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Lo Bak Gou: Cantonese Turnip Cake [Vegan]

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 FreeVegan


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.


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

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Jessica Desu
3 Months Ago

Joel Evan MacDonald

Sanny Vuu
3 Months Ago

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

Diem Thi Nguyen
3 Months Ago

Yes it's very yum

Ynnah Valdez
3 Months Ago

Clément Yeung

Jaz B Rus
3 Months Ago

Terry Ishizaki

Claire Isan
3 Months Ago

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

Olivia Foy
3 Months Ago

Mama! Audrey Foy

Nadia Williams
3 Months Ago

Sophie Fazackerley

Fred McMillan
3 Months Ago

It's funny how the things you loathed as a kid you crave as an adult. I used to hate turnips, now I can't function until i have made these. It makes a ton! Do you think I can freeze it in portions after the steaming process?

Joanna Chan
28 Mar 2016

Yes, i freeze mine all the time

Emily Locklear
3 Months Ago

I make this on occasions, this is right out of the steamer ready to be sliced and pan fried. They are yummy.


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