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Lo Bak Gou: Cantonese Turnip Cake [Vegan]

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Turnip cake, also known as radish cake or lo bak gou, is a savory steamed traditional Cantonese snack often found in Chinese dim sum restaurants. Loaded with shredded turnip, steamed and pan fried until crispy golden brown. Garnished with fresh cilantro and served with soy sauce and chili, this turnip cake is a delicious, savory delight!

Lo Bak Gou: Cantonese Turnip Cake [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


For the Turnip Cakes:

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound turnips, peeled and grated
  • Pepper and salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Shiitake mushroom seasoning
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 pound rice flour
  • 7 cups water

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste


  1. Add the oil into a wok.
  2. Add the grated turnip, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, and shiitake mushroom seasoning, and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Dish onto plate and set aside.
  4. In a deep pan at medium heat, add 7 cups of water with 1 bag of rice flour and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add and stir the fried turnip. Slowly stir, until the mixture gets thick, then turn off heat.
  6. Cover a stainless steel dish with cling wrap.
  7. Transfer into the dish and cover the top with a cling wrap.
  8. Steam for 30 minutes, then leave to cool completely.
  9. Slice and pan fry with oil at medium heat, until golden brown.
  10. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2065 | Total Carbs: 395 g | Total Fat: 34 g | Total Protein: 34 g | Total Sodium: 37 g | Total Sugar: 3284 g





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14 comments on “Lo Bak Gou: Cantonese Turnip Cake [Vegan]”

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Maureen Koplow
1 Years Ago

By the way, I looked up the Thermomix Veroma and it\'s availabe on Amazon for $1499.00 - pretty high price jsut to steam the turnips!!!

Maureen Koplow
1 Years Ago

Looks delicious! But could you describe the stainless steel dish? I did a web search and found 2 possibilities. One is like a steamer basket with holes in it and legs to keep it above the water line. The other is a stainless platter that\'s for use in a Veroma, whatever that is. Could I use any other kind of dish or pan? Or is there a specific style and a place where I could buy a stainless steel dish? Could I use a bamboo steamer with a dinner plate?

Jessica Desu
2 Years Ago

Joel Evan MacDonald

Sanny Vuu
2 Years Ago

Omg i didn't know it was that easy to make! :o

Diem Thi Nguyen
2 Years Ago

Yes it's very yum

Ynnah Valdez
2 Years Ago

Clément Yeung

Jaz B Rus
2 Years Ago

Terry Ishizaki

Claire Isan
2 Years Ago

Casey Gamboa any chance you would make this for us sometime soon? Pretty please and thank you xoxox xoxox

Olivia Foy
2 Years Ago

Mama! Audrey Foy

Nadia Williams
2 Years Ago

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