased moulds. Press them in gently.
4. Bring water insteamer to a rapid boil. Place in No.3 to steam over high heat for 10-20 mins or till cooked.
5. Remove, unmould, serve with chilli sauce.

Enjoy !


  1. I love taro. Sounds delicious. At first look, I thought it was the crispy woo har which is one of my favourite CNY snack.

    1. I have made woo har too...this is the steamed version I guess...just as delicious :)

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    1. Yes Beena...can give it a may love it :)