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Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake

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I first saw Helena made this Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake (五香眉豆糕) late last year and Cass also posted hers before the Chinese New Year. Since both talented bloggers commented that this Chinese snack tasted like the steamed yam cake, I too can't wait to follow lol!  Totally agree with them, you can also feel the bite of the soft black eye beans. Great to serve for family gathering or party.


You can also pan fried this Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake :)


According to FITDAYblack-eyed beans/peas are very good fiber sources, providing 4 grams or 16% of the recommended daily value. There are two types of dietary fiber:  soluble and insoluble. Beans contain mostly soluble fiber, which can help decrease blood cholesterol levels and therefore may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber may also help patients with diabetes maintain improved blood sugar level because the fiber helps to slow the rate of absorption of carbohydrate.


Steamed Black Eye Bean Cake

    Ingredients (A):
      300g Rice flour
      75g Tapioca flour
      1120ml Water
      1 tbsp Chicken powder
      1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
      2 tsp Fish sauce
      1/4 tsp Pepper
      1/2 tsp Alkaline water

      Ingredients (B):
      4 tbsp Cooking oil
      1 tbsp Chopped garlic
      4 tbsp Dried prawns (soaked for 10 minutes and grind coarsely)
      5 Dried Mushroom (soaked and diced)
      2 pcs Chinese sausage, cut to small pieces
      1 tbsp Preserved Turnip (chai poh 菜脯)
      1/2 tsp Five spice powder
      300g White beans (soak the beans for 4 hours and  boil for 30 minutes until soft, drain)

      Method:
  • Ingredients (A): Mix rice flour, tapioca flour with water. Mix well and add seasonings, set aside.
  • Heat up 4 tbsp oil, saute chopped garlic until fragrant, add dried prawns and continue to fry until fragrant. Add in mushrooms and chai poh and five spice powder. Lastly mix in the white beans.
  • Reduce heat, pour in batter (Ingredients A) and continue to stir until the mixture thickened. Off heat and continue to stir till the mixture to smooth. Pour mixture into a oil greased 9 inch square pan and steam for 45 minutes to 1 hour (I steamed for 45 minutes) or until cooked. Cool completely and cut to serve.
  • Garnish with fried shallots, cut spring onion and red chilli.
Kitchen note: Leftover kuih shoud be kept in the fridge and shallow fried or re-heated in the microwave before serving..

Enjoy!

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  1. Ann, I have been waiting for this post for long...... Your kuih looks so nice, still can see the beans clearly and looks very appetizing. Thanks for sharing the nutrition info abt the black eye bean....thanks for the "big hat- talented blogger" hehehe...

    Thanks for the shout out too!

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    1. Li Shuan, thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. Sorry for the late post, make this after CNY for family gathering. I'm saying the truth and always inspired by you and Cass talent:D

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  2. Hi Ann, these beans are so healthy. Love this bean cake. Will try it sometime.

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  3. Ann, I love savoury cake but never try black eye beans. Will try these healthy beans version next time. thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Esther, you're welcome. Good to have some healthy snack after the CNY.

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  4. Hello Ann,
    I have made this too once upon a time.... but of course yours looks so much perfect looking than mine! This steamed black eye bean is really very healthy cake.

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    1. Mel, do you have any other recipe to share using black eye bean because I still have half packet of the bean left in my pantry.

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  5. 白眉豆哦~
    没看仔细远看很像芋头糕呢;)
    Ann做得东西永远都那么可口

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    1. 你太过奖啦!我近来有点懒散,连拍照片都随便拍。。。

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  6. Agree with others, ur post always make me drool and wanna try but no occasion thus do liao no one eat heeehee.
    My eyes having a good feast on ur blog ��

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    1. Hi Jazzlyne, thank you very much your compliments. You can make a smaller portion on this recipe and try the taste :)

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  7. 感谢分享
    这个也在我的to do list了:)

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  8. 这也在我的排行榜里,一定要试试了1

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  9. Oh this looks so healthy and yummy Ann! I wonder if we change it to red beans and make it into a desert? Thanks for sharing another wonderful dish!

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    1. Bee, hahaa... I was thinking to add kidney beans :D

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  10. Yummy yummy!! Can I replace fish sauce with light sauce? Can I substitute the dried shrimps with something else? Thanks!

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    1. Ai Li, I adapted this recipe exactly from Helena. You can try to use light sauce but I'm not sure about the taste. Most yam cake or radish cake are using dried shrimps too, not sure what other ingredients to replace.... sorry :(

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    2. No worries, Ann! Thanks!

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    3. Ann, do you think I can use the steamed pumpkin kueh recipe for this? I will replace the dried shrimps with chinese sausage. Thanks!

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    4. Sure Ai Li. Use the pumpkin kueh recipe and fry the Chinese sausage to fragrance.

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    5. Xie xie ne! So happy!

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  11. Love how it is packed with beans! Love savoury cakes like the yam ones, hope to try it out soon!

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  12. Ann,
    谢谢你的夸奖 :)
    这个我还想再吃呢,呵呵!

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    1. Cass, 我说的都是实话,每次看到你上的菜都会让我垂涎三尺,很赞!!



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  13. Wow Ann! I really like the block of the steamed Black Eye Bean Cake in your photo. It talks to me... :D

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    1. Thank you Alvin. My family really loves this a lot. Hava a try :)

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  14. Oh, I will surely love it! Yummy!

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  15. That looks super delicious, I always like the yam version but yam is a very expensive ingredient and no guarantee can get the nice powdery type. This would make a good substitution!

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    1. Jeannie, the black eye bean is so much cheaper and very healthy too.

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  16. Cool! This is sometime interesting and delicious that I am sure my mum will like. Going to pass her this recipe to try out :)

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    1. WOW! Your mum is also a great cook! Hope she enjoys this snack too!

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  17. Ann, such a clean cut of your steamed black eye bean cake! Also the tallest steamed cake that I've seen so far, yoh, your steamed cake looked so good there, can't bear anymore, I want to eat, haha!

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    1. Jessie, thank you thank you!!! The full recipe is really quite big, luckily I made this for a gathering, otherwise cannot finish them in short time. Will make for you when you're here.

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  18. Ann, I wish I could eat that! Sobs!

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    1. Sure, this recipe is quite big. Can share half of it with you.

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  19. I am also going to copy cat and bake this soon! Looks delicious!!

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  20. Ann , at first glance , I though it was taro cake :D I bet it taste as good as it looks !

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  21. Interesting indeed! I've not seen these before. Do they sell outside? I wanna try!!

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    1. Shirley, I don't think so. Homemade is the best!

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  22. What a healthy cake! This is probably my first time seeing steamed bean cake and I'm very fascinated by the idea. :)

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  23. Ann, the steamed black eye bean cake looks lovely! I hv not try eating any black eye bean it is really taste like yam cake?

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    1. Tze, yes tasted like yam cake. I'm sure you can get the black eye bean in Aust as this recipe is from Helena, Perth.

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  24. Ann, the steamed black eye bean cake looks lovely! I hv not try eating any black eye bean it is really taste like yam cake?

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  25. I heard this is better than yam cake ler,,i already bookmarked too long , time to try it out!

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  26. Hi Ann
    Could u advise what is the amount of water to be added to ingredients A. I would love to try this . Certainly looked yummy & awesome.
    Thanks/irene

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    1. Hi Irene, Thank you for highlighting to me. The water is 1120ml.

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  27. Ann,
    I never try this but I know this will taste very good.
    Does it taste something like 芋头糕?
    mui

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    1. Hi Mui Mui,
      yes tasted like 芋头糕 and still feel the bite of the beans in it.

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  28. Your dish reminds me of summer more exciting scenes. I was very happy to have full friends. Thank you. If you want to know about my country and the dishes, go to: vegetarianviet.blogspot.com.

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